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The betting markets are coming back... and we're yet to see the premiership market on Sportsbet... but TAB presently has the following market open for the 2020 premiership. And the Raiders are now favourites. Can you remember the last time that has happened? Are they genuine favourites?

Canberra Raiders 5.00
Melbourne Storm 5.50
Sydney Roosters 6.00
Eels 7.00
Sea Eagles 10.00
Broncos 11.00
Panthers 13.00
Rabbitohs 15.00
Knights 17.00
Cowboys 21.00
Sharks 41.00
Tigers 51.00
Dragons 101.00
Warriors 151.00
Bulldogs 201.00
Titans 251.00
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I much preferred it when we were written off.

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There's logic to it. Of the top 3 in the market, compared to last year the Raiders look stronger in key positions while Roosters and Storm are not. Very even comp on paper though. Those top 9 teams all have a squad capable of winning the GF. As is always the case it will come down to injuries and form at the back end of the season.
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Listened to Thirsty on the Continuous Call yesterday, and he went through why he has the Raiders as premiership favourites.

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As always it all depends on the referees. I can see the storm being very difficult to beat. Unless the referees penalise the storm out of games they will still rule/ruin the ruck.

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Jesus, what is this? I have EXPECTATIONS now. I'm not sure I like this.
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It's about bloody time..
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Means nothing

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Azza wrote:
May 17, 2020, 4:18 pm
Means nothing
You seem worried..
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Pipe DOWN rubberdub

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Ok.
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Sportsbet has us at 2.25 outsiders againts Melbourne. How the hell are we favourites for the title?
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simo wrote:
May 17, 2020, 10:10 pm
Sportsbet has us at 2.25 outsiders againts Melbourne. How the hell are we favourites for the title?
Their algorithm probably still considers it an away game for us

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edwahu wrote:
May 18, 2020, 9:21 am
simo wrote:
May 17, 2020, 10:10 pm
Sportsbet has us at 2.25 outsiders againts Melbourne. How the hell are we favourites for the title?
Their algorithm probably still considers it an away game for us
Jump on that that price
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Tigers a decent price against Sharks too.

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free money. UP THE **** MILK!!
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Canberra Raiders the obvious choice to knock off Roosters



The Raiders are the favourites to be crowned NRL champions this year, making up for their controversial loss to the Roosters in 2019.

"If Canberra did have an Achilles heel it was on that right edge with Aidan Sezer and Joey Leilua. Sometimes they didn't work together particularly well. I like what I saw from George Williams in the first two weeks alongside Curtis Scott," Peter Sterling said.

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Ricky Stuart really couldn’t care less what the bookies or experts say about Canberra Raiders odds

After being written off and ridiculed for too many years, don’t expect Ricky Stuart to start cheering the fact Canberra are now the NRL competition favourites for the first time since 1994.

“Some of the so-called experts had us coming ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th last year and I didn’t care then,” Stuart said. “So without wanting to sound rude I will take it with a grain of salt if they are now saying we are the team to beat.”

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Bollocks to the naysayers. I love this.

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T_R wrote:
May 18, 2020, 8:01 pm
Bollocks to the naysayers. I love this.

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Agreed. We're a good team... Really good. When you factor in the upgrade at halfback, the improvements made at fullback and 5/8th with Jack and CNK taking steps forward in their development at relative new positions...

I mean why shouldnt we be favourites? The club should embrace this.
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Botman wrote:
May 18, 2020, 8:18 pm
T_R wrote:
May 18, 2020, 8:01 pm
Bollocks to the naysayers. I love this.

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Agreed. We're a good team... Really good. When you factor in the upgrade at halfback, the improvements made at fullback and 5/8th with Jack and CNK taking steps forward in their development at relative new positions...

I mean why shouldnt we be favourites? The club should embrace this.
Our problem is we've never handled favouritism well in the last 20 years. Not that it happened often, but 2017 was a classic example. But if we are to really be a true contender, it's time we took those expectations, handled them and still performed.

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I'm on board the favouritism thing, of course we are favourites..

We have the squad to win this whole damn shooting match.
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Yep. I hope the likes of Croker, Papa and Wighton demonstrate to their colleagues that being a bookmaker favourite means nothing. It only means that other teams will raise their performances against you.

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Broncos will be hard to beat with their 7 day turnarounds and 15 home games.

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In my mind Raiders haven't had the sustained success over a long period of time like Roo$ters, Storms and broncos, so personally I don't quite consider Raiders to be favourites right at this point in time.

I am pleased with the favourites tag though, it is a damn good side on paper coming off a strong grand final performance and 2 W's to start the season, so I can understand where the tag is coming from.

The anomalies thrown into this season surrounding Covid could potentially throw up some unexpected results given the isolated training, new travelling schedules, new rules etc. and the season is still raw so we could see the favourites list change drastically in no time. Best to embrace it while we've got it, which will hopefully be for the majority of the season.

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I think it makes sense really.

Of the top teams Canberra are the only one who’ve (arguably I guess) improved their squad.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Im sure Gould, Nein and co will have it as the season that didnt count when the Raiders won the premiership.


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It's 20rounds of a possible 24? that should have been played..it counts.

I'm claiming it. And I'll be crying when we win it.
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I know we can do this - bounce back from the travesty of 2019. Raiders 2020. There'll be a GF crowd it would be inconcievable without the Raiders fans. :clap:

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Sportsbet has reopened its NRL futures markets...

Grand Final winner 2020

Melbourne Storm 5.00
Canberra Raiders 6.00
Sydney Roosters 6.00
Parramatta Eels 7.50
Brisbane Broncos 11.00
Manly Sea Eagles 11.00
Penrith Panthers 13.00
South Sydney Rabbitohs 15.00
Newcastle Knights 19.00
Nth Queensland Cowboys 19.00
Cronulla Sharks 41.00
Wests Tigers 51.00
New Zealand Warriors 101.00
St George Illawarra Dragons 101.00
Canterbury Bulldogs 201.00
Gold Coast Titans 251.00
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Meh.

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Need to factor in travel. Warriors cop the rough end of the stick here but Raiders not much better off.
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Raiders now second favourite behind the Storm on both TAB and Sportsbet.
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