2014 State Of Origin Betting Preview – Game 2

June 18th, 2014

2014 State of Origin Game 2 is just hours away from kicking-off, and will see New South Wales attempt to secure a series victory for the first time since 2005 on home soil, while Queensland will being aiming to force a deciding Game 3 and continue their incredible stranglehold on the Interstate rivalry.

Holding firm to record a gritty 12-8 victory north of the border three weeks ago, New South Wales (1.67 at Ladbrokes.com.au) is arguably offered their best chance of a series win since last claiming silverware close to a decade ago, and will be hoping new inclusions Josh Dugan and Will Hopoate can emulate the feats of the in-form Morris twins in Game 1, who have been unable to recover from injury.

Having sweated on the fitness of several key players over the last week, Queensland ($2.30 at Ladbrokes.com.au) is arguably offered their best possible chance of wrestling back the momentum in State of Origin 2 this evening with halfback Daly Cherry-Evans confirmed to take his position in the starting 13, as well as future immortals Billy Slater and Greg Inglis.

Foot Freaks Special Offers

Leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au is offering all punters a selection of unique betting options for State of Origin Game 2 via their Footy Freaks promotion, combining an anytime try scorer wager with an overall head-to-heat bet. With New South Wales clear favourites to win tonight’s epic, punters who favour the Blue will find value in adding one of their backline guns to an historic victory, while those believing in the Maroons can return to the winner’s circle can do the same for particularly generous odds.

  • Jarryd Hayne to score at any time and New South Wales to win $3.5
  • Josh Dugan to score at any time and New South Wales to win $4.5
  • Josh Reynolds to score at any time and New South Wales to win $7
  • Greg Inglis to score at any time and Queensland to win $5
  • Darius Boyd to score at any time and Queensland to win $5
  • Johnathan Thurston to score at any time and Queensland to win $11

Head-to-Head Player Markets

Punters can also take advantage of a range of head-to-head markets between specific players in the Blues and Maroons squad.

Largely notable for their fight in Game 1 last year that led to far-stricter rules on biffs in the NRL, Punters can bet on who they believe out of Blues skipper Paul Gallen and Queensland hard-man Nate Myles will record the most number of tackles in tonight’s showdown. Punters who believe Gallen will lead from the front in defence can double their money with $1.98 odds, while those who believe Myles will justify his tag as Origin’s workhorse can take advantage of a $1.78 quote.

Anytime Tryscorer

Anytime try scorer bets are a favourite amongst punters in State of Origin betting markets, allowing fans to place their money on the likelihood of their favourite player finding the chalk at any point through State of Origin 2’s 80 minutes.

Having made a habit of breaking the New South Wales defence in recent seasons, winger Darius Boyd is definitely worth consideration to score a try this evening at odds of $2.55, while in-form Blues centre Josh Dugan is an excellent chance of delivering a pay day at $3.

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