Ladbrokes are offering $2 lines on ALL games this round, with that in mind, let’s get white line fever!
Penrith Panthers ($1.80) VS Melbourne Storm ($2.05) – BlueBet Stadium, Penrith
Cleary (Panthers) and Papenhuyzen (Storm) are both ruled out through injury. Still looks like a cracking game. Storm has a few injuries/suspensions to overcome now and might feel the pinch late.
Suggested Bet – Penrith Panthers -1.5 @ $2
St George Illawarra Dragons ($1.73) VS Manly Sea Eagles ($2.10) – WIN Stadium
Expecting a back and forth affair played between the two 20 metre lines. Ball will be in play a lot and they will just trade sets, as neither team offers much in attack. A low scoring ding donger.
Suggested Bet – Total Points Under 43.5 @ $1.90
South Sydney Rabbitohs ($2.30) VS Sydney Roosters ($1.62) – Stadium Australia
Game of the round for mine. Both teams love to attack and we should see some really entertaining football. If referee Klein allows, this should be a fast-paced game with plenty of attacking beauty.
Suggested Bet – Total Points Over 42.5 @ $1.90
Canberra Raiders ($1.26) VS New Zealand Warriors ($3.90) – GIO Stadium
Can’t believe how short the Raiders are here. If Chad Townsend packed his kicking boots last week the Sharks would have beaten them. Warriors were unlucky to run into some Bradman Best brilliance last week, they can win here.
Suggested Bet – New Zealand Warriors +10.5 @ $2
Brisbane Broncos ($1.65) VS Canterbury Bulldogs ($2.25) – Suncorp Stadium
Not sure I’ll be flicking Rosehill to catch the start of this. Both teams struggle to score and both have their own defensive worries.
Suggested Bet – Total Points Under 41.5 @ $1.90
Parramatta Eels ($1.36) VS Cronulla Sharks ($3.10) – Bankwest Stadium
Sharks nearly toppled the Raiders last week and whilst they miss a stack of tackles, they love a dogfight. The Eels were very good last week, can they back that up? I like the Sharks with the start.
Suggested bet – Cronulla Sharks +7.5 @ $2
Newcastle Knights ($1.36) VS Wests Tigers ($3.10) – McDonald Jones Stadium
Not convinced the Knights are going as good as the market suggests. Tigers were outclassed by the Roosters last week but this is a much easier assignment.
Suggested bet – Wests Tigers +9.5 @ $2
North Queensland Cowboys ($2.75) VS Gold Coast Titans ($1.46) – QLD Country Bank Stadium
Shapes as a scrappy affair, likely to be a lot of dropped balls and plenty of footy played in the middle of the field. Tipping a hard-fought, low scoring affair.
Suggested bet – Total Points Under 43.5 @$1.90