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NRL – Round 2 2018 Preview, Best Bets, and Promotions

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Preview of NRL Round 2 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 2 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Cronulla Sharks vs St George Dragons

March 15, 2018 7:50 pm @ Southern Cross Group Stadium
Odds: Sharks $1.75, Dragons $2.10

Betting preview of the Sharks versus the Dragons at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Thursday.

Sharks Form:

The Sharks are coming off a close loss against the Cowboys as they went down 20-14. They are back at home this week and will face their arch-rivals.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Sharks 14, Cowboys 20 – Round 1, 2018

Dragons Form:

St George dominated in Round 1 with a 34-12 win over the Broncos. The new additions of Ben Hunt and James Graham looked to have paid off.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 22 – Dragons 34, Broncos 12 – Round 1, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Dragons: 10-6

Both sides won against each other last season. The Sharks won on the road 18-14 and the Dragons won at Shark Park 16-10.

Last 2 Meetings:

Sharks won by 4 points – Round 10, 2018 – Sharks 18 d Dragons 14 (32 total points)
Dragons won by 6 points – Round 3, 2018 – Dragons 16 d Sharks 10 (26 total points)

Prediction:

At home, the Sharks should be able to beat the Dragons in a close contest.
Sharks 1-12 ($2.95)


Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs

March 16, 2018 6:00 pm @ Allianz Stadium
Odds: Roosters $1.32, Bulldogs $3.40

Betting preview of the Roosters versus the Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium on Friday.

Roosters Form:

The Roosters are coming off a shock 10-8 loss against the Tigers. They looked poor in attack and they’ll need to get back on track against the Bulldogs.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Roosters 8, Tigers 10 – Round 1, 2018

Bulldogs Form:

The Bulldogs got smashed by the Storm 36-18 last week. They’ll need to improve defensively if they want to upset the Roosters.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 18 – Bulldogs 18, Storm 36 – Round 1, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Roosters: 10-7

The Roosters won both meeting against the Bulldogs last season by 1-6 points.

Last 2 Meetings:

Roosters won by 6 points – Round 11, 2018 – Roosters 24 d Bulldogs 18 (42 total points)
Roosters won by 4 points – Round 2, 2018 – Roosters 28 d Bulldogs 24 (52 total points)

Prediction:

This is usually a close contest so the line for the Bulldogs is a good bet.
Bulldogs +8.5 ($1.92)


Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys

March 16, 2018 7:50 pm @ Suncorp Stadium
Odds: Broncos $2.35, Cowboys $1.60

Betting preview of the Broncos versus the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.

Broncos Form:

The Broncos started the season poorly with a 34-12 loss against the Dragons. They made a number of errors and their halves will need to find some form in Round 2.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 22 – Broncos 12, Dragons 34 – Round 1, 2018

Cowboys Form:

North Queensland beat the Sharks 20-14 at home in Round 1. It was a pleasing win for JT in his 300th and they also were missing Morgan/Coote.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Cowboys 20, Sharks 14 – Round 1, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Cowboys: 11-10

The Broncos beat the Cowboys 20-10 in the last meeting but the Cowboys are 3-1 against them since May 2016.

Last 2 Meetings:

Broncos won by 10 points – Round 26, 2018 – Broncos 20 d Cowboys 10 (30 total points)
Cowboys won by 1 point – Round 2, 2018 – Cowboys 21 d Broncos 20 (41 total points)

Prediction:

Last week\’s performance by the Broncos doesn\’t fill us with confidence so the Cowboyshould win by 4+.
Cowboys -3.5 ($1.92)


New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans

March 17, 2018 3:00 pm @ Mt Smart Stadium
Odds: Warriors $1.37, Titans $3.10

Betting preview of the Warriors versus the Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Warriors Form:

The Warriors were impressive in Round 1 as they won 32-20 in Perth. Their new recruits played well and they’ll be confident of going 2-0 at home this week.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 12 – Warriors 32, Rabbitohs 20 – Round 1, 2018

Titans Form:

The Titans rallied against the Raiders and scoring the winning try in the last 2 minutes for a 30-28 victory. They will need to start quicker against the Warriors as they were down 18-0.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Titans 30, Raiders 28 – Round 1, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Warriors: 13-4

The Warriors are 5-0 against the Titans and 13-4 since 2010. They’ve also won 6 of the last 7 in New Zealand.

Last 2 Meetings:

Warriors won by 22 points – Round 14, 2018 – Warriors 34 d Titans 12 (46 total points)
Warriors won by 6 points – Round 5, 2018 – Warriors 28 d Titans 22 (50 total points)

Prediction:

The Warriors have a great record over the Titans and we\’re expecting another 1-12 victory.
Warriors 1-12 ($3.30)


Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

March 17, 2018 5:30 pm @ Panthers Stadium
Odds: Panthers $1.37, Rabbitohs $3.10

Betting preview of the Panthers versus the Rabbitohs at Panthers Stadium on Saturday.

