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NRL – Round 9 2018 Preview, Best Bets, and Promotions

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Preview of NRL Round 9 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 9 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs

May 3, 2018 7:50 pm @ Suncorp Stadium
Odds: Broncos $1.47, Bulldogs $2.70

Betting preview of the Broncos versus the Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday.

Broncos Form:

In Round 8, the Broncos just won against the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium. It was a great second half comeback by the Broncos. This season, the Broncos have been average with a 4-4 win-loss record. But they should home advantage on Thursday.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 4 – Broncos 24, Rabbitohs 20 – Round 8, 2018
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

Bulldogs Form:

In Round 8, the Bulldogs only just lost against the Panthers at Panthers Stadium. Canterbury just couldn’t get past the Panthers D. The Bulldogs have a woeful 2-6 record and it’s not looking great at the moment. Near the try-line, they’re scoring just 14 points per match. The key will be find attacking options against the Broncos defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 8 – Bulldogs 14, Panthers 22 – Round 8, 2018
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

Prediction:

Both sides have struggled in attack this season but I can see the Broncos just getting over the line at home by 1-12.
Broncos 1-12 $3.15


Newcastle Knights vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

May 4, 2018 6:00 pm @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Odds: Knights $2.40, Rabbitohs $1.57

Betting preview of the Knights versus the Rabbitohs at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday.

Knights Form:

The Knights just won in Round 8 as they just beat the Sea Eagles 18-12. A great win for the Knights after the Pearce injury. The Knights have kicked off the season with a decent 5-3 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 6 – Knights 18, Sea Eagles 12 – Round 8, 2018
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

Rabbitohs Form:

In Round 8, the Rabbitohs suffered a close loss against the Broncos at ANZ Stadium. Souths let a win slip in the second half. The Rabbitohs have a 4-4 record in 2018. They’ve only lost by an average of 6 points in 2018 and score 23 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 4 – Rabbitohs 20, Broncos 24 – Round 8, 2018
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

Prediction:

The Knights should stand up at home and the Rabbitohs are missing Burgess.
Knights +4.5 $1.92


Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys

May 4, 2018 7:50 pm @ Carrington Park, Bathurst
Odds: Panthers $1.80, Cowboys $2.00

Betting preview of the Panthers versus the Cowboys at Carrington Park, Bathurst on Friday.

Panthers Form:

In Round 8, the Panthers just won against the Bulldogs at Panthers Stadium. Penrith got the job done at home. The Panthers have kicked off the season with a decent 6-2 record. They have won by an average of 3 points in 2018. In attack, they’re scoring 23 points per match. In the backline, they’ve allowed just 15 points this season.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 8 – Panthers 22, Bulldogs 14 – Round 8, 2018
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

Cowboys Form:

In Round 8, the Cowboys were well beaten against the Raiders at 1300Smiles Stadium. Another disappointing performance by the Cowboys. The Cowboys have a woeful 2-6 record and it’s not looking great at the moment. They have been defeated by an average of 12 points in 2018. While in attack, they’re scoring just 15 points per match. So they really need to improve defensively as they’ve allowed 22 points this season.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 10 – Cowboys 8, Raiders 18 – Round 8, 2018
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

Prediction:

I can’t see the Cowboys attack having a good time against the Panthers strong D.
Panthers WIN $1.80


Canberra Raiders vs Gold Coast Titans

May 5, 2018 3:00 pm @ GIO Stadium
Odds: Raiders $, Titans $

Betting preview of the Raiders versus the Titans at GIO Stadium on Saturday.

