Origin 1 in Brisbane last weekend well and truly lived up to the hype and then some, and we’re off to Cairns on Saturday for another action-packed PBR event between Queensland and New South Wales!
Queensland scored an impressive, albeit tight win last week and they will be eager to close the series out once and for in front of another home crowd, while New South Wales are desperate to square the ledger ahead of Origin 3 in October.
I’ve previewed the entire program, and you can find my complete 2021 PBR Origin 2 Tips below.
NSW captain Troy Wilkinson is in action against Random Assault first-up on Saturday and I think that he can and will give his state an early lead.
Wilkinson on just missed in a close 6.39 second ride on Call Me Joe last week, while Random Assault was also in action in Brisbane, and was successfully covered by Lachlan Slade.
I’m confident that Wilkinson will be in red-hot form with everything on the line in Cairns, and I think that he is over the odds at his current price.
This shapes as a mouth-watering contest between the PBR’s leading cowboy and a seriously good bull in Tribal.
Kleier led from the front for Queensland in Origin 1 last week and his record and consistency obviously speaks for itself.
He will play a key role in Queensland potentially wrapping up the Origin series in Cairns, but there is almost no doubt at all in Tribal.
Tribal has made twelve appearances for the PBR for as many wins, and no cowboy has stayed aboard for longer than five seconds.
Roam Aviation High Risk was successfully covered by Aaron Kleier at Origin 1, but I’m confident that he will bounce back at the expense of Kelsey Pavlou in Cairns.
Roam Aviation High Risk was on an impressive ten-buck streak prior to Origin 1, and he has successfully unseated some of the PBR’s best cowboys in pretty quick time.
Nineteen-year-old Pavlou wasn’t able to get on the board in Brisbane, but he was set a pretty big task and will surely improve for the effort.
I think that this looks like a good opportunity to get involved in Ride Duration Bands betting, and I’m going to take the bull in 3-3.99 seconds ($5.80) and the bull in 4-4.99 seconds ($6.50).
Lawson Nobbs has found good and consistent form this season and I am keen to take the value around in him match betting when he climbs aboard Code Blue.
Nobbs ended the 2020 season fifth at the Grand Finals in Townsville, and he struck almost immediately this year when taking out the Elite PBR event (also in Townsville) in May.
He covered a decent bull in Broken Halo last week, and he climbs aboard another fair one in Code Blue on Saturday, who enters Origin 2 with a record of 7:5-2.
Betting suggests that this will be one of the better contests at Origin 2 and while I do think that Milky Way Man will win, I also think that Kurt Shepard will be in it for a long way.
Milky Way Man has had just two starts at the PBR for as many wins and interestingly, one of those came against Shepard.
Shepard’s recent form has been excellent and enters this contest off the back of a lovely win over Breaking Bad for Queensland last week.
I’m going to have another crack at Ride Duration Bands betting and take the Bull to win in the 6-6.99 second bracket for a lucrative price.
I’m confident that leading New South Wales rider Lachlan Richardson can cover Bang Ya Drum at Origin 2.
Richardson’s consistency has seen him take his place amongst Australia’s best bull riders for a few seasons now, and he was a shining light for Team NSW in Brisbane last week.
He climbs aboard Bang Ya Drum, who only just managed to unseat Caiden Sandilands in 6.37 seconds last week.
The $2.20 we’re getting in match betting looks a touch of overs.