They lost the game, three key forwards to suspension, and their star fullback to injury on ANZAC Day and the Bulldogs have gone out the back door in every market with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au since the Rabbitohs debacle.
Since James Graham’s moment of madness, the Doggies drifted from $7.00 out to $10 to win the premiership and $7.00 to $15 for the minor premiership.
Even their iron clad grip on a top 8 finish has taken a hit, out from $1.15 to $1.50.
Those stats see the Bulldogs as $3.15 outsiders against equal premiership favourites North Queensland ($1.38) in Townsville tomorrow night, but punters have priced three times the money on Des Hasler’s men to spring an upset.
“The Bulldogs have been on a downward spiral since Anzac Day but punters think it’ll come to an end this weekend. They’ve been the best backed side of the round which has taken us by total surprise,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Bulldogs in 2015
(prices in brackets from 25/4/15)
$10 Win Premiership (out from $7.00)
$5.50 Make Grand Final (out from $3.75)
$15 Win Minor Premiership (out from $7.00)
$3.50 To make Top 4 (out from $3.50)
$1.50 To make Top 8 (out from $1.15)
Cowboys v Bulldogs
$1.38 Cowboys (out from $1.34)
$3.15 Bulldogs (in from $3.28)
$1.91 Cowboys (-8.0)
$1.91 Bulldogs (+8.0)