2016 NRL Round 24 Betting Tips

August 18, 2016 by Posted in Betting Tips, NRL Tips

NRL Round 24 Betting Tips

Brisbane Broncos Vs Canterbury Bulldogs (Thursday, 18 August 7:50PM AEST)

Its a huge night on Thursday as the Brisbane Broncos take on the Canterbury Bulldogs.
The Broncos are coming off a strong 38-16 win over the Eels last weekend. Corey Oates saw a return to form in that game as the winger was lethal on the left edge, scoring a hat-trick. While Brisbane did manage to walk away with the win, they continue to struggle in certain aspects of their game, with 12 errors and 11 incomplete sets. These high numbers have plagued them in the back half of the season and will surely continue against the Bulldogs.

The blue and white Dogs are digging in deep. Last week they held on to win in a golden point showdown against the Manly Sea Eagles. James Graham was the defensive standout with 63 tackles, but it was the 179 metres he pushed through that really gave his team the edge.

Minor changes to these two teams – Jordan Kahu comes in on the the right wing for the Broncos and Greg Eastwood will line up at lock for the Bulldogs. This one looks tight.

Tip: Either Team Under 6.5 – $2.90 at CrownBet

Manly Sea Eagles Vs Melbourne Storm (Saturday, 20 August 5:30PM AEST)

Melbourne were simply out-matched on Monday night against the Canberra Raiders. It honestly didn’t seem to matter what the Storm tried – the Raiders simply had all the answers. Cameron Munster and Marika Koroibete were the major ball getters, moving the ball a combined 315 metres.

Storm were in possession 54% of the time, leading the Raiders in almost every stat. Even a rare 40-20 kick couldn’t get them across the line. They looked unsettled and the result showed it. Despite the same team being named this weekend, don’t expect the same outcome.

Manly lost a thriller… Again. That sealed their 2016 fate, ending their run at the finals. Dylan Walker has been omitted from the side, with Matt Parcell, Nate Myles and Blake Leary all being named on an extended bench.

With Manly’s season being over and Craig Bellamy deciding not to rest Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith, we feel this one will well and truly end in Melbourne’s favour.

Tip: Melbourne Storm 13+ – $2.05 at Ladbrokes

Sydney Roosters Vs St. George Illawarra Dragons (Sunday, 21 August 4:00PM AEST)

Last week the Dragons caused one hell of an upset. They managed to do the unthinkable and knocked off the Cronulla Sharks. Now, all of a sudden, the Dragons have breathed fire into their season and have a hope at playing finals football.

They will be without Tariq Sims who had two tries, a line break and 140 metres in last week’s victory against Cronulla. Sims is out with an ankle injury. Jacob Host and Leeson Ah Mau have both been named on an extended bench.

The Roosters haven’t been so lucky. Their season was over a month ago but they have still managed to compete and cause a few upsets of their own. Last week they hosted the Cowboys and did what nobody saw coming. Shaun Kenny-Dowell provided a BOG performance with 179 metres, a line break, try assist and crossed the line himself during the 22-10 victory. Currently the only change to the Roosters line-up is Aidan Guerra. The Queensland Origin and Australian representative player has been named on an extend bench.

This one will be interesting. The Dragons now have a reason to play and the Roosters have had a tough season, but are packed with talent. The Dragons should get up in a nail bitter, but either way this one should be close and worth watching.

Tip: Either Team Under 6.5 – $2.90 at CrownBet

South Sydney Rabbitohs Vs Cronulla Sharks (Monday, 22 August 7:00PM AEST)

They must be making a new Sharknado, cause Cronulla are spinning out of control at the moment. This season built such a following, the bandwagon was so full the wheels literally fell off. Three weeks ago we were all talking about how Melbourne was the only team the Sharks had to worry about. Not anymore. This week they’ve got the Rabbitohs and considering their recent performances, the Sharks can’t take any team lightly.

Last week the Sharks fell to the Dragons. Looking at the stats, there is one category that sticks out – missed tackles. There were 41 to be precise. That is unbelievable. James Maloney who has been sighted several time for his weak defensive efforts had eight missed tackles himself. Jack Bird and Michael Ennis weren’t much better with seven each.

The Bunnies… Where to start. Two weeks ago they took it to Melbourne and almost walked away with the points and last week they dismantled the Warriors in Auckland 41-22. The often forgotten Burgess brother Joe produced a stella performance, scoring two tries in the first half. A completion rate of 88% was the main reason for success. It’s not that they have been lacking in talent this season. The issue has come from their efficiency – 88% last week and 81% against the Storm the week before. Now we’re seeing the team many of us expected to see for the entire season.

The Sharks need to re-group before the finals and Monday night will be a good opportunity. But I’m doubtful the Rabbitohs will go quietly into the night. I can’t ignore how the Bunnies are playing and I have to say it will continue. Under the light at ANZ, these two sides will battle it out for with we believe will be the best 80 minutes of the round.

Tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs +8.0 – $1.90 at CrownBet



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