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Preview of NRL Round 16 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 16 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


St George Dragons vs Parramatta Eels

June 28, 2018 7:50 pm @ WIN Stadium
Odds: Dragons $1.30, Eels $3.60

Betting preview of the Dragons versus the Eels at WIN Stadium on Thursday.

Dragons Form:

The Dragons won in Round 15 as they beat the Sea Eagles 32-8. They’re the top side in the NRL with a 11-3 record. They are scoring 25 ppg (2nd in the NRL) and allow just 15 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 24 – Dragons 32, Sea Eagles 8 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Dragons 18, Bulldogs 16 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 26 – Dragons 2, Panthers 28 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 7 – Dragons 25, Raiders 18 – Round 11, 2018
LOST by 14 – Dragons 10, Rabbitohs 24 – Round 10, 2018

Eels Form:

In Round 15, the Eels were well beaten against the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium by 18 points. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 3-12 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 14 per match. While in defence, they concede 23 points per match, which ranks 13th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 18 – Eels 24, Rabbitohs 42 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 6 – Eels 20, Cowboys 14 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 26 – Eels 4, Knights 30 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 8 – Eels 10, Broncos 18 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 10 – Eels 14, Warriors 24 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Tied: 6-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Eels won by 14 points – Round 15, 2017 – Eels 10 d Dragons 24 (34 total points)
Eels won by 18 points – Round 2, 2017 – Eels 34 d Dragons 16 (50 total points)

Prediction:

The Eels defence is a real concern against a Dragons side that is scoring points as the home team, especially at WIN Stadium.
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New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla Sharks

June 29, 2018 6:00 pm @ Mt Smart Stadium
Odds: Warriors $1.93, Sharks $1.88

Betting preview of the Warriors versus the Sharks at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday.

Warriors Form:

The Warriors survived in Round 15 as they just beat the Cowboys 23-16. They are sitting 5th on the ladder with a 10-4 record. They are scoring 20 ppg, which ranks 7th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average 18 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 7 – Warriors 23, Cowboys 16 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 20 – Warriors 34, Sea Eagles 14 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 20 – Warriors 10, Rabbitohs 30 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 10 – Warriors 24, Eels 14 – Round 11, 2018
LOST by 32 – Warriors 0, Roosters 32 – Round 10, 2018

Sharks Form:

The Sharks only just lost against the Broncos last round by 4 points at Shark Park. They are sitting 7th on the ladder with a 9-6 record. They are scoring 19 ppg, which ranks 9th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average 17 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 4 – Sharks 16, Broncos 20 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 8 – Sharks 24, Tigers 16 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 8 – Sharks 14, Rabbitohs 22 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 38 – Sharks 48, Knights 10 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 6 – Sharks 22, Bulldogs 16 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Sharks: 8-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Sharks won by 14 points – Round 21, 2017 – Sharks 26 d Warriors 12 (38 total points)
Sharks won by 1 point – Round 16, 2017 – Sharks 18 d Warriors 19 (37 total points)

Prediction:

The Warriors are looking stronger after the week off with the Sharks struggling with injuries. So I love their value as the home underdog.
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Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm

June 29, 2018 7:50 pm @ Adelaide Oval
Odds: Roosters $2.20, Storm $1.68

Betting preview of the Roosters versus the Storm at Adelaide Oval on Friday.

Roosters Form:

The Roosters were victorious in Round 15 as they comfortably beat the high flying Panthers 32-6. After the victory, they increased their winning streak to 4 matches. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 10-5 record. In defence, they allow just 14 points per match and that ranks them as the top defensive team in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 26 – Roosters 32, Panthers 6 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Roosters 18, Knights 16 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 2 – Roosters 16, Tigers 14 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 20 – Roosters 34, Titans 14 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 6 – Roosters 22, Broncos 28 – Round 11, 2018

Storm Form:

The Storm won in Round 15 as they comfortably beat the Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium. They are sitting 6th on the ladder with a 9-5 record. They are scoring 23 ppg, which ranks 4th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 18 – Storm 28, Knights 10 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 16 – Storm 32, Broncos 16 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 1 – Storm 7, Cowboys 6 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 20 – Storm 4, Sea Eagles 24 – Round 11, 2018
WON by 14 – Storm 28, Titans 14 – Round 10, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Storm: 7-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Storm won by 3 points – Round 23, 2017 – Storm 13 d Roosters 16 (29 total points)
Roosters won by 1 point – Round 16, 2017 – Roosters 25 d Storm 24 (49 total points)

Prediction:

This should be a really close game between two sides that know each other well. So defence should be the key and I think this game will stay unders.
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Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles

June 30, 2018 3:00 pm @ Panthers Stadium
Odds: Panthers $1.27, Sea Eagles $3.80

Betting preview of the Panthers versus the Sea Eagles at Panthers Stadium on Saturday.

Panthers Form:

In Round 15, the Panthers were well beaten against the Roosters by 26 points at Allianz Stadium. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 10-4 record. They’re strong in attack and defence, especially at home. They’ve conceded just 2 points to the Dragons and Tigers in back to back wins at Panthers Stadium.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 26 – Panthers 6, Roosters 32 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 1 – Panthers 23, Raiders 22 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 26 – Panthers 28, Dragons 2 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 14 – Panthers 16, Tigers 2 – Round 11, 2018
WON by 11 – Panthers 29, Knights 18 – Round 10, 2018

Sea Eagles Form:

The Sea Eagles were easily beaten against the Dragons last round by 24 points at WIN Stadium. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 4 matches. The Sea Eagles are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 4-11 record. They’ve scored on average 20 points per match. In defence, they allow 24 points and that ranks 14th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 24 – Sea Eagles 8, Dragons 32 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 20 – Sea Eagles 14, Warriors 34 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 14 – Sea Eagles 12, Cowboys 26 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 1 – Sea Eagles 20, Raiders 21 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 20 – Sea Eagles 24, Storm 4 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Panthers: 9-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Sea Eagles won by 16 points – Round 26, 2017 – Sea Eagles 12 d Panthers 28 (40 total points)
Panthers won by 12 points – Elimination Final, 2017 – Panthers 10 d Sea Eagles 22 (32 total points)

Prediction:

The Panthers D should easily keep the Sea Eagles from scoring all game. Meanwhile, the Sea Eagles defence is struggling to contain sides.
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Newcastle Knights vs Canterbury Bulldogs

June 30, 2018 5:30 pm @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Odds: Knights $1.58, Bulldogs $2.40

Betting preview of the Knights versus the Bulldogs at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.

Knights Form:

The Knights were easily beaten against the Storm last week as they lost 28-10. The Knights are sitting in the bottom eight after a 6-9 record. They’re scoring 17 points per match and allow 26 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 18 – Knights 10, Storm 28 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Knights 16, Roosters 18 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 26 – Knights 30, Eels 4 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 38 – Knights 10, Sharks 48 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 7 – Knights 26, Titans 33 – Round 11, 2018

Bulldogs Form:

The Bulldogs were well beaten against the Titans last week as they lost 32-10. After the defeat, they have now lost 4 successive matches. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 3-11 record. They rank 15th in the NRL for points scored (14) and 10th for points allowed (20).

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 22 – Bulldogs 10, Titans 32 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Bulldogs 16, Dragons 18 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 4 – Bulldogs 10, Tigers 14 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 6 – Bulldogs 16, Sharks 22 – Round 11, 2018
WON by 8 – Bulldogs 20, Eels 12 – Round 10, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bulldogs: 7-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Bulldogs won by 2 points – Round 18, 2017 – Bulldogs 18 d Knights 20 (38 total points)
Bulldogs won by 10 points – Round 6, 2017 – Bulldogs 22 d Knights 12 (34 total points)

Prediction:

Both sides have been poor lately but Newcastle should have more motivation in this one. They’re at home and need to win this or it’s season over.
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Brisbane Broncos vs Canberra Raiders

June 30, 2018 7:30 pm @ Suncorp Stadium
Odds: Broncos $1.62, Raiders $2.30

Betting preview of the Broncos versus the Raiders at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Broncos Form:

