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NRL – Round 8 2018 Preview, Best Bets, and Promotions

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Preview of NRL Round 8 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 8 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


St George Dragons vs Sydney Roosters

April 25, 2018 4:10 pm @ Allianz Stadium
Odds: Dragons $1.80, Roosters $2.05

Betting preview of the Dragons versus the Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Wednesday.

Dragons Form:

For the Dragons, they only just lost against the Warriors last round at Mt Smart Stadium. So the winning streak is over for the top of the ladder Dragons. The Dragons have still been really impressive this season with a 6-1 win-loss record. They have dominated the NRL this season as they’re scoring 29 points per match.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 8 – Dragons 12, Warriors 20 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 20 – Dragons 40, Sharks 20 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 4 – Dragons 16, Rabbitohs 12 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 18 – Dragons 30, Knights 12 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 46 – Dragons 54, Titans 8 – Round 3, 2018

Roosters Form:

The Roosters survived in Round 7 as they just won against the Bulldogs 6-0. Sydney responded after a loss with a great defensive effort. The Roosters have kicked off the season with a decent 4-3 record. They have won by an average of 12 points in 2018. But in attack, they’re scoring just 18 points per match. In the backline, they’ve allowed just 13 points this season.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Roosters 6, Bulldogs 0 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 12 – Roosters 14, Rabbitohs 26 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 18 – Roosters 28, Sharks 10 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 24 – Roosters 6, Warriors 30 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 30 – Roosters 38, Knights 8 – Round 3, 2018

Prediction:

The Dragons are the better attacking team so far this season and should win in a close finish.
Dragons 1-12 $2.95


Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors

April 25, 2018 7:00 pm @ AAMI Park
Odds: Storm $1.47, Warriors $2.75

Betting preview of the Storm versus the Warriors at AAMI Park on Wednesday.

Storm Form:

For the Storm, they were victorious against the Broncos last round at Suncorp Stadium. Melbourne kept their record going against the Broncos. Early on this season, the Storm have been good with a 4-3 win-loss record. In attack, they’re scoring 23 points per match and have been strong defensively in the last 2 weeks.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 14 – Storm 34, Broncos 20 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 26 – Storm 40, Knights 14 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 1 – Storm 10, Tigers 11 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 10 – Storm 4, Sharks 14 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 16 – Storm 30, Cowboys 14 – Round 3, 2018

Warriors Form:

The Warriors just won in Round 7 as they beat the Dragons at Mt Smart Stadium. New Zealand were just stronger in the end. The Warriors have looked like one of the best sides in the NRL early this season as they sit near the top of the ladder. They have beaten sides by an average of 9 points in 2018. In attack, they’re scoring 23 points per match. The key will be in the backline where they only allow 14 points per match.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 8 – Warriors 20, Dragons 12 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 9 – Warriors 18, Broncos 27 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 10 – Warriors 22, Cowboys 12 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 24 – Warriors 30, Roosters 6 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 1 – Warriors 20, Raiders 19 – Round 3, 2018

Prediction:

Melbourne enjoy playing at home against the Warriors and won the last Anzac clash by 1-12.
Storm 1-12 $3.15


South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos

April 26, 2018 7:50 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Rabbitohs $1.57, Broncos $2.45

Betting preview of the Rabbitohs versus the Broncos at ANZ Stadium on Thursday.

Rabbitohs Form:

In Round 7, the Rabbitohs won against the Raiders at Central Coast Stadium. South Sydney led the way in the first half and a fit Greg Inglis is pleasing to see. The Rabbitohs have kicked off the season with a decent 4-3 record. They have won by an average of 6 points in 2018. In attack, they’re scoring 24 points per match. The key will be in the backline where they only allow 17 points per match.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 20 – Rabbitohs 42, Raiders 22 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 12 – Rabbitohs 26, Roosters 14 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 4 – Rabbitohs 12, Dragons 16 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 4 – Rabbitohs 20, Bulldogs 16 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 28 – Rabbitohs 34, Sea Eagles 6 – Round 3, 2018

Broncos Form:

