Thursday, 5 March 2009
: A Melbourne Tigers supporter is licking his wounds after Wednesday night's Game 1 of the NBL Grand Final series.
He threw in for a big win on the Tigers investing $60,000 in various markets. All lost. Bets were $25,000 @ $2.30 Melbourne winning the match. $15,000 on Melbourne +3.5 at the line and $20,000 on the total points being over 183.5
Markets now open on Round 1 for next week but betting has been very brisk on futures markets.
In Premiership betting Gold Coast have had 2 bets of $2000 each @ $26 with Souths fresh off their Charity Shield win attracting a $1000 wager @ $41.
Top 8 betting is hotting up with bets of $7,950 @ $3 Canberra, $6,000 @ $1.70 Gold Coast, $6,000 @ $1.70 Sydney Roosters and $5000 @ $2.50 Parramatta
Souths fans were quick to back their charges in Minor Premiership markets with bets of $500 @ $101 Saturday night and $800 @ $101 on Monday morning. Gold Coast has also been backed to win the Minor Premiership with a bet of $1000 @ $26
One customer hasn't been pleased with the pre season form of Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra with bets of $9,000 @ 42.05 on the Roosters to miss the top 8 and $7000 @ $2.55 for the Dragons to do the same.
Manly fans have not swamped us after their big win against Leeds in the World Club Challenge with the only bets this week being $2,000 @ $4 to win Premiership and $6,000 @ $1.90 to be Top NSW team.
TAB Sportsbet customers certainly burnt their fingers with Australia winning the 1st test against South Africa earlier this week. After opening as the outsider and being treated like it by punters Austraia only assumed favouritism going into day 4 of the test. Even going into the last day Australia held a slight margin over South Africa. Biggest bet landed on the Aussies was only $5000 @ $1.95.
2nd test action reflects that of the 1st with punters once again leaving Australia out of the early moves. Injury to Doug Bollinger and doubts over bowlers Ben Hilfenhaus and Peter Siddle sees Australia $3.45 for Durban and only 11% of investments on them. No bet over $500 has been recorded on so far.
The draw is popular with 48% of money on it has seen that option firming from $2.55 into $2.25. Bets so far of $3200, $3000, $2000 and 900 @ $2.55, $1000 @ $2.40 and $600 @ $2.25 South Africa accounts for 41% of betting with bets of $2000 and $1000 @ $2.75 and $500 @ $2.85 (twice)
Interest has been big in Sheffield Shield matches this week with bets of $35,000 @ $1.80 on South Australia v Tasmania and $30,000 @ $2.10 on Queensland v Victoria
Futures betting has taken the interest of punters this week although the action is not big. Melbourne $5000 @ $2.50 to win spoon Adelaide $5000 @ $2.40 to make top 8 Geelong $5000 @ $1.60 v Hawthorn in Round 1 later this month
Early money for Friday's NAB Cup semi between Essendon and Collingwood is currently running 20:1 in favour of the Pies.
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Good move for the Bulls this week against Stormers. Bets of $12,000 and $7,800 @ $1.42 on the home side.
One Bolton fan will not have Stoke on their Christmas card list after the Potters scored a goal in each half to defeat the Wanderers 2-0 this morning. The customer plonked against a Stoke win with bets of $20,000 @ $3.05 on a Bolton win and $8,500 @ $3.30 on the draw.
Tottenham's big 4-0 win over Middlesbrough didn't please the cutomer who placed $4000 @ $13 on Spurs being relegated this season. The win puts them in 13th spot on the table with 31 points.