State of Origin Man Of The Match Tips & Predictions

Andrew Hendrie:
State of Origin Man Of The Match Tips

One of the most popular betting options for State of Origin is the man of the match market and weโ€™ve come up with three selections for Game 3 on Wednesday night.

State of Origin man of the match tips – read on below for our three picks for Game 3 at Suncorp Stadium.

State of Origin Man Of The Match Tips

Best Bet ๐Ÿ† – James Tedesco (NSW) – $6.00

Tedesco bounced back from a quiet Game 1 in blistering fashion last week, playing a big hand in helping NSW to a convincing victory and levelling the series. The boom fullback scored a try and was highly involved, running for 239 metres (the most out of anyone on the field), making 22 hit ups and breaking the line twice.

Tedesco, arguably the best player in the game when operating at the peak of his powers, scored 11 tries for the Roosters this season, along with creating 15 try assists, breaking 139 tackles and running for an average of 231 metres per game, which is huge. Tedesco has a solid strike rate of six tries in 13 Origin games and if NSW are to level claim the series, which we believe they will, you know the No. 1 is going to be highly involved.

Next Best ๐Ÿฅˆ – Cody Walker (NSW) – $10

We backed Nathan Cleary home with our ‘Next Best’ option in Game 2 and now we’re jumping on his halves partner for the decider.

Walker replaced Luke Keary in the starting side last week and made an immediate impact, scoring a try and making one line break. The enigmatic Souths playmaker provided the necessary spark the Blues were missing in Game 1 and made a massive difference.

We are expecting Walker to continue from where he left off in Game 1 and produce another big game as NSW look to clinch the series on enemy soil.

Value Bet ๐Ÿ’ฐ – Josh Papalii (QLD) – $17

You can never rule Queensland out in Origin – Game 1 proved that once again – and if the Maroons can register another upset and claim the series on home soil, Papalii is a man who will be at the forefront. The Raiders enforcer was easily the best forward in the NRL this season and was integral in Queenslandโ€™s dominance through the middle in Game 1, with Papalii having 14 hit-ups and making 26 tackles.

Papalii was dangerous early in Game 2 and almost crashed over for the first try before himself and the entire Maroons side were overwhelmed by the Blues.

One of the hardest players to tackle in the game and someone who can barge over for a try at close range, Papalii is one of those forwards that can single-handedly win the game for his team and is worth having something small on here.