Castleford maintain their favourites tag to be crowned Super League champions at the end of the season. They are 6/4 to claim their maiden crown after they recorded a 29-18 win over Leeds Rhinos.
Wigan are still second favourites as a late Joe Burgess try salvaged a draw against Warrington Wolves – they’re 9/4 despite lying in sixth place.
Hull’s heavy defeat to St Helens means their price has been pushed out a little from 6/1 to 8/1. They seem to be an odd side – as they are clearly capable of competing against the best and towards the top end of the table, but three sides have now dished out comprehensive hammerings of them.
Leeds have also been pushed out following their defeat to Castleford – they’re available at 10/1 – but despite the defeat they are showing they are competitive in the big games too. Their price probably represents good value at this stage of the season.
Salford’s win over Leigh has moved them into second place, but they are still 16/1 for the big prize. That’s still pretty good value even if they were as long as 33s only a couple of weeks ago.
The big move seems to be from St Helens. Justin Holbrook was taking charge for the first time and it seems he had a big impact given their 45-0 win over Hull – a stark contrast to recent performances from the Saints. His challenge will be consistency between now and the end of the season – but they are best priced 11/1. They host fierce rivals Wigan on Thursday night – which will be a huge test for both sides.