It might be a dead-rubber but there is still plenty of betting interest in State Of Origin 2016 Game 3 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney tonight, Wednesday July 13.
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This year’s State Of Origin series was decided three weeks ago in Brisbane with the Queensland Maroons backing up from their tight Game 1 victory (6 – 4) with a 10 point victory over the New South Wales Blues (26 – 16) on June 22 in Game 2.
Now the Queenslanders are after a series white-wash with another victory tonight, State Of Origin Game III kick-off scheduled for 8:15pm (AEST).
The last time the Maroons won three-from-three was in 2010 during their eight straight series wins (2006-13), their first clean sweep since 1995.
This time however the Kevin Walters-coached Queensland State Of Origin team are not dominant favourites in betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.
In fact the latest head-to-head State Of Origin odds have New South Wales as the $1.87 favourites to bid their captain Paul Gallen a sweet farewell to the game.
Queensland meanwhile are at a juicy price of $2.10, $3 to win by a margin of 1 – 12 and $5.50 to win by 13+ points.
2016 State Of Origin Game 3: Head-To-Head Odds
- New South Wales – $1.87
- Queensland – $2.10
The Maroons might have enjoyed 10 of the past 11 Origin Series wins, but history is against them to do it without a defeat this season especially at ANZ Stadium.
Queensland have never won a dead-rubber State Of Origin match at the venue and if successful it will be their first dead-rubber win in Sydney since 1988.
That said, they are two-from-two most recent games played in rival territory and their team is packed full of experienced and determined veterans as well as flying, in-form young stars of the game.
As for New South Wales, they might be favourites in State Of Origin betting but has coach Laurie Daley shot himself in the foot with his Blues team selection again?
Gallen retires from State Of Origin footy after this but his form says he shouldn’t be lining-up tonight.
The likes of Adam Reynolds, Tyson Frizell and Josh Mansour in the ranks gives the Blues hope looking ahead, but the value could be tipping an upset State Of Origin Game 3 result tonight.
There are plenty of other top Origin betting markets to get you excited about the dead-rubber including the Footy Freaks odds at Ladbrokes.com.au where James Tedesco to score a try and NSW to win is the longest-priced option at $4.50.
2016 State Of Origin Game 3: Footy Freaks
- James Tedesco to score a try & NSW to win – $4.50
- Josh Mansour to score a try & NSW to win – $4
- Coey Oates to score a try & QLD to win – $4
- Dane Gagai to score a try & QLD to win – $4
It’s all double-figures in the First Try Scorer markets for tonight with the favourites to get the job done both hailing from the visiting side: Corey Oats and Dane Gagai at $11 each for Queensland to post the first four-pointer.
The Maroons have scored the first try in eight of the past 12 State Of Origin games, so history says the bookies could have this one right. Value though lies in half-back Johnathan Thurston at $21. He scored last Sunday in the NRL for the Cowboys over the Bunnies and has done it in the Origin arena before.
2016 State Of Origin Game 3: First Try Scorer Odds
- Corey Oats (QLD) – $11
- Dane Gagai (QLD) – $11
- James Tedesco (NSW) – $12
- Blake Ferguson (NSW) – $12
- Josh Mansour (NSW) – $12
In Game II Queensland’s skipper Cameron Smith was awarded his fifth Man of the Match in an Origin game, equal with team mate Thurston who are now second only to Wally Lewis (8).
In Man of the Match betting for tonight the bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au are saying Tedesco and Gallen at $8 are the best bets for the favourites, while JT is $8 and the best fancied of the Queenslanders.
2016 State Of Origin Game 3: Man Of The Match Betting
- James Tedesco (NSW) – $8
- Paul Gallen (NSW) – $8
- Johnathan Thurston (QLD) – $8
- Cameron Smith (QLD) – $9
For another Origin bet, try the markets. History shows 15 of the past 18 State Of Origin games were won or loss by less than 12 points. A close game is on the cards again, so if you fancy NSW to win by 1 – 12 they’re at $2.90.
2016 State Of Origin Game 3: Margin Betting
- NSW (1-12) – $2.90
- NSW (13+) – $5.25
- QLD (1-12) – $3
- QLD (13+) – $5.50
For all the best State Of Origin 2016 Game III betting odds and options head to Ladbrokes.com.au now!