Punters have really loaded up for the upcoming NRL Round 15, with plenty on money being taken for this weekend. Totals being invested so far under the TAB SportsBet banner are estimated to exceed $200,000 in only the first 2 hours of trading today.
After their recent showing of form, the Parramatta Eels have been heavily backed by investors, big money seeing them firm from $2 long shots to $1.85 favourites against Cronulla on Sunday afternoon, even though the match is being played at Toyota Park, Cronulla.
Other well followed teams are the St George Illawarra Dragons -7.5 v Penrith, Manly -5.5 v Warriors and Gold Coast -6.5 v Souths.
A list of big money bets are listed below.
$50,000 @ $2.00 ON PARRAMATTA V CRONULLA
$30,000 @ $1.90 ON ST GEO ILL -7.5 V PENRITH
$25,000 @ $1.90 ON MANLY -5.5 V WARRIORS
$25,000 @ $1.90 ON GOLD COAST -6.5 V SOUTHS
$22,000 @ $1.85 ON ST GEO ILL -7.5 V PENRITH
$20,000 @ $1.90 ON PARRAMATTA V CRONULLA
$5,000 @ $1.90 ON ST GEO ILL -7.5 V PENRITH
$3,000 @ $1.80 ON ST GEO ILL -7.5 V PENRITH
Insiders say the best chances of an upset result rests with Canberra, confident after hammering Brisbane at home last week and now against an injury depleted Bulldogs outfit… and Newcastle, coming off a strong win late against Nth Qld on Monday night, who face Sydney Roosters on Sunday.