Wally Lewis Medal 2015: QLD’s Thurston heads odds

Queensland superstar Jonathan Thurston heads the betting to claim his second Wally Lewis Medal in the upcoming State Of Origin series.

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Maroons players dominate the top bracket of the medal market for player of the series from online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.

Thurston, who won the award in 2008, heads the chart on $4.50 ahead of Queensland skipper Cameron Smith ($5.50) and NSW pair Robbie Farah and Josh Dugan on $8.00.

Queensland have firmed from $1.58 into $1.55 favourites to win the series over the Blues who’ve drifted from $2.40 out to $2.45 overnight.

“History shows the Wally Lewis Medal is usually won by a player from the series winning team. With the money running 12 to 1 in the Maroons’ favour and Thurston running the show, he simply has to be the favourite,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

Wally Lewis Medal (player of the series)

$4.50   Johnathan Thurston

$5.50   Cameron Smith

$8.00   Robbie Farah

$8.00   Josh Dugan

$11      Billy Slater

$11      Cooper Cronk

$13      Mitchell Pearce

$15      Greg Inglis

$15      Corey Parker

$21      Trent Hodkinson

$21      Matthew Scott

$21      Aaron Woods

$26      Sam Thaiday

$26      Ryan Hoffman

$34      Beau Scott

$34      Josh Jackson

$34      Paul Gallen

$34      Trent Merrin

$34      Nate Myles

$34      Aiden Guerra

$34      Andrew Fifita


NSW V QLD – Game 1

(prices in brackets from 20/5/15)

$2.10   NSW    (out from $2.05)  

$1.75   QLD     (in from $1.77)


Winning Margin

$2.85   NSW 1-12        (steady)

$6.50   NSW 13+         (out from $6.00)  

$17      Draw               (steady)

$2.75   QLD 1-12         (steady)

$4.75   QLD 13+          (steady)


Series Winner

$1.55   QLD                 (in from $1.58)

$2.45   NSW                (out from $2.40)  

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