The 2022 State of Origin begins on Wednesday night.
BetDeluxe and its team of league experts have gone through the main markets to find all the best bets and tips to be with come kick-off.
blues vs. maroons
june 8th 8:10pm
More history will be made, and names will be cast in light when New South Wales and Queensland get ready to battle it out for game one in the State of Origin at Accor Stadium.
The flavour series centres around a host of debuts, namely, Billy Slater is taking the reigns as coach of the Maroons for the first time.
Slater has named four Origin debutants, Patrick Carrigan, Selwyn Cobbo, Reuben Cotter and Jeremiah Nanai, to get their go in the famous burgundy guernsey.
The Blues, meanwhile, have also handed out first games to Panthers centre Stephen Crichton, Ryan Matterson and Kotoni Staggs.
Brad Fittler will be looking to continue the momentum his Blues’ conjured up in last year’s origin by easily accounting for the Maroons in the first two series games.
Sydney captain James Tedesco will pull on his superman cape to lead the Blues as origin captain, while Daly Cherry-Evans captains the Maroons for the fourth consecutive year.
From a gameplay perspective, kicking is going to be very important.
Nathan Cleary utilised his foot skills to give the Blues a vast territory advantage throughout the 2021 series. He will no doubt be called upon again.
How Cherry-Evans attempts to negate him going the other way will determine what type of outcome we get in this game.
If Cleary’s influence can be quelled, the Maroons can pinch game one.
That, however, is easier said than done.
But maybe Slater has a few tricks and a new game style that will breathe life into Queensland after a disappointing 2021 campaign.
Take the Maroons at the line.
Suggested Bet: Queensland Maroons +3.5 at $1.90
blues vs. maroons
total points scored over 36.5
Two of the three games in origin last season went over 36.5 points.
With new players eager to get on the front foot and this being the first game, expect plenty of offensive runs and an end to end game style.
Billy Slater never took a backwards step in his playing days, so do not expect his squad to adopt a defensive mindset early on.
Game one in 2021 went to 56 points.
Suggested Bets: Total points over 36.5 at $1.90
raiders vs. roosters
It would not be an origin series with a tip for first try scorer.
There are so many names to reel off.
Brian Too and Daniel Tupou lead the line as the obvious picks equal $9 favourites, but there is a debutant lurking up who can find his way to the try line early in this match.
Stephen Crichton will be looking to be fed by his mate Nathan Cleary.
The two know each other so well, and Cleary will be looking out for him to offload the ball.
Suggested Bet: Stephen Crichton is the first try scorer at $12