State of Origin Betting Tips & Predictions

State of Origin 2020


The traditional three-game series fought out between fierce rivals New South Wales and Queensland brings together the best players in NRL, fighting for bragging rights and a place in the history of the game. And 2020 promises to be no different.

New South Wales are the holders of the shield having won the 2019 State of Origin series 2-1, making it back-to-back victories. Can the Blues complete a first hat-trick since 2005? Or will Queensland's Maroons take out the 2020 Origin series?

2020 State of Origin Dates


State of Origin will take place across successive weeks after it was shifted to November due to the coronavirus outbreak.

GameDateMatchVenue
Game 1Wednesday, November 4Queensland v New South WalesTBC
Game 2Wednesday, November 11New South Wales v QueenslandTBC
Game 3Wednesday, November 18Queensland v New South WalesTBC

State of Origin Odds & Promotions


State of Origin whips up an intense rivalry between New South Wales and Queensland fans and the popularity of the event means bookmakers deliver some unmissable promotions and offers for each game of the season.

Huge match-ups like the State of Origin will see bookmakers provides enhanced odds specials and one-off promotions on markets like the winner of each game, the first try scorer and man of match in each game.

Our recommended bookmakers offer State of Origin punters with exclusive, unique promotions - we recommend taking a look at their special offers before you place a bet.

State Of Origin Betting Odds


State
Odds
New South Wales$1.50
Queensland$2.55

Odds provided by PlayUp and were correct at 27/04/2020

State Of Origin Betting Options


State of Origin games will typically have hundreds of separate markets to choose from for each game. Like most NRL games, head-to-head and margin betting is the most popular, but player markets like first try scorer and man of the match are also a common.

Here are some State of Origin bet types:

Series Winner: As simple as it gets. Do you think the Origin series will be won by New South Wales or Queensland.

Series Correct Score: In this market, you are betting on the final score of the series. Will either side win 2-1 or 3-0? You can increase the odds on the series winner market, by having a go at the correct score.

Head-to-Head: You pick the winner of a each of the three games in the series. You win the head-to-head bet, it’s as simple as that. The longer the odds in a H2H market, the less chance the bookmaker thinks the team has of winning.

Line: Line betting gives punters the opportunity to bet on a game that bookmakers have handicapped to create a more even contest. How does a line bet work? Here’s an example: 

Queensland -6.5 vs. New South Wales +6.5. 

The lines given above mean that bookmakers believe Queensland is 6 points better than New South Wales before the start of the game. So, if you gamble on NSW at +6.5, as long as they don’t lose by 7 points or more, you’ll win the bet.

The odds on a line bet will start at $1.90 or $1.91 for both teams, but can come in if punters bet heavily on either side of the ledger.

Margin: Margin betting provides punters with the opportunity to not only pick a winner, but also the margin of that victory.

First Tryscorer: If punters can select the first player to score a try in a game, there’s some handy odds on offer. With 13 players taking the field for each team, there are 26 opportunities to bet on. It pays to do your homework and see who does the most scoring for each side, especially early in the game, but there are some big odds on offer for the guys who sneak under the radar.

State of Origin Live Streaming


If you can’t get in front of a TV to watch the State of Origin game, you’ll still be able to watch the game on your smart phone with a number of live streaming options.

Subscribers to both Kayo and Foxtel have smart phone streaming options and the NRL Digital Pass costs just $3.99 a week or $99 for the year to watch every single NRL game online.

State Of Origin Winners History


Season
Winner
2019New South Wales
2018New South Wales
2017Queensland
2016Queensland
2015Queensland
2014New South Wales
2013Queensland
2012Queensland
2011Queensland
2010Queensland
2009Queensland
2008Queensland
2007Queensland
2006Queensland


State of Origin FAQs

What is State of Origin?

State of Origin is a three-match rugby league series played between Queensland and New South Wales annually.

Who is the reigning State of Origin champions?

New South Wales won the Origin shield in 2019. It was the second year in a row following victory in 2018 too.

When is the 2020 State of Origin series taking place?

It will be staged across three consecutive weeks in November. The original May, June and July dates were moved due to the coronavirus pandemic halting the NRL season.