The Broncos were well beaten against the Storm last round at Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane couldn’t keep up with the Storm’s attack in the end. In 2018, the Broncos haven’t been overly impressive as they hold a 3-4 record. They have been defeated by an average of 13 points in 2018. While in attack, they’re scoring just 16 points per match. The key will be improving in defence where they allow 22 points per match.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 14 – Broncos 20, Storm 34 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 9 – Broncos 27, Warriors 18 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 5 – Broncos 10, Knights 15 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 12 – Broncos 14, Titans 26 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 2 – Broncos 9, Tigers 7 – Round 3, 2018

Prediction:

Souths are looking very impressive at the moment and they should have enough points in them against Brisbane
Rabbitohs -5.5 $1.92


Manly Sea Eagles vs Newcastle Knights

April 27, 2018 6:00 pm @ Lottoland
Odds: Sea Eagles $1.57, Knights $2.45

Betting preview of the Sea Eagles versus the Knights at Lottoland on Friday.

Sea Eagles Form:

In Round 7, the Sea Eagles lost against the Eels at ANZ Stadium. Manly’s off the field distractions seem to be affecting them. The Sea Eagles have a woeful 2-5 record and it’s not looking great at the moment. They have been thrashed by an average of 20 points in 2018.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 34 – Sea Eagles 10, Eels 44 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 26 – Sea Eagles 12, Tigers 38 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 12 – Sea Eagles 20, Titans 32 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 16 – Sea Eagles 32, Raiders 16 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 28 – Sea Eagles 6, Rabbitohs 34 – Round 3, 2018

Knights Form:

In Round 7, the Knights just won against the Tigers at Scully Park, Tamworth. But the injury to Mitchell Pearce soured a great victory. The Knights have started the season with a respectable 4-3 record. They have beaten sides by an average of 24 points in 2018. However, in attack they’re scoring just 17 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Knights 22, Tigers 20 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 26 – Knights 14, Storm 40 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 5 – Knights 15, Broncos 10 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 18 – Knights 12, Dragons 30 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 30 – Knights 8, Roosters 38 – Round 3, 2018

Prediction:

Tough game to predict but no Pearce is a blow for the Knights.
Sea Eagles -5.5 $1.92


Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury Bulldogs

April 27, 2018 7:50 pm @ Panthers Stadium
Odds: Panthers $1.52, Bulldogs $2.55

Betting preview of the Panthers versus the Bulldogs at Panthers Stadium on Friday.

Panthers Form:

For the Panthers, they only just lost against the Sharks last round at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Penrith almost stole the match with 2 late tries. The Panthers have kicked off the season with a decent 5-2 record. They have won by an average of 3 points in 2018, so they’re winning the close ones. In attack, they’re scoring 23 points per match. In the backline, they’ve allowed just 15 points this season.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 4 – Panthers 22, Sharks 26 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 23 – Panthers 35, Titans 12 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 6 – Panthers 12, Eels 6 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 19 – Panthers 33, Cowboys 14 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 2 – Panthers 18, Bulldogs 20 – Round 3, 2018

Bulldogs Form:

The Bulldogs only just lost against the Roosters last round at ANZ Stadium. Canterbury couldn’t break the Roosters defence in the end. The Bulldogs aren’t looking great as they currently hold a 2-5 record. They have lost by an average of 12 points in 2018. Meanwhile near the try-line, they’re scoring just 14 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Bulldogs 0, Roosters 6 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 17 – Bulldogs 27, Cowboys 10 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 16 – Bulldogs 10, Raiders 26 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 4 – Bulldogs 16, Rabbitohs 20 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 2 – Bulldogs 20, Panthers 18 – Round 3, 2018

Prediction:

Penrith are undefeated at home and should win by 1-12.
Panthers 1-12 $3.15


Gold Coast Titans vs Cronulla Sharks

April 28, 2018 5:30 pm @ CBus Super Stadium
Odds: Titans $2.20, Sharks $1.67

Betting preview of the Titans versus the Sharks at CBus Super Stadium on Saturday.