Raiders Form:

In Round 8, the Raiders won against the Cowboys at 1300Smiles Stadium. This was a great win by the Raiders. This season, the Raiders have been poor with a 3-5 win-loss record. But, they have only just lost by an average of 8 points in 2018. While in attack, they’re scoring 21 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 10 – Raiders 18, Cowboys 8 – Round 8, 2018
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

Titans Form:

The Titans suffered a close loss to the Sharks at CBus Super Stadium last week 10-9. They would probably be disappointed with this result. In 2018, the Titans haven’t been overly impressive as they hold a 3-5 record. They have been thrashed by an average of 18 points in 2018.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 1 – Titans 9, Sharks 10 – Round 8, 2018
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

Prediction:

The Raiders to get the job done at home against the Titans by 1-12.
Raiders 1-12 $3.15


New Zealand Warriors vs Wests Tigers

May 5, 2018 5:30 pm @ Mt Smart Stadium
Odds: Warriors $1.55, Tigers $2.45

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

Warriors Form:

In Round 8, the Warriors were well beaten against the Storm at AAMI Park. 38-0 down at halftime is all that needs to be said. Early on this season, the Warriors have been good with a 6-2 win-loss record. They have beaten sides by an average of 24 points in 2018. In attack, they’re scoring 21 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 40 – Warriors 10, Storm 50 – Round 8, 2018
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

Tigers Form:

Last week, the Tigers only just lost against the Eels at ANZ Stadium. Another close loss for the Tigers that they will rue. Early on this season, the Tigers have been good with a 5-3 win-loss record. They have beaten sides by an average of 2 points in 2018 so they’re playing close matches.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Tigers 22, Eels 24 – Round 8, 2018
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

Prediction:

The Either team bet is nice value because this could go either way.
Either Team Under 8.5 Points $2.22


Cronulla Sharks vs Parramatta Eels

May 5, 2018 7:30 pm @ Shark Park
Odds: Sharks $1.67, Eels $2.20

Betting preview of the Sharks versus the Eels at Shark Park on Saturday.

Sharks Form:

In Round 8, the Sharks survived against the Titans at CBus Super Stadium. Cronulla kicked a late field goal to earn the win. This season, the Sharks have a 4-4 win-loss record. They’re scoring just 15 points per match but have a strong defence as always.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 – Sharks 10, Titans 9 – Round 8, 2018
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

Eels Form:

The Eels survived in Round 8 as they just beat the the Tigers at ANZ Stadium. Are the Eels back? 2 wins in a row says they could be.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Eels 24, Tigers 22 – Round 8, 2018
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

Prediction:

This should be a close contest and I can see the Eels getting withing 3.5 points or causing an upset.
Eels +3.5 $1.92


St George Dragons vs Melbourne Storm

May 6, 2018 2:00 pm @ Jubilee Oval
Odds: Dragons $1.80, Storm $2.00

Betting preview of the Dragons versus the Storm at Jubilee Oval on Sunday.

Dragons Form:

In Round 8, the Dragons were victorious against the Roosters at Allianz Stadium. St George outclassed the Roosters in the end. The Dragons have started the season with an impressive 7-1 record. They sit atop the ladder and they’re scoring 28 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 16 – Dragons 24, Roosters 8 – Round 8, 2018
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

Storm Form:

In Round 8, the Storm smashed the Warriors at AAMI Park 50-10. This was easily the Storm’s best performance in 2018. Early on this season, the Storm have been good with a 5-3 win-loss record. They’re scoring 26 points per match and have won 3 straight matches.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 40 – Storm 50, Warriors 10 – Round 8, 2018
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

Prediction:

In the match of the round, the Storm are good value to cause an upset.
Storm WIN $2


Sydney Roosters vs Manly Sea Eagles

May 6, 2018 4:10 pm @ Allianz Stadium
Odds: Roosters $1.30, Sea Eagles $3.50

Betting preview of the Roosters versus the Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

Roosters Form:

The Roosters were well beaten against the Dragons last week 24-8. Sydney’s lack of scoring continued. In 2018, the Roosters haven’t been overly impressive as they hold a 4-4 record. They have been defeated by an average of 13 points in 2018. While in attack, they’re scoring just 17 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 16 – Roosters 8, Dragons 24 – Round 8, 2018
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

Sea Eagles Form:

The Sea Eagles only just lost against the Knights last round at Brookvale Oval. Manly’s woes just continue and the injury list is growing. The Sea Eagles are looking dreadful as they currently hold a 2-6 record. They have been thrashed by an average of 17 points in 2018.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Sea Eagles 12, Knights 18 – Round 8, 2018
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

Prediction:

The Roosters should rebound with an easy win over the poor Sea Eagles.
Roosters -10.5 $1.92


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