Shortened round this week with half the teams having a bye with State of Origin taking place on Wednesday night. We’ll cover State of Origin Wednesday morning along with a couple of racing tips, so keep an eye out for an email next Wednesday morning.
Ladbrokes have $2 lines for Thursday and Friday’s games. Be rude not to pick them off!
St George Illawarra Dragons ($1.46) VS Brisbane Broncos ($2.70) – Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Both teams are struggling. I don’t think we will see any enterprising football from either of these two and both will be more than happy to grind out a win. Combine that with the likelihood of some wet weather throughout this game and I think we can take a stab at the unders.
Suggested Bet – Total Point Under 47.5 @ $1.90
Wests Tigers ($2.55) VS Penrith Panthers ($1.50) – Leichhardt Oval
The Panthers are missing a good chunk of their team to Origin. The losses of both their halves, hooker Api Koroisau and metre eater Brian To’o will be felt hardest. The Tigers only lose Joe Ofahengaue and with the advantage of playing at home, they look a real chance of knocking off an understrength Panthers side.
Suggested Bet – Wests Tigers +5.5 @ $2.00
Melbourne Storm ($1.10) VS Gold Coast Titans ($7) – Sunshine Coast Stadium
Melbourne should be able to take care of the Titans quite easily and the 22 point line looks about right. As we have seen with Melbourne lately, they can score very quickly and pile on the points, they also have lapses in defence. The Titans were awful last week and I expect them to leak points again, but I also expect them to attack better this week. Jump on the overs and cheer points, points and more points!
Suggested Bet – Total Points Over 49.5 @ $1.90
Newcastle Knights ($3.45) VS Parramatta Eels ($1.30) – McDonald Jones stadium
The Eels have conceded a stack of points in recent outings. They look well suited at the matchups with Newcastle down even more troops for this clash, whilst Parra welcome back a few. Shapes as being a fast game that is end to end and full of attack. Take the overs.
Suggested Bet – Total Points Over 47.5 @ $1.90