2014 State Of Origin Team Betting Game 1

May 27th, 2014

This Wednesday night, May 28, the 100th clash between the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues will take place at Suncorp Stadium for State Of Origin 2014 game one.

State Of Origin Game 1, 2014

  • Queensland v New South Wales
  • Suncorp Stadium
  • Wednesday (26/05/2014)
  • 8:05pm (local)

The State Of Origin teams for this year’s series opener were announced last week with all the pressure now on the new Blues’ halves to get things underway with an upset win.

Maroons Johnathan Thurston is $6 favourite to win Man of the Match on Wednesday night through Ladbrokes.com.au

After nine straight series losses there’s still no loyalty or cohesion to the Blues outfit, coach Laurie Daley making a bold move by dropping Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney.

In their place he’s looking to ignite a positive change with Josh Reynolds and Trent Hodkinson from the NRL competition leaders, the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Reynolds and Hodkinson will be out to make a difference to the kicking game, taking some of the limelight off Queensland’s halves Johnathan Thurston, winner of last year’s Golden Boot, and the game’s best No. 7 Cooper Cronk.

Thurston and Cronk are just two of the Maroons’ long standing stars who have been there throughout their mighty reign over the past eight years.

In fact the squad for Wednesday contains eight players that qualify for the Dick ‘Tosser’ Turner medal having played a minimum of 20 Origin matches.

The Blues have only one in fullback Jarryd Hayne who has played 17 of the Blues’ total 26 Origin games played; Queensland boast 91 games.

It’s this experience and team unity that many credit for Queensland’s dominance on the Origin stage, something reflected in the Game 1 State Of Origin odds.

The Canetoads are $1.42 favourites for Wednesday night, and also pay $1.53 to win the overall series once more.

The Cockroaches meanwhile are at $2.60 for State Of Origin Series betting through Ladbrokes.com.au and an even longer $2.90 for the opener.

Head-to-head markets aren’t the only way you can clean up in this mid-week sporting blockbuster however.

There are hundreds of State Of Origin odds, options and bonuses going off this year.

Some of the best are listed below, all available online at Ladbrokes.com.au where new depositers get up to $250 in bonus bets!

State Of Origin 2014 – Game 1 Betting


  • Queensland $1.42
  • New South Wales $2.90

Footy Freaks – Queensland v New South Wales

  • Greg Inglis to score a try at anytime and Queensland win $2.60
  • Billy Slater to score a try at anytime and Queensland win $3
  • Johnathan Thurston to score a try at anytime and Queensland win $5
  • Jarryd Hayne to score a try at anytime and NSW win $6
  • Michael Jennings to score a try at anytime and NSW win $8
  • Paul Gallen to score a try at anytime and NSW win $17

Margin Markets

  • Queensland 1 – 12 $2.70
  • Queensland 13+ $2.80
  • New South Wales 1 – 12 $3.80
  • New South Wales 13+ $10
  • Draw $26

Scoring Markets

  • First Team to Score: Queensland ($1.67) v New South Wales ($2.10)

Try Scorers

Anytime Try Scorer

  • Favourites: Darius Boyd (QLD), Greg Inglis (QLD) – $1.94

Man of the Match

  • Favourite: Johnathan Thurston (QLD) -$6

*All odds quoted are open at Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change