Punters have crunched Queensland’s odds of lifting their ninth successive State Of Origin shield into the shortest price since betting commenced on the 2014 series directly after game three last July.
The Maroons have firmed significantly from $1.70 into $1.50 at Sportingbet.com.au to win this year’s State Of Origin series, while the Blues’ odds have ballooned from $2.15 to $2.60.
“Each time the Blues are dealt bad news the punters launch into Queensland, and they’ve been launching a lot lately,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.
“Almost 70% of the money we’re holding for the series winner now is for the Maroons and that’s up from 55% two months ago.”
Prior to game 1 last year, Queensland was $1.70 to win the 2013 series, while NSW was $2.10.
2014 State Of Origin Series Winner