Titans Form:

The Titans were well beaten against the Cowboys last week 26-14. Gold Coast were poor defensively and the travel factor has hit them. In 2018, the Titans haven’t been overly impressive as they hold a 3-4 record. They have been smashed by an average of 23 points in 2018.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 12 – Titans 14, Cowboys 26 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 23 – Titans 12, Panthers 35 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 12 – Titans 32, Sea Eagles 20 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 12 – Titans 26, Broncos 14 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 46 – Titans 8, Dragons 54 – Round 3, 2018

Sharks Form:

In Round 7, the Sharks survived against the Panthers at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Cronulla held off the Panthers for a great win. The Sharks have a disappointing 3-4 record in 2018. They have lost by an average of 12 points in 2018. While in attack, they’re scoring just 16 points per match.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 4 – Sharks 26, Panthers 22 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 20 – Sharks 20, Dragons 40 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 18 – Sharks 10, Roosters 28 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 10 – Sharks 14, Storm 4 – Round 4, 2018
WON by 10 – Sharks 14, Eels 4 – Round 3, 2018

Prediction:

The Sharks should just get over the line here.
Sharks 1-12 $3


North Queensland Cowboys vs Canberra Raiders

April 28, 2018 7:30 pm @ 1300Smiles Stadium
Odds: Cowboys $1.42, Raiders $2.85

Betting preview of the Cowboys versus the Raiders at 1300Smiles Stadium on Saturday.

Cowboys Form:

In Round 7, the Cowboys won against the Titans at 1300Smiles Stadium. North QLD finally found some attacking options. The Cowboys are looking dreadful as they currently hold a 2-5 record. They have been defeated by an average of 13 points in 2018. While in attack, they’re scoring just 16 points per match. So they really need to improve defensively as they’ve allowed 23 points this season.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 12 – Cowboys 26, Titans 14 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 17 – Cowboys 10, Bulldogs 27 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 10 – Cowboys 12, Warriors 22 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 19 – Cowboys 14, Panthers 33 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 16 – Cowboys 14, Storm 30 – Round 3, 2018

Raiders Form:

In Round 7, the Raiders lost against the Rabbitohs at Central Coast Stadium. Canberra’s poor defence returned. The Raiders have a woeful 2-5 record and it’s not looking great at the moment. But, they have only just lost by an average of 8 points in 2018. While in attack, they’re scoring 22 points per match. So they really need to improve defensively as they’ve allowed 23 points this season.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 20 – Raiders 22, Rabbitohs 42 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 16 – Raiders 18, Eels 2 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 16 – Raiders 26, Bulldogs 10 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 16 – Raiders 16, Sea Eagles 32 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 1 – Raiders 19, Warriors 20 – Round 3, 2018

Prediction:

North Qld should build on their home win last week with a 1-12 win over the Raiders.
Cowboys 1-12 $3.20


Parramatta Eels vs Wests Tigers

April 29, 2018 4:10 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Eels $2.00, Tigers $1.80

Betting preview of the Eels versus the Tigers at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

Eels Form:

In Round 7, the Eels won against the Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium. It was really a stunning win by the Eels after a 1-6 record to start the season. They have been thrashed by an average of 17 points in 2018 and have struggled to score points, expect for last week.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 34 – Eels 44, Sea Eagles 10 – Round 7, 2018
LOST by 16 – Eels 2, Raiders 18 – Round 6, 2018
LOST by 6 – Eels 6, Panthers 12 – Round 5, 2018
LOST by 10 – Eels 20, Tigers 30 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 10 – Eels 4, Sharks 14 – Round 3, 2018

Tigers Form:

The Tigers suffered a close loss against the Knights last week 22-20. Wests couldn’t hold on in the end. Early on this season, the Tigers have been good with a 5-2 win-loss record. They have won by an average of 2 points in 2018. But in attack, they’re scoring just 18 points per match. So they’ll be looking to keep this one close again.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Tigers 20, Knights 22 – Round 7, 2018
WON by 26 – Tigers 38, Sea Eagles 12 – Round 6, 2018
WON by 1 – Tigers 11, Storm 10 – Round 5, 2018
WON by 10 – Tigers 30, Eels 20 – Round 4, 2018
LOST by 2 – Tigers 7, Broncos 9 – Round 3, 2018

Prediction:

Wests should win this because their defence is ranked number 1 in the NRL and that will help them contain the Eels.
Tigers WIN $1.80


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