Punters Back Ricky Stuart To Coach Parramatta Eels

Ricky Stuart has been installed as the $2.25 favourite by online bookmaker Sportsbet to be the next coach of the Parramatta Eels.

Current assistant coach Brad Arthur is next in the market at $4.60, ahead of Jason Taylor, Royce Simmons and Graham Murray, who are all priced at $6.00.

 

Chris Anderson and former Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore have been installed at $11, with former Raiders and Panthers coach Matthew Elliot priced at $13.

“Ricky has shown he has what it takes and his stocks have risen significantly since he’s been in charge of the Blues, so we’ve got him as the favourite,” Sportsbet’s Ben Hawes said.

 

Mal Meninga ($51), Peter Sterling ($101) and Nathan Hindmarsh ($101) are the outsiders in the market.

 

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au


Next Parramatta Eels coach
$2.25 Ricky Stuart
$4.60 Brad Arthur

$6.00 Royce Simmons, Graham Murray, Jason Taylor

$11 Chris Anderson, Kevin Moore
$13 Matt Elliot
$51 Mal Meninga
$101 Nathan Hindmarsh, Peter Sterling

 

ANZ NETBALL GRAND FINAL PUNTERS BACKING THE MELBOURNE VIXENS

The Melbourne Vixens will head into Sunday’s ANZ Championship Grand Final as favourite, backed into $1.48 with online bookmaker Sportsbet.

The Waikato/BOP Magic are the $2.65 outsiders for the clash and are given little hope by punters, with the Vixens attracting 85 percent of money wagered so far on the match.

“The Vixens have won five straight heading into this, but the Magic haven’t tasted defeat since April so their form can’t be questioned,” Sportsbet’s Ben Hawes said.

 

“Everything suggests we’re in for a classic, but the punters have the Vixens coming out victorious at home.”

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

ANZ Championship Grand Final winner

$1.48 Melbourne Vixens

$2.65 Waikato/BOP Magic

 

Line

$1.90 Melbourne Vixens (-3.5)
$1.90 Waikato/BOP Magic (+3.5)

LUKE NOLEN THE ONE TO BEAT IN MELBOURNE JOCKEYS PREMIERSHIP BETTING

Luke Nolen is the $1.55 favourite with online bookmaker Sportsbet  to win the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership title.

With four metropolitan meetings left in the season, Nolen is level on 68 wins with Craig Newitt, who’s next in the market at $2.60.

Despite Newitt, who’s chasing his first premiership, drawing level with the defending champion at Sandown on Wednesday, it’s Nolen who the punters have backed.

“You have to admire Newitt’s determination, he has made no secret he wants this title. However, with the backing of the powerful Peter Moody yard, Nolen is in the box seat,” Sportsbet’s Ben Hawes said.

 

“And the punters agree, as Nolen has attracted almost double to that wagered on Newitt.”

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au


Jockey Premiership – Victorian Metro
$1.55 Luke Nolen

$2.60 Craig Newitt
$81 Dwayne Dunn
$201 Damien Oliver, Chris Symons, Any other individual jockey

$501 Ben Melham, Craig Williams
$1001 Glen Boss

NRL PUNTERS AVOID MANLY

Punters with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au are steering well clear of Manly ahead of tomorrow night’s grudge match against Canterbury, with the Bulldogs attracting 88 percent of money wagered on head-to-head betting.

 

As a result, the Bulldogs have firmed from $2.20 into $2.15, while Manly have eased from $1.65 out to $1.70.

 

“Bets have been coming in seven to one in favour of the Bulldogs all week,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said. “75 percent of money wagered on margin betting options has been for the Bulldogs too.”

 

Ben Barba is the $8.00 first try scorer favourite, with Josh Morris and David Williams next at $10.

