Who will finish as the NRL's top points scorer in the 2017 season? Gavin Smit makes his predicton and a value selection to outscore his rivals.
Top points scorer is a great option for those punters looking to have a financial interest in every game of NRL this season. It can be a riskier prospect over team betting as all your eggs are in one man’s basket, but fortunately for you we have found a golden egg in this market place.
Coming off an outstanding 2016 season the Canberra Raiders, Jarrod Croker is at a very healthy $4.25 (Unibet
) to outscore all other NRL players this season.
In 2016, Croker scored 18 tries and finished with a total of 296 points. His nearest rival was the Cronulla Sharks' James Maloney on 219 points. A whopping 77 points behind.
Croker’s outstanding 2016 backed up his previous form having topped the competition points table in both 2012 and 2015 respectively and he is Canberra’s highest scoring player of all time.
Croker’s other main rivals in this market are Jordan Kahu (Brisbane Broncos), Shaun Johnson (New Zealand Warriors) and Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers). All four should enjoy plenty of team success this season but I can’t see any of them matching the three-time champion’s consistency for points and sheer try scoring ability over 26 rounds.
Many experts have Canberra as the side to beat this season and we can expect plenty of points from the Green Machine again in 2017. They topped the table in 2016 with a total of 736 points and this heavy scoring is set to continue faring well for backers of the goal kicking centre from Canberra.
So if you like to have your money on a champion with winning form on the board look no further to top up your betting accounts this season through Croker top points scored 2017.
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