State Of Origin 2017 Betting: Game 2 Preview

The New South Wales Blues are looking to wrap-up the 2017 State Of Origin series with a Game 2 win down in Sydney tonight and are favourites in the latest rugby league odds on the ANZ Stadium feature to do so.

An impressive effort in Game 1 saw the Blues easily account for Queensland 28 – 4 in Brisbane and now the Maroons have a tough ask heading south to keep the series alive with success tonight, Wednesday June 21, 2017.

2017 State Of Origin Game 2

  • Date: Wednesday June 21, 2017
  • Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
  • Kick-Off: 8:20pm (AEST)
  • Odds: New South Wales ($1.72) vs Queensland ($2.30)

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has made some major changes to the Maroons State Of Origin Game 2 Team line-up including the return of Billy Slater in the No. 1 jersey.

The big difference though is Johnathan Thurston, arguably the best rugby league player in Australia, who returns from injury.

JT played an incredible 36 straight State Of Origin games before being ruled out of this year’s opener and since confirmation of him playing tonight, the odds on Queensland to post an upset win across the Tweed have firmed.

There’s a decent mixture of youth and experience into the visitor’s squad with Walters adding a number of debutants including Coen Hess and the in-form Valentine Holmes.

So will Queensland return to form or will the Blues enjoy their first State Of Origin win since 2014 making it two-from-two tonight?

State Of Origin Game 2: First Tryscorer

  • Blake Ferguson (NSW) – $11
  • Brett Morris (NSW) – $12
  • James Tedesco (NSW) – $12
  • Valentine Holmes (QLD) – $12
  • Dane Gagai (QLD) – $13

The only Queensland State Of Origin points posted in Game 1 came from winger Corey Oates, but he’s been dropped from the squad.

Three weeks ago there were huge State Of Origin First Tryscorer odds on offer for James Maloney who surprised plenty with his between-the-posts four pointer.

Tonight New South Wales are tipped to be first to get on the board again with Blake Ferguson most likely to cross at $11, while James Tedesco looks great value at $12 after his impressive effort in Game 1.

For Queensland it is young Holmes at $12, this proven tryscorer out to make a big impression first-up.

Tip: Valentine Holmes First Tryscorer @ $12

State Of Origin Game 2: Man Of The Match Odds

  • James Tedesco (NSW) – $7
  • Johnathan Thurston (QLD) – $7
  • Boyd Cordner (NSW) – $8
  • Cameron Smith (QLD) – $8
  • Mitchell Pearce (NSW) – $9
  • Andrew Fifita (NSW) – $9

Andrew Fifita hands-down deserved the Man Of The Match honours in game one and he is at $9 to secure top honours again tonight. The second best man on the field three weeks ago was Tedesco and he is equal $7 favourite in Man Of The Match betting on Game 2 along with Thurston for Queensland.

If the Maroons come out firing and fight back for a win it will be thanks to the playmaking of Thurston and he looks the one to get behind in the Man Of The Match State Of Origin markets.

For all the best 2017 State Of Origin Game 2 Betting Odds online visit Ladbrokes.com.au now and settle-in for another historic mate vs mate, state vs state battle for the ages!

State Of Origin Game 2 Teams 2017

New South Wales Blues

James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)

Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters)

Josh Dugan (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Jarryd Hayne (Gold Coast Titans)

Brett Morris (Canterbury Bulldogs)

James Maloney (Cronulla Sharks)

Mitchell Pearce (Sydney Roosters)

Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers)

Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans)

Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks)

Josh Jackson (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)

Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Bench

David Klemmer (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Wade Graham (Cronulla Sharks)

Jake Trbojevic (Manly Sea Eagles)

Jack Bird (Cronulla Sharks)

 

Queensland Maroons

Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)

Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks)

Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm)

Darius Boyd (Brisbane Broncos)

Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)

Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)

Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)

Dylan Napa (Sydney Roosters)

Cameron Smith (Melbourne Storm)

Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)

Gavin Cooper (North Queensland Cowboys)

Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)

Josh McGuire (Brisbane Broncos)

Bench

Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys)

Tim Glasby (Melbourne Storm)

Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)

Jarrod Wallace (Gold Coast Titans)

*All State Of Origin odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change