The Cowboys are coming! North Queensland have made a habit of starting seasons slowly and storming home, and online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is expecting the same this year, pricing the Cowboys at $2.10 to force their way into the finals.
Sportsbet are giving punters the chance to bet on the side’s exact finishing position – The Cowboys are a $21 chance to finish top 4, $17 to run 5th, $13 to come 6th, $8.00 for 7th and $5.00 to grab 8th spot.
The favoured option is to end up 9th at $4.50, with their current position of 10th priced at $6.00.
$51 is on offer for North Queensland to win their remaining 7 matches in the regular season, and Paul Green’s men are paying $34 to win the premiership.
“It was around this time last year that the Cowboys began their charge into the top 8 before bad luck eventually robbed them against the Sharks. On paper they’re very strong, and if Thurston and Morgan can combine in the halves anything’s possible,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
North Queensland Cowboys
$2.10 To make top 8
$21 To make top 4
$51 To go undefeated for remainder of regular season
$34 To win premiership
Exact finishing position
$21 Top 4
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