Winning at Suncorp Stadium is never easy, but this NSW side is ready to deliver.
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Queensland are missing Greg Inglis, Matt Scott and Johnathan Thurston from their best 13, and let’s not forget the Blues got within a Michael Jennings fingertip of winning at the Cauldron last year in Game 2. In an extremely even contest, NSW are the value at $1.95 in the head to head market.
Tip: NSW – $1.87
If the Blues are to win Game 1, they won’t streak away with it – this is Origin after all and NSW will need to grind it out. That’s why I’ll be backing them 1-12 rather than 13+.
Tip: NSW 1-12 – $2.50
It’d be un-Australian not to have a throw at the stumps for first tryscorer in State of Origin, so we’ll go with tryscoring machine James Tedesco at $13. Hopefully, Teddy will be chiming into a sweeping backline move and slice his way through the Maroons defence for the night’s opening try. James Maloney is the value at $26 given he’s the man that will be backing up on the inside should anyone split the Queensland defence up the centre.
Tip: James Tedesco First Tryscorer – $13
Laurie Daley has picked quite a defensive side when you think about it. The bigger bodies of Dugan and Hayne were preferred in the centres due largely to their ability to defend so I don’t think we’ll see too many points in this one. Take the unders which was at 32.5 points at the time of writing.
Tip: Total Match Points Under 32.5 – $1.85
Tips from professional tipster Christian Jantzen in conjunction with Sportsbet.com.au