Considered by many as the pinnacle of rugby league in Australia, the State of Origin pits some of the best players in the world every year in a best of three clash between the Blues and Maroons. Not only are the games exciting but they also offer fantastic opportunities to place a bet and watch the titanic event unfold.
State of Origin Betting Options
If you’ve been reading our State of Origin tips and betting previews and are looking to get involved in some of the games then here are the most popular types of wagers our punters like to place a bet on before the Blues and Maroons start their struggle.
Head to Head
The most popular type of bet for State of Origin games is the simple head to head bet. This wager allows you to pick which team you believe will win the game or take home the state of origin title. Then you can just sit back and watch as your heroes clash it out.
If you want a little more leeway for your favourite team but don’t think you are going to win, then you might consider line betting. This is where the bookmaker handicaps the favourite team to even out the odds on the bet.
One of the more interesting bets if you are a seasoned State of Origin fan is betting on the margin. With this bet the punter can choose what they believe will be the score difference between the two teams at the end of the game.
First and Last Try Scorer
One of the more self-explanatory wagers, the first and last try scorer allows the punter to choose which player they believe will put down the first and which player will put down the last try of the game.
Half Time/Normal Time
If you think one of the teams will win the first half and another the second then half time/normal time betting lets you pick which team will have more points in the beginning and then which team will come out on top by the end.
Man of the Match
As the name suggests, this bet allows you to wager on the player that you believe will be named Man of the Match at the end of the game.
About the State of Origin
Since the first games were instituted in the 80s, State of Origin has been one of the major sporting highlights of the year in Australia. Players join the side, either the New South Wales Blues or Queensland Maroons, in which they played their first senior rugby league matches. The games are played on a best of three basis, with the winning team taking home the State of Origin shield.
State of Origin Tips and Betting Preview
If you’re keen to start planning your bets for the new season then take a look at our State of Origin tips and betting previews for our best picks in the upcoming games.