The Pumas are receiving a fair amount of support from the betting public ahead of their clash with the All Blacks. New Zealand have been 27.5 point favourites with the bookies since the odds opened almost two weeks ago, however there is more money currently backing Argentina +27.5 in the points start market than there is on the All Blacks to cover the spread.
The short odds available on the All Blacks haven't scared off one punter however with a $3,000 bet being placed on New Zealand 13 & Over at $1.12
In the other Rugby Championship match this weekend the punters are all over Australia. Over 80 per cent of money in the Head to Head market has been bet on Australia to pick up their first win of the Championship at $1.42 while in the Winning Team & Margin market Australia 12 & Under currently accounts for more than 60 per cent of all money in the book.
The punters are also showing plenty of faith in the Warriors ahead of their Finals clash with Penrith on Saturday night. Over 80 per cent of the money in the Head to Head market is currently backing the Warriors at $2.05. However, the bookies are holding firm at the $2.05 quote on the Warriors despite their strong support from the betting public.
It's a similar story in the Winning Team & Margin market with 88 per cent of all money predicting a Warriors victory although the majority of punters are also expecting a tight clash given 60 per cent of the bets in this market are on Warriors 12 & Under.
Elsewhere in the NRL the Broncos are proving to be a very popular bet for punters. 97 per cent of money on the Head to Head market for their clash with the Dragons has been bet on the Broncos including bets of $3,000 and a $12,500 wager. The heavy support for the home side has seen their price shorten from $1.37 when the market opened to $1.25 currently.
The Roosters have also been well backed early in the week. 70 per cent of Head to Head money in currently backing the minor premiers a significant early support for them -3.5 points has seen the start shoot out to 4.5 points as of Friday morning.