The second game of the 2016 State Of Origin Series will be held at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday June 22. Queensland put themselves in the box seat to win their tenth State Of Origin Series in 11 years with their gritty 6-4 victory over New South Wales in the opening game the series and they will go into this contest as clear favourites.
Can Queensland secure another series win or will New South Wales take us to a Game 3 decider? We have analysed both teams as well as all the relevant stats to come up with the best betting plays for State Of Origin Game 2!
Queensland are clear favourites to secure another State Of Origin Series win with a victory over New South Wales at Suncorp Stadium.
Queensland have been backed into $1.52 to maintain their stellar record at Suncorp Stadium, while New South Wales are at the lengthy odds of $2.60 to keep the series alive.
The line is currently set at 5.5 points, while Queensland are 1-12 to win by $2.75.
Queensland have scored the first try in the past four State Of Origin games played at Suncorp Stadium and they look likely to do the same in this fixture.
Corey Oates was not able to cross for a try in his State Of Origin debut, but he is still a deserving favourite to get across the white stripe first as Queensland simply love attacking towards their left-hand side.
There is no player in State Of Origin history that has scored more tries per minutes played than Darius Boyd and he has been in excellent form for the Brisbane Broncos.
He is definite value at his current price of $15.
There is not a great deal of value on offer for New South Wales – especially in the backs – but Tyson Frizell is a player that is capable of finding his way to the try line and he will be running the same lines as Boyd Cordner did in the opening game of the series.
He is worth including at his current price of $26.
Johnathan Thurston is set to have a very big game for Queensland in State Of Origin Game 2, but the market is clearly aware of that and he is at the very short price of $5 to be named man of the match – there is no value there.
It would not surprise to see Darius Boyd cross for a couple of tries in this fixture and he was arguably unlucky not to be named man of the match in game 1.
He should go close again and at $10 he is a good bet.
James Maloney has been one of the best players in the NRL in recent months and he is going to need to stand-up if New South Wales are any chance of winning this series.
He appeals at his current price of $15.
State Of Origin Game 2 Teams
Darius Boyd, Corey Oates, Greg Inglis, Justin O’Neill, Dane Gagai, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Matt Scott, Cameron Smith (c), Josh McGuire, Matt Gillett, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker. Interchange: Michael Morgan, Jacob Lillyman, Aidan Guerra, Josh Papalii. 18th man: Ethan Lowe.
Coach: Kevin Walters
From Game I:
In: Jacob Lillyman
Out: Nate Myles (injured)
New South Wales
Matt Moylan, Blake Ferguson, Michael Jennings, Dylan Walker, Josh Mansour, James Maloney, Adam Reynolds, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, James Tamou, Greg Bird, Josh Jackson, Paul Gallen (c). Interchange: Jack Bird, Tyson Frizell, David Klemmer, Andrew Fifita. 18th man: Bryce Cartwright. Coach: Laurie Daley
From Game I:
In: Jack Bird*, Tyson Frizell*
Out: Josh Morris, Boyd Cordner (both injured).