SBW and the Sydney Roosters are now the outright premiership favourites with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au, hopping over the Rabbitohs into top spot at $3.50.
With two straight losses, the Bunnies have eased from $3.50 out to $4.00, and with injuries starting to strike combined with the fact they play three of the top four teams to finish the home and away season, sportsbet.com.au is taking bets on how many of those games Souths will win.
Two wins is the $2.20 favourite, followed by three ($3.00) and four ($7.00), while the big odds of $21 is available for them to lose all four games.
Following the Chooks and Bunnies in premiership betting is the Storm ($4.50), Manly ($5.00), Canterbury ($12), Warriors ($31) and Sharks ($34).
“There’s a few wobbles for the Bunnies but they should be full strength when the finals start so they remain a massive threat. Punters have bet almost to the dollar the same amount on the Roosters and Rabbitohs to win the Premiership so they’re split on who’ll go all the way right now,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.
Fresh off another hammering, sportsbet.com.au is offering punters the chance to bet on what team will beat the Parramatta Eels by the biggest margin in their final four games, installing the Storm at $1.38. Brisbane ($6.00), the Dragons ($9.00) and the Knights ($7.00) are the outsiders.
For any NRL game in August, if a winger scores the first try of the game, sportsbet.com.au will refund all losing first try scorer bets. So far in round 21, $35,000 has been refunded to punters.