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Maroons slight favourites to win Origin II

The NSW Blues have been installed as slight $2 underdogs to level the State of Origin series in game two at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on June 13.

Queensland are on track to take their seventh consecutive series win after Wednesday night's victory in game one in Melbourne, and have been installed as $1.80 favourites. They are short-priced $1.25 favourites to win the series, with NSW $4 outsiders.

“We expect NSW to be popular given the series is on the line and they are in front of a home crowd,” TAB Sportsbet’s Matt Jenkins said.

“At least one punter thinks NSW can turn the tide after having $3,700 at $4 on the Blues to win the series when betting reopened last night.”

Punters bet $4.1 million with TAB Sportsbet on Wednesday night's game, with 31 per cent of bets going on the first try-scorer market.

Odds to win Game II:
$2.00 NSW 
$1.80 QLD 

Odds to win the Series:
$4.00 NSW
$1.25 QLD 

TAB Sportsbet facts and figures from Game I:

• $4.1million invested on the game. 
• 1st Try Scorer was the most popular market in terms on individual bets. 
• 1st Try Scorer – 53,000 individual bets accounting for 31% of all bets. 
• 1st Try Scorer – Average bet size $9.   

Most popular markets from Game I:

1) 1st Try Scorer (31%)
2) Head to Head (11%)
3) 1st Try Scorer/Margin Double (9%) 
4) Margin (8%)
5) Last Try Scorer (6%) 

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