 

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au


Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs
$1.70 Manly Sea Eagles (out from $1.65)
$2.15 Canterbury Bulldogs (in from $2.20)

 

Line

$1.91 Manly Sea Eagles (-2.5)
$1.91 Canterbury Bulldogs (+2.5)

 

Margin

$3.05 Manly Sea Eagles 1-12
$3.45 Canterbury Bulldogs 1-12
$3.50 Manly Sea Eagles 13+
$5.25 Canterbury Bulldogs 13+

 

First try scorer

$8.00 Ben Barba
$10 Josh Morris, David Williams
$12 Jorge Taufua
$13 Sam Perrett, Jonathan Wright, Krisnan Inu

 

NRL ROUND 20 TRY-FEST THIS WEEKEND?

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has opened a market on how many tries will be scored in Round 20 of the NRL, setting the line at 56.5.

 

Under 56.5 tries is the $1.80 favourite, with over 56.5 tries the $1.95 outsider.

 

“Round 19 produced 58 tries, so the market indicates we can expect more of the same this weekend,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.

 

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Total tries scored in Round 20 of the NRL
$1.80 Under 56.5 Tries
$1.95 Over 56.5 Tries

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS FIRM FOR PREMIERSHIP GLORY, BUNNIES BACKED FOR TOP 4 FINISH

The Canterbury Bulldogs are now outright second favourite for the 2012 NRL Premiership after firming from $5.50 into $4.50 with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.

 

Only the Melbourne Storm, who’ve eased from $3.75 out to $4.25, are at shorter odds, with Manly and the Rabbitohs sharing the third line of betting at $6.50.

 

As well as firming from $8.00 into $6.50 to win the competition, the Bunnies have also been backed from $1.80 into $1.55 to finish in the top four.

 

“The Storm remain the best backed side to win the premiership ahead of the Warriors, but punters are now taking the Bulldogs seriously,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.

 

“There was a little interest early in the season for the Rabbitohs to make the top eight, but punters are now backing them to jag a top four spot.”

 

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
2012 NRL Grand Final winner
$4.25 Melbourne Storm (out from $3.75)
$4.50 Canterbury Bulldogs (in from $5.50)
$6.50 Manly Sea Eagles (out from $5.00)
$6.50 South Sydney Rabbitohs (in from $8.00)
$7.00 Brisbane Broncos (in from $8.00)
$13 North Queensland Cowboys (in from $17)
$16 Wests Tigers (in from $17)
$19 Cronulla Sharks (out from $17)
$21 New Zealand Warriors (out from $15)
$81 St. George Illawarra Dragons (steady)
$151 Newcastle Knights (steady)
$151 Gold Coast Titans (steady)
$251 Canberra Raiders (steady)
$501 Sydney Roosters (out from $251)

 

Top 4 finish

$1.05 Melbourne Storm (out from $1.02)
$1.05 Canterbury Bulldogs (in from $1.25)
$1.50 Brisbane Broncos (in from $1.80)
$1.55 South Sydney Rabbitohs (in from $1.80)
$2.25 Manly Sea Eagles (out from $1.45)
$3.80 Cronulla Sharks (out from $2.75)
$5.50 North Queensland Cowboys (in from $6.00)
$11 Wests Tigers (in from $13)
$11 New Zealand Warriors (in from $11.50)
$51 St. George Illawarra Dragons (in from $101)

TIGER WOODS FAVOURITE TO TAME BRITISH OPEN

Tiger Woods is the $10 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au to take out this year’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

 

Woods heads the market from a the best of Britain and Ireland, including Lee Westwood at $17 and Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Padraig Harrington at $19 each.

 

“Tiger hasn’t finished in the top 10 at the Open since last winning in 2006, but he’s won three US PGA events this year and goes in as the man to beat,” sportsbet.com.au’s Haydn Lane said.

 

Adam Scott is $36 to win the tournament, and is favoured at $2.75 to be the leading Australian at the Open, ahead of Geoff Ogilvy and John Senden at $6.50 each.

 

Sportsbet.com.au has refunded all bets on Jason Day after the World Number 21 decided to withdraw from the tournament following the birth of his first child, Dash.

