Sharks and Storm dominate 2016 NRL Finals betting markets

September 22, 2016

cowboys thurstonThe Storm take on the Raiders and the Sharks meet the Cowboys in this weekend’s 2016 NRL Preliminary Finals with a Grand Final berth up for grabs to the two winners.

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au might as well put up a Sharks vs Storm Grand Final market now judging by the way the two sides have been supported in their Preliminary Finals.

There’s been 50% more money wagered on Cronulla Sharks as $2.10 outsiders against North Queensland, who remain the $1.77 favourites.

Over the past 24 hours, the ratio of money has been in Cronulla’s favour 4:1 including bets of $6,000 and $5,000.

There’s also four times as many dollars on the Sharks in handicap betting, where they’re receiving 2.0 points start.

Melbourne Storm is also popular with Sportsbet punters with 40% more money being invested on the minor premiers, who are the $1.43 favourites against Canberra Raiders $2.95.

Oddly enough, the Raiders 1-12 ($4.25) is the most popular winning margin, suggesting anyone who fancies Canberra to win the game only believes they can win a tight one.

“Preliminary Finals are supposed to be difficult to pick, but punters are convinced we’ll be seeing the Storm taking on the Sharks in next week’s decider,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

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2016 NRL Finals Odds

Sharks vs Cowboys
$2.10 Sharks
$1.77 Cowboys

Storm vs Raiders
$1.43 Storm
$2.95 Raiders

2016 NRL Grand Final Winner
$2.50 Storm
$3.75 Cowboys
$4.25 Sharks
$6.00 Cowboys

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