NSW vs. QLD: State of Origin Game 2 Tips & Predictions

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We have expert betting tips for State of Origin Game 2 between the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues.

Queensland took the opening game with a late comeback, which was played in true State of Origin spirit. Therefore, the Blues must bounce back otherwise the series goes to the Maroons once again.

We look at the best bets for State of Origin Game 2, where the Maroons are favoured to win at $1.55.

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State of Origin Game 2 Tips

State of Origin Game 2 Teams

Below are the confirmed teams for State of Origin Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Queensland Maroons:

  1. Reece Walsh
  2. Xavier Coates
  3. Valentine Holmes
  4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  5. Murray Tulagi
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. Lindsay Collins
  9. Ben Hunt
  10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
  11. David Fafita
  12. Jeremiah Nanai
  13. Patrick Carrigan
  14. Harry Grant
  15. Tom Flegler
  16. Reuben Cotter
  17. Moeaki Foruaika

New South Wales Blues:

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Brian To’o
  3. Stephen Crichton
  4. Tom Trbojevic
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Jarome Luai
  7. Mitchell Moses
  8. Junior Paulo
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Payne Haas
  11. Tyson Frizell
  12. Hudson Young
  13. Isaah Yeo
  14. Stefano Utoikamanu
  15. Cameron Murray
  16. Liam Martin
  17. Reece Robson

State of Origin Game 2 Betting Predictions

We landed the prize when tipping Queensland to win in Adelaide at $2.25, but unfortunately, punters don’t get the same odds this time around.

That goes without saying, we think the Maroons are a good thing at home. They always play better at Suncorp Stadium, and winning the opening game, despite being down to 12 men at one stage, was a heroic performance.

Their confidence levels are through the roof, and because of injuries to key players for the Blues, their chances of winning are even stronger.

New South Wales are without the likes of Nathan Cleary and Api Koroisau, who are both massive losses. Cleary runs the offense and his kicking game is on-point, and Koroisau gets them going forward, so they’re going to be missed.

Mitchell Moses comes in to partner Jarome Luai, but without Cleary on his inside, we don’t rate Luai at all, so he could struggle to have an impact.

Queensland calls in Xavier Coates and Moeaki Fotuaika, so they have depth that’s unbelievable, and that’s why we’re not jumping off their back.

The Blues team looks tired and slightly out of form, with the likes of James Tedesco and Josh Addo-Carr, which opens the door for young stars such as Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow and Reece Walsh to have a field day in front of a sold out crowd in Brisbane.

$1.55 is short, but we’re confident in taking the Maroons –4.5. Punters could also take Queensland halftime/fulltime at $2, which is a fair price.

Bet: Queensland Maroons @ $1.55

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State of Origin Game 2 First Try Scorer Tips

Xavier Coates will want to make a big impression after being recalled into the Maroons team, and he’s the current $8.50 favourite to score first.

The high-flying winger has the size advantage over Josh Addo-Carr, who is still having only his third game back from injury, so Coates could be too athletic in the air.

We expect Coates to score at some point, so $2.12 to score at any time is another excellent option, but take him to score first.

Another Queenslander worth backing is Tabuai-Fidow, who is probably the fastest player on the field. If he gets a clean linebreak, they won’t catch him, not even the Fox.

He $4.50 to be the first, second or third try scorer, which is an interesting market, and there is good value available with bookmakers.

For the Blues, there’s value in James Tedesco to bounce back in a big way and score a try. The Roosters star has been a bit out of form but he is paying a healthy $3.80 to score at any time, which is a nice price for someone of his ability.

Include him in your State of Origin 2 picks.

Bet: Xavier Coates @ $8.50

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State of Origin 2 Same Game Multi Bets

We’ve teamed up with betr to provide three GoBet Multis for every State of Origin match this year – one for NSW fans, one for QLD fans, and a four-leg try scorer special for everyone to cheer on!

NSW Same Game Multi

NSW to win 1-12
Unders in the total match points
James Tedesco anytime try scorer
Current odds: TBC

View our betr NSW Origin SGM here!

QLD Same Game Multi

QLD to win 1-12
Unders in the total match points
Xavier Coates anytime try scorer
Current odds: TBC

View our betr QLD Origin SGM here!

Try Scorer Same Game Multi

Reece Walsh
Xavier Coates
James Tedesco
Josh Addo-Carr
Current odds: TBC

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About Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA - English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism. Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 - with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl's tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he's not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.