NRL Round 23 ‘Pick of the Week’

August 14, 2015 by Posted in Betting Tips, NRL Tips

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The Bet King’s NRL betting ‘Pick of the Week’ for Round 23 will see us utilise a great offer from CrownBet – If your team scores the first try but loses, they’ll refund your bet with a bonus bet up to $50 dollars.

Monday night’s clash this week is set to be entertaining as we have the 5th place Cronulla Sharks hosting the 6th place Melbourne Storm. Both teams need the victory to secure their finals spot. In recent years these two teams have gone into battle 28 times, and Storm have clearly dominated winning 19 against the Sharks’ 9.

Cronulla has completely turned their season around, coming into this one with five consecutive wins against teams like the Bulldogs and the Cowboys. Who would have thought that last year’s wooden spooners would now be a premiership contender. Last week they played the North Queensland Cowboys and their defence was the key. They managed to hold the line against everything. The cowboys only broke through with tricky kicks by JT.

This week they’re taking on a completely different beast in the Melbourne Storm. If the Sharks are going to win and secure their top 8 spot and potentially secure a top 4 finish, they’ll need to be on their game. Unlike the Cowboys, the Storm travel well. Last week Michael Gordon was on fire, we expect him to have a similar impact this week.

Storm haven’t had such a good time this season. While they are still sitting in 6th place and realistically will play finals football, they have lost Billy Slater for the season, and have suffered several injuries throughout causing Coach Craig Bellamy to make many readjustments.
Last week they face the titans and unsurprisingly demoralised them willing 36-14 with superstar young gun Cameron Munster scoring 3 tries in the second half.

Recently the storm are 3-2 struggling to win. It’s the business end of the season and no team or fan can say the storm doesn’t deserve to play finals, but in this game it’s not about that you deserve, it’s all about what you can do with ball. In this regard the Storm are the superior side, they’ve shown countless times that few teams rival them in the ability to impact change and slow the tempo to their level.

Statically the Storm are the better side. They lead the Sharks in just about every category including points for and points against with 20.10 and 15.60 respectively, while the Sharks are 19.00 for and 19.30 against.

With a 2.0 line and the Sharks head to head favourite on $1.80, we see plenty of Value on the Storm to win at $2.05, especially with the little bit of insurance on offer with the CrownBet special.

Bet – Storm Hd-Hd – $2.05 CrownBet (Using CrownBets 1st Try but lose promotion)

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