In May, June and July of each year, the State of Origin series pits New South Wales’ and Queensland’s Rugby League sides against each other in one of Australia’s most competitive and passionate sporting rivalries. During the best-of-three Wednesday night showdown matches, TAB Sportsbet offers punters a mind-boggling range of betting markets with some of the best prices around.
The 2014 tournament provided plenty of thrills for bettors as New South Wales finally wrestled the State of Origin crown away from The Maroons after eight years of trying. However, the team from Queensland still hold the record for overall wins with 18 compared to the 13 held by their rivals. Blues Captain Paul Gallen deservedly picked up the Wally Lewis medal for Player of the Series.
The resurgence of the New South Wales team is great news for the series, and sports fans can expect to see some closely-fought battles in the coming years.
State of Origin Betting – Markets
Betting On The Series
Before the series starts, and even during, one can place a bet on who will win the best-of-three series.
Betting on the margins of victory in Origin can attract more enticing odds and higher dividends. If bookmakers decided on a line of -8.5 for Queensland, a bet on them would mean they would have to beat NSW by more than 8.5 points for you to collect.
TAB Sportsbet offer a great range of markets and some of those include Half Time. Which team will be leading at Half Time? How many points will be scored before Half Time is another. Check out tab.com.au closer to the Origin series to see the latest markets.
You can bet on the Total Match Points scored in an Origin game, Winning Margin, Handicap, Exact Winning Margin, First Scoring Play etc. The huge range of markets available will ensure that there are reasonable prices and odds on offer for all sports punters interested in State Of Origin betting.
TAB Sportsbet has markets on individual performances too. You can bet on Man Of The Series, Man Of The Match for each of the three games, First and Last Tryscorer, First Tryscorer in the 2nd half and Player Head-To-Head markets.