2022 NRL Round 12 Expert Tips & Predictions

We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 12, which kicks off on Thursday with the Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles.

There are some big games scheduled for Round 12, including the Panthers vs Cowboys and Sharks vs Roosters.

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Thursday 26/05/22

7:50pm Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles @ AAMI Park

The Melbourne Storm needs a pick-me-up after losing to the North Queensland Cowboys in their worst defeat in years. However, playing Manly could be the recipe.

Manly is playing poorly at the moment and there isn’t much going its way, so the Storm should capitalise as markets suggest.

The current line is 16.5 and the Storm could open up and put up a big number.

Betting tip: Melbourne Storm –16.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Storm by 20

Friday 27/05/22

6:00pm Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys @ BlueBet Stadium

Two of the top sides do battle as the Penrith Panthers take on the North Queensland Cowboys.

Penrith has bounced back from a loss in fine style and the minor premiership is theirs for the taking, despite it being so early in the season.

The Cowboys created an upset when beating Melbourne last week but they could struggle to stick with the Panthers, so take the home team.

Betting tip: Penrith Panthers –10.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Panthers by 14

7:55pm Brisbane Broncos vs Gold Coast Titans @ Suncorp Stadium

We have been impressed with what the Brisbane Broncos have offered so far and we think their momentum continues.

There has been some support for the Gold Coast Titans but we think they’re a step below the Broncos, who are firing with Adam Reynolds.

Punters will have to take the –9.5, but we’re comfortable taking that line.

Betting tip: Brisbane Broncos –9.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Broncos by 12

Saturday 28/05/22

3:00pm New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights @ Moreton Daily Stadium

The Warriors are their own worst enemy and they’re tough to back with any amount of confidence.

They had their chance to beat the St George Dragons but silly mistakes cost them the game. Matthew Lodge has since left the club, so it’s not looking good.

They’re favoured to beat the Newcastle Knights and despite the Knights being just as bad, we’re taking the $2.35 available.

Betting tip: Newcastle Knights @ $2.35 Bet @ PlayUp

Knights by 4

5:30pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers @ Accor Stadium

Sitting in eighth isn’t where the South Sydney Rabbitohs envisioned, so they’ll need to secure the win against the Wests Tigers.

Bookmakers have the Rabbitohs at –8.5, so they’re not brimming with confidence that the Bunnies can put away the Tigers.

However, if they’re going to make a push for the playoffs, scoring a big win on Saturday is a start.

Betting tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs –8.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Rabbitohs by 14

7:35pm Cronulla Sharks vs Sydney Roosters @ PointsBet Stadium

Cronulla is travelling nicely in fourth and we’re not surprised it’s favoured to beat the Sydney Roosters.

The Sharks look like one of the stronger teams in the NRL this season and the Roosters are treading water for the most part.

Getting $1.80 for the Sharks is a fair price and if they turn up with their best play, they should put the Roosters to the sword.

Betting tip: Cronulla Sharks @ $1.80 Bet @ PlayUp

Sharks by 8

Sunday 29/05/22

2:00pm Canterbury Bulldogs vs St George Dragons @ Belmore Sports Ground

It has been a dreadful season for the Canterbury Bulldogs and we don’t see it improving anytime soon.

Trent Barrett has left and that can sometimes rejuvenate a team, but that wasn’t the case last week as the Bulldogs suffered another big loss.

St George looked solid against the Warriors and it should win consecutive games.

Betting tip: St George Dragons –4.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Dragons by 10

4:05pm Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels @ GIO Stadium

The emotional win from the Raiders last week could have an adverse effect against the Parramatta Eels.

It can take plenty out of a team in the week following, which is why the Eels are the firm favourites to get their season back on track.

They have fallen to sixth on the NRL but they’re better than that, so expect the Eels to get the job done.

Betting tip: Parramatta Eels –5.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Eels by 10


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After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.

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