We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 20, which kicks off on Thursday with the Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters.
There are eight games for punters to enjoy this week as we gear up for the important stages of the season, and there are some big games scheduled.
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7:50pm Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters @ 4 Pines Park
We were disappointed with what the Manly Sea Eagles produced against the Dragons and we’re not sure if they can bounce back.
The Roosters have improved their form considerably and could be a danger as the playoffs get closer. The 42-12 win over the Knights was an excellent effort.
The $1.65 is a fair price and the Roosters are our pick.
Betting tip: Sydney Roosters @ $1.65 Bet @ Neds
Roosters by 6
6:00pm New Zealand Warriors vs Melbourne Storm @ Mt Smart Stadium
The Warriors looked good for 40 minutes against the Raiders but looked awful in the second half.
Despite having a good record against the Melbourne Storm, who are coming off four consecutive losses, we don’t think the Warriors have a chance to keeping it close.
The current line is 12.5 points and the Storm could score an emphatic victory.
Betting tip: Melbourne Storm –12.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Storm by 16
7:55pm Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers @ CommBank Stadium
We’re not sure what to expect from the Parramatta Eels week to week, but they look poor against the Broncos last week.
The Penrith Panthers are much more reliable and despite facing a double-digit spread, they’re good enough to cover the number.
Penrith appears to be heading to another final and we can’t see the Eels standing in their way.
Betting tip: Penrith Panthers –10.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Panthers by 14
3:00pm Gold Coast Titans vs Canberra Raiders @ Cbus Super Stadium
The Titans showed some heart in the second half to the Bulldogs but it was yet another loss for the struggling franchise.
Contrastingly, the Raiders were far too classy in the second half against the Warriors and that should give them momentum in the coming weeks.
Covering the 7.5 spread could be tough but we’re not putting our money in the hands of the Titans.
Betting tip: Canberra Raiders –7.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Raiders by 10
5:30pm Cronulla Sharks vs South Sydney Rabbitohs @ PointsBet Stadium
The Sharks put up a good performance against the Panthers, but they were outclassed at the big moments. However, they could hold off an improving Rabbitohs outfit.
The Rabbitohs have been playing much better in recent weeks and they’re a threat to the Sharks at $2.25 odds. It’s a good price in what should be a close game.
We’re picking the Sharks to win but it could be decided by less than four points.
Betting tip: Cronulla Sharks @ $1.65 Bet @ Neds
Sharks by 4
7:35pm Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers @ Suncorp Stadium
We felt bad for the Wests Tigers, who were wrongfully robbed against the North Queensland Cowboys on Sunday.
They should have won the game, but it will be tough to overcome that loss against the Broncos, who look like premiership contenders.
Broncos have to cover a big spread but given the way they put away the Eels last week, they shouldn’t have too many problems beating the Tigers.
Betting tip: Brisbane Broncos –14.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Broncos by 20
2:00pm Newcastle Knights vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Even though the Bulldogs scored a win over the Titans last week, there were concerns about how they closed out the game.
The Knights have been equally as poor but the $2.50 odds with home advantage is too good to ignore, so we’re taking the value available.
There is also value with the Knights +4.5 as it should be a close game.
Betting tip: Newcastle Knights +4.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Knights by 4
4:05pm St George Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys @ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
The Dragons put away the Sea Eagles impressively last week but beating the Cowboys could be a much harder task.
It wasn’t a vintage Cowboys performance last week against the Tigers and they were lucky to win, but they’ll take the two points.
We expect them to be better against the Dragons, who could struggle to keep up offensively.
Betting tip: North Queensland Cowboys –6.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Neds
Cowboys by 10
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