The Broncos and Cowboys are sitting first and fourth on the ladder respectively, making the race to be Queensland’s top team a high quality one.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has opened a market on which team north of the border will finish the highest by the end of the regular season, and the Broncos are the $1.83 favourites.
North Queensland are breathing down their neck at $2.00, while the Titans are the $34 outsiders to overhaul both clubs.
The Cowboys will join Brisbane on 14 competition points if they’re successful in the QLD derby on Friday night, and punters have placed 30% more money on them to get the job done, forcing their price in from $1.73 into $1.65. Brisbane are the $2.25 outsiders.
“Brisbane and North Queensland are doing their state proud so far and have been the two best backed sides to win the premiership in the past month. The team that takes out the prize of being QLD’s best is going to find themselves at the very pointy end of the ladder,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
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Top QLD Team – highest regular season finish
Cowboys v Broncos
(prices in brackets from 11/5/15)
$1.65 Cowboys (in from $1.73)
$2.25 Broncos (out from $2.12)