Panthers Form:

The Panthers are coming off a 24-14 win over the Eels. They were down 14-0 at one stage but rallied in the second half with 24 unanswered points. So they’ll look to go 2-0 with a home matchup against Souths.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 10 – Panthers 24, Eels 14 – Round 1, 2018

Rabbitohs Form:

South Sydney were poor in a 32-20 loss against the Warriors in Perth. They need to be better on defence this week or the Panthers will also find easy passages to the try line.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 12 – Rabbitohs 20, Warriors 32 – Round 1, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Rabbitohs: 8-4

Souths beat the Panthers twice last season and they’re 8-4 against them since 2010.

Last 2 Meetings:

Rabbitohs won by 28 points – Round 17, 2018 – Rabbitohs 42 d Panthers 14 (56 total points)
Rabbitohs won by 1 point – Round 6, 2018 – Rabbitohs 21 d Panthers 20 (41 total points)

Prediction:

The Rabbitohs have a good record in Penrith and they should be able to keep this close.
Rabbitohs +8.5 ($1.92)


Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers

March 17, 2018 7:30 pm @ AAMI Park
Odds: Storm $1.15, Tigers $5.50

Betting preview of the Storm versus the Tigers at AAMI Park on Saturday.

Storm Form:

Melbourne scored 36 points against the Bulldogs and kicked off the season in style. Munster was fantastic at the back and they showed no signs of missing Cronk.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 18 – Storm 36, Bulldogs 18 – Round 1, 2018

Tigers Form:

The Tigers pulled a massive upset in Round 1 with a 10-8 win over the Roosters. It doesn’t get any easier in Round 2 but they will be confident of another upset.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Tigers 10, Roosters 8 – Round 1, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Storm: 7-4

The Storm are 3-0 against the Tigers and beat them on the road last year 22-14.

Last 2 Meetings:

Storm won by 8 points – Round 4, 2018 – Storm 22 d Tigers 14 (36 total points)
Storm won by 9 points – Round 16, 2018 – Storm 29 d Tigers 20 (49 total points)

Prediction:

The line for the Tigers is a good bet after they beat the Roosters last week.
Tigers +15.5 ($1.92)


Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels

March 18, 2018 4:10 pm @ Lottoland
Odds: Sea Eagles $1.80, Eels $2.00

Betting preview of the Sea Eagles versus the Eels at Lottoland on Sunday.

Sea Eagles Form:

Manly is coming off a golden point loss against the Knights and will play at home for the first time in 2018.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 1 – Sea Eagles 18, Knights 19 – Round 1, 2018

Eels Form:

The Eels led 14-0 last week but lost 24-14 in the end. They’ll be hoping Moses has a better match and the forward pack dominates the Sea Eagles because the Panthers ran all over them.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 10 – Eels 14, Panthers 24 – Round 1, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Eels: 9-6

Parramatta is 6-0 against the Sea Eagles and has won the last three at Brookvale.

Last 2 Meetings:

Eels won by 8 points – Round 1, 2018 – Eels 20 d Sea Eagles 12 (32 total points)
Eels won by 1 point – Round 22, 2018 – Eels 10 d Sea Eagles 9 (19 total points)

Prediction:

This is a tough game to predict so the tri-bet comes in handy at 8.5 points.
Either Team Under 8.5 Points ($2.10)


Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights

March 18, 2018 6:30 pm @ GIO Stadium
Odds: Raiders $1.65, Knights $2.25

Betting preview of the Raiders versus the Knights at GIO Stadium on Sunday.

Raiders Form:

The Raiders were up 18-0 against the Titans but collapsed to lose 30-28. They’re at home this week and will need to improve in all aspects.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Raiders 28, Titans 30 – Round 1, 2018

Knights Form:

The Knights kicked off the season with a thrilling golden point win over the Sea Eagles. Mitchell Pearce and Ponga impressed for their new side. So they’ll be confident of going 2-0.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 – Knights 19, Sea Eagles 18 – Round 1, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Raiders: 8-6

The Raiders are 2-1 against the Knights and beat them 46-28 at this venue last season.

Last 2 Meetings:

Raiders won by 18 points – Round 25, 2018 – Raiders 46 d Knights 28 (74 total points)
Knights won by 14 points – Round 10, 2018 – Knights 34 d Raiders 20 (54 total points)

Prediction:

This should be a close contest and we wouldn\’t rule out a Knights victory. So take them at the line.
Knights +3.5 ($1.92)


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