State of Origin Game 1: QLD Maroons head odds to beat NSW Blues

Posted by Sports News First on 22/5/2017
Filled in: NRL

Online bookmaker has Queensland as the $1.75 favourites to win Origin 1 and punters are treating that price as outstanding value judging by the money coming in for the Maroons.

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  • Three times more money bet on QLD in Origin 1
  • Maroons 1-12 the most popular winning margin

There has been three times as many dollars for QLD compared to NSW in the head to head market, and the home side to win 1-12 is the best backed winning margin at $2.40.

There isn’t even any love for the Blues at the line, where they’re receiving 2.0 points start – 80 % of the money is with the Maroons.

“Punters seem to be wondering why Queensland aren’t shorter given they’re at home, and have won 10 of the last 11 series. Well the answer is, they will be shorter if the current support for the Maroons continues,” said’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of

State of Origin Game 1

$1.75   QLD

$2.13   NSW


Winning Margin

$2.40   QLD 1-12

$5.50   QLD 13+

$2.63   NSW 1-12

$8.50   NSW 13+


Handicap Betting

$1.90   QLD (-2.0)

$1.90   NSW (+2.0)