 

Sportsbet.com.au are paying six places for each way bets at ¼ odds.

 

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
2012 British Open
$10 Tiger Woods

$17 Lee Westwood
$19 Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington
$29 Justin Rose
$34 Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell
$36 Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott
$41 Ian Poulter, Ernie Els, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner, Francesco Molinari

$46 Louis Oosthuizen
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$126 John Senden, Geoff Ogilvy
$176 Aaron Baddeley, Marc Leishman
$201 Robert Allenby

Others quoted

Top Australian
$2.75 Adam Scott
$6.50 Geoff Ogilvy, John Senden
$9.00 Aaron Baddeley
$11 Robert Allenby
$12 Marc Leishman, Marcus Fraser
$13 Greg Chalmers
$26 Brendan Jones
$29 Brad Kennedy
$41 Nicholas Cullen
$51 Aaron Townsend, Ashley Hall

 

Big Guns vs The Field

$1.35 The Field

$3.03 Big Guns (Rose, Westwood, Donald, Harrington, McIlroy, Woods)

SYDNEY SWANS FIRM BUT AFL PUNTERS LOOK ELSEWHERE

The Sydney Swans have firmed from $8.00 into $6.00 with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au to win the 2012 AFL Premiership but they’re yet to capture the attention of punters.

 

Despite leading the competition, six other sides have attracted more bets to win the Premiership than the Swans.

 

Hawthorn remains favourite at $3.25, while Collingwood has firmed from $4.25 into $4.00 after defeating Geelong.

 

West Coast have eased from $6.00 out to $7.50 after being trounced by the Swans, while Adelaide have firmed from $10 into $8.00.

 

“The Swans have been entrenched in the top four for most of the season but punters have steered clear of them to this point,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.

 

“That might be set to change as they’re in great form and were irresistible against the Eagles.”

 

In wooden spoon betting, GWS have firmed into $1.12 with the Gold Coast drifting from $2.40 out to $6.00.

 

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au


Premiership Winner
(Prices in brackets from 9 July)

$3.25 Hawthorn (out from $3.20)

$4.00 Collingwood (in from $4.25)

$6.00 Sydney (in from $8.00)

$7.50 West Coast (out from $6.00)
$8.00 Adelaide (in from $10)

$15 Essendon (steady)
$26 St Kilda (out from $21)
$34 Geelong (out from $17)
$51 North Melbourne (in from $101)
$67 Carlton (out from $31)
$251 Fremantle (out from $201)
$251 Richmond (out from $51)
$1501 Brisbane (out from $501)

Wooden Spoon
(Prices in brackets from 9 July)

$1.12 GWS (in from $1.55)
$6.00 Gold Coast (out from $2.40)
$101 Melbourne (steady)

PEARSON DRIFTS IN OLYMPICS BETTING BUT REMAINS THE ONE

Sally Pearson has drifted from $1.30 out to $1.55 with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au to win Gold in the Women’s 100m hurdles at the London Olympics.

 

Originally priced at $3.25, any other athlete winning the event is now into $2.40.

 

“The early money was for Pearson, however there’s now been the same amount wagered on any other athlete winning gold as there has been for Sally to win,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes.

 

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au


Women’s 100m hurdles – London Olympic Games
(prices in brackets from 2 July)
$1.55 Sally Pearson (out from $1.30)

$2.40 Any other athlete (in from $3.25)

ALL SYDNEY NRL GRAND FINAL ON THE CARDS?

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has installed ‘Yes’ the 2012 NRL Grand Final will be contested by two Sydney based NRL clubs as a $1.95 chance, however ‘No’ has been opened as the $1.80 favourite.

 

“As of round 19, half of the NRL top eight is made up of Sydney based clubs, and while there is still a way to go, there’s a good chance two Sydney teams will contest the big one this season,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes.

 

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
All Sydney NRL Grand Final in 2012?
$1.80 No

$1.95 Yes