NRL Tips

NRL betting tips by Bet King includes articles, previews and advice. If you’re looking for expert NRL tips during the season, Bet King will provide betting tips throughout the NRL season. We also include the best promotions for every round of the season and finals.

2017 NRL Round 18 Betting Tips

Only the four games in the NRL this weekend, see our preview and tips for all here

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2017 NRL Round 17 Betting Tips

We preview Round 17 of the NRL season kicking off this Thursday night

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2017 NRL Round 16 Betting Tips

See our preview and tips for Round 16 of the NRL season here

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2017 State of Origin Game 2 Betting Preview

Game 2 of the 2017 State of Origin kicks off Wednesday night

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2017 NRL Round 15 Betting Tips

Round 15 of the NRL season kicks off Friday night

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2017 NRL Round 14 Betting Tips

See our preview and tips for Round 14 of the NRL season here

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2017 NRL Round 13 Betting Tips

See our preview and tips for NRL Round 13 here

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2017 State of Origin Game 1 Betting Preview

Game 1 of the 2017 State of Origin is this Wednesday

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2017 NRL Round 12 Betting Tips

See our preview and tips for the 4-game NRL weekend

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2017 NRL Round 11 Betting Tips

The 2017 NRL season continues this weekend, see our preview and tips here

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How to bet on NRL

Head to head – The most simple way to bet on the NRL is head to head. Simply bet on the winner out of the two teams playing.

Margin – In the NRL margin betting markets, you’ll find odds for a 1-12 or 13+ victory. The 1-12 margin is useful when two teams are expected to play a close game, especially in finals. While the 13+ is more recommended for a mismatch, such as 1st on the ladder against last.

Line/Handicap – The line for an NRL match sets the favourite and the underdog by a number of points. For the favourite, they’ll receive a minus number and they’ll need to win the match by the points given. Whereas the underdog will be given a plus number and can still lose the match but finish under the points to win the bet. The bet also wins if they happen to upset the favourite.

Total Points – Betting on the total points for an NRL match comes with two main options: over or under. The over total points is recommended for two high scoring and attacking teams playing each other. Whereas the under total is better in rainy conditions or when two defensive teams are in play.

First tryscorer – In NRL betting, punters can back a player to score the first try. It’s more recommended for outside backs such as the winger and centre.

Half time/Full time – The half time/full time betting markets is handy when you’re expecting a team to easily beat the underdog. It comes with more value odds than head to head.

Multi-betting – During the NRL season or finals, you can build a multi-bet on matches during the round.

Futures – Bet on the NRL grand final winner, end of season awards, top eight finish and more in NRL future betting markets.

NRL Betting Strategies

Betting Promotions – During the season and NRL finals, most bookmakers will offer NRL betting promotions. Luckily at Bet King, we help you find the best promotions per week. Visit our website during the season and we’ll provide you with the latest NRL promotions.

Travel – The travel factor in the NRL can be a key betting strategy. If a team has travelled in back to back weeks, it’s better to back against them as they could be playing tired. Travel also applies for most of the teams outside of NSW, expect the Storm at the moment. The key team to watch for is the Warriors outside of New Zealand. They struggle to win in Australia and betting against them is generally a great bet.

Injuries – If a team has key injuries, it’s best to back against them. For example, if the Storm are missing Cameron Smith, it’s doubtful they can perform as well without him.

Byes – During the middle part of the season and Origin period, NRL betting becomes interesting as key teams are missing star players. Betting against the Broncos and Storm is always a good idea around Origin time as their key players are usually missing.

Betting on underdogs – The NRL season can be full of upsets as most teams are fairly evenly matched due to the salary cap. So unless a team is missing a host of players, backing the underdog can pay off in the NRL.

Weather – The weather is a key element in NRL betting, especially when betting on the total points. In a wet match, the total points is more likely to fall under the total points as scoring becomes harder. Also, the margin is likely to end in a closer result which is great for backing underdogs at the line.

Find the best odds – We’ve reviewed the main players in the Australian bookmaker industry and you’ll find the best NRL betting bookmakers on our reviews page.