This is a very tricky market to predict but there are some top players which you know already that are going to be high on the list in terms of points. So let’s take a look at the current odds.
England’s Owen Farrell is the favourite as present at 7/2. Probably not much value in that in my opinion but he will no doubt rack up a big total for Eddie Jones’ men. Handre Pollard is next in the betting for South Africa he is 9/2. The only game where he might not score that much is against New Zealand other than that he will notch up a big total for the Springboks. New Zealand have both Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett next in the betting at 17/2 and 9/1 respectively. Argentinian Nicolas Sanchez is next in the betting also at 9/1, indeed the Stade Francais man was the top scorer in the tournament in 2015 with 97 points, so it would be foolish to bet against him again.
Ireland’s very own Johnny Sexton is 10/1 to be top scorer, but quite frankly I can’t see him playing against Russia or Samoa for that matter. Welsh fly-half Dan Biggar could possibly worth a bet at 12/1 while Scotland’s Greg Laidlaw is priced at 16/1. Odds get bigger than 20/1 from here with Christian Lealifiano 25/1, George Ford 25/1 and Leigh Halfpenny also 25/1. Thomas Ramos of France is also 25/1. Australia’s Bernard Foley, France’s Romain Ntamack are also installed as 25/1.
For those looking for value bets, Finn Russell at 40/1 looks a good each-way shout. Means if he finishes in the top 3 scorers you get some sort of return. Camille Lopez is 50/1 and would also be a good shout to back each way. For me, though I would side with Beauden Barrett at 9/1, the main reason is that I think New Zealand will go all the way to the final and he will be the man tasked with kicking everything.