Broncos firm into favouritism against Sharks in 2017 NRL Season opener

The Cronulla Sharks and Brisbane Broncos will kick off the 2017 NRL rugby league season on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at Southern Cross Group Stadium in Sydney.

Online bookmaker Sportsbet has completely swapped the odds for the opening round NRL blockbuster, with Cronulla easing from $1.80 favourites to $2.00 outsiders, while Brisbane have been backed in from $2.00 to $1.81.

Seven times as much money has been plonked on the Broncos in comparison to the Sharks.

Punters have deserted Cronulla since Grand Final day with the premiers blowing out from $9 to $15 to defend their title.

As defending premiers playing on their home ground, we had to put up the Sharks as favourites, but sheer weight of money has turned the odds upside down overnight,”” said Sportsbet’s Christian Jantzen.

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Sharks vs Broncos Odds

The following markets are courtesy of Sportsbet.

Sharks vs Broncos Head to Head odds

$2.00 Sharks (out from $1.80)
$1.81 Broncos (in from $2.00)

Winning Margin Odds

$3.30 Sharks 1-12 (out from $3.00)
$5.00 Sharks 13+ (out from $4.00)
$2.88 Broncos 1-12 (in from $3.25)
$3.75 Broncos 13+ (in from $5.00)

2017 Grand Final Winner Odds

$7.50 Storm
$7.50 Panthers
$9.00 Raiders
$9.00 Cowboys
$10.00 Roosters
$12.00 Broncos (out from $7.00)
$12.00 Warriors
$15.00 Sharks (out from $9.00)
$15.00 Rabbitohs
$17.00 Titans
$17.00 Eels
$23.00 Bulldogs
$29.00 Sea Eagles
$29.00 Tigers
$101 Dragons
$151 Knights

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Sharks vs Broncos Head to Head Record

The Cronulla Sharks have won four of the past five clashes against the Brisbane Broncos.

2016-05-01 Sharks 30-28 Broncos
2015-03-13 Sharks 2-10 Broncos
2014-06-27 Broncos 22-24 Sharks
2013-07-12 Broncos 18-19 Sharks
2012-06-29 Broncos 12-26 Sharks

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