Finding NRL winners no easy task
Finding winners in the NRL has been no easy task, and there are some terrific games in the upcoming round.by NRL
Finding winners in the NRL has been no easy task, and there are some terrific games in the upcoming round. Five of the opening favourites were all beaten at their last start, but as we know from the results so far this year, previous form counts for nothing.
Brisbane host Souths on Friday night, and while there is a doubt over whether Ben Hannant will be right or not, punters have shown that they think this will be a win to Brisbane. Souths have been one of the big improvers recently, but all of the money has been for a Broncos win at $1.44.
In the other Friday night game, the Dragons are also a warm favourite at $1.50 to beat the Titans. The Dragons last win was nearly a month ago when they scrambled home 14-12 over Parramatta, while the Titans have finally found a winning formula. Greg Bird is a big out for the Titans, and for that reason they have been installed at $2.60 with the Dragons at $1.50.
Melbourne Storm had one of their better wins against Manly on Monday night, but this week they take on the Bulldogs, and they are another side that have run into some very good form. This game will be played in Mackay on Sunday afternoon, and it is difficult to say which side will be suited to the probable humid conditions. The Storm will still be without Billy Slater, and that is why they are $1.65. Early trading has been interesting with bets coming for both sides, but the amounts have been small. It looks like punters see it the same was as us, a very, very difficult game to predict.
Injuries will play a key part of Origin 3, and there are several players who have a large question mark hanging over their heads. Betting opened at $1.60 Queensland and $2.35 New South Wales as soon as game 2 finished, and the prices remain that way. After initially seeing money for NSW, that has all dried up, and this week the betting pendulum has swung the other way, led up by a bet of $3000 for QLD at the $1.60.
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