2017 State of Origin Game 1 Betting Update and Preview

May 30th, 2017

2017 State of Origin Game 1 has arrived and represents particularly good value to punters from a betting perspective.

The Queensland Maroons will host the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, May 31st, but currently appear as $2 outsiders in 2017 State of Origin betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, following the omission of injured Five-eighth Johnathan Thurston.

Thurston has played in every State of Origin fixture since making his rep debut in Game 1, 2005 and is sure to leave a major void in the Queensland halves.

Anthony Milford will make his Queensland Origin debut in place and the Brisbane Broncos star is currently considered a $3.70 shot in the Anytime Try Scorer market at Ladbrokes.com.au, while a $17 in the Man of the Match market.

Both teams boast big, physical forward packs and slick back lines and State of Origin Game 1 is likely to be won by certain players and how well they cope with their opposite numbers.

Blues captain Boyd Cordner and Maroons backrower Matt Gillett are arguably the two best forwards currently playing in the NRL and the winner of their contest on Wednesday night is likely to play a key role in which team wins 2017 State of Origin Game 1.

In Ladbrokes.com.au’s head-to-head Most Tries market, Gillet is currently the $4.25 favourite to score more tries than Cordner ($5.50).

There is a huge range of State of Origin Game 1 betting options available at Ladbrokes, including the unique Footy Freaks markets – combining an Anytime Try Scorer bet with that player’s team winning State of Origin Game 1 for inflated odds!

Footy Freaks

  • Corey Oates to score a try and Queensland to win: $3.75
  • Darius Boyd to score a try and Queensland to win: $5
  • James Tedesco to score a try and New South Wales to win: $5
  • Jarryd Hayne to score a try and New South Wales to win: $5.50

Open and account and place your State of Origin bets at Ladbrokes.com.au to take advantage of the best odds available online!