2016 State of Origin Game 1 Betting Preview

The New South Wales Blues will begin the 2016 State of Origin Series in the best way possible, with success at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium tonight, Wednesday June 1st.

That’s the tale of the tape according to leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, who have installed Laurie Daley’s men as outright $1.94 favourites to defeat Queensland ($2).

The Blues suffered a demoralising 52-6 defeat at the hands of Queensland in Game 3 last year, which has forced Daley to make wholesale changes to his team this year.

2016 marks the first year for Kevin Walters in the top job for the Maroons, but the former Broncos great has picked two debutants in his first squad to face the Blues.

Despite their tag as outsiders in head-to-head betting markets for Game 1, Queensland’s sheer dominance through the last decade has seen them into outright $1.80 favouritism to lift the shield after Game 3 in 2016.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds on the widest and most unique ranges of markets for 2016 State of Origin, including $2 lines! T&C’s apply, see website for full details.*