The Broncos survived in Round 15 as they survived against the Sharks 20-16. They are sitting 8th on the ladder with a 8-6 record. They are scoring 19 ppg, which ranks 10th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average 22 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 4 – Broncos 20, Sharks 16 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 16 – Broncos 16, Storm 32 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 8 – Broncos 18, Eels 10 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 6 – Broncos 28, Roosters 22 – Round 11, 2018
LOST by 14 – Broncos 24, Sea Eagles 38 – Round 10, 2018

Raiders Form:

The Raiders were victorious in Round 15 as they beat the Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium. They are just outside the top eight with a 6-8 record. They’re scoring 23 ppg (3rd in the NRL) and allow 21 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 36 – Raiders 48, Tigers 12 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 1 – Raiders 22, Panthers 23 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 1 – Raiders 21, Sea Eagles 20 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 7 – Raiders 18, Dragons 25 – Round 11, 2018
LOST by 8 – Raiders 16, Sharks 24 – Round 10, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Broncos: 8-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Broncos won by 10 points – Round 16, 2017 – Broncos 20 d Raiders 30 (50 total points)
Broncos won by 1 point – Round 4, 2017 – Broncos 13 d Raiders 12 (25 total points)

Prediction:

This should be a high scoring game between two sides that have shown strong attacking form lately.
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Wests Tigers vs Gold Coast Titans

July 1, 2018 2:00 pm @ Leichhardt Oval
Odds: Tigers $1.50, Titans $2.60

Betting preview of the Tigers versus the Titans at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Tigers Form:

For the Tigers, they were easily beaten against the Raiders last round by 36 points at Campbelltown Stadium. They have lost 3 matches in a row. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 7-8 record. They’re scoring 15 ppg, which ranks 14th in the NRL. While in defence, they allow 17 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 36 – Tigers 12, Raiders 48 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 8 – Tigers 16, Sharks 24 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 2 – Tigers 14, Roosters 16 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 4 – Tigers 14, Bulldogs 10 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 14 – Tigers 2, Panthers 16 – Round 11, 2018

Titans Form:

In Round 15, the Titans won against the Bulldogs by 22 points at Belmore Sports Ground. The Titans are sitting in the bottom eight after a 5-9 record. They’re scoring 19 points per match and allow 25 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 22 – Titans 32, Bulldogs 10 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 2 – Titans 16, Rabbitohs 18 – Round 14, 2018
LOST by 20 – Titans 14, Roosters 34 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 7 – Titans 33, Knights 26 – Round 11, 2018
LOST by 14 – Titans 14, Storm 28 – Round 10, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Titans: 8-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Tigers won by 22 points – Round 21, 2017 – Tigers 4 d Titans 26 (30 total points)
Titans won by 12 points – Round 16, 2017 – Titans 26 d Tigers 14 (40 total points)

Prediction:

The Titans are starting to show a bit of form lately and the Tigers are on a losing streak. So this should be a close encounter.
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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs North Queensland Cowboys

July 1, 2018 4:10 pm @ Barlow Park, Cairns
Odds: Rabbitohs $1.30, Cowboys $3.60

Betting preview of the Rabbitohs versus the Cowboys at Barlow Park, Cairns on Sunday.

Rabbitohs Form:

For the Rabbitohs, they were victorious against the Eels by 18 points last round at ANZ Stadium. They are on a 7 match winning streak. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 15 rounds. They are scoring 25 ppg, which ranks 1st in the NRL and they allow 17 points in defence. They have an average winning margin of 13 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 18 – Rabbitohs 42, Eels 24 – Round 15, 2018
WON by 2 – Rabbitohs 18, Titans 16 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 8 – Rabbitohs 22, Sharks 14 – Round 13, 2018
WON by 20 – Rabbitohs 30, Warriors 10 – Round 12, 2018
WON by 1 – Rabbitohs 20, Cowboys 19 – Round 11, 2018

Cowboys Form:

The Cowboys only just lost against the Warriors last round by 7 points at 1300Smiles Stadium. The Cowboys are sitting in the bottom eight after a 4-11 record. They’re scoring 16 points per match and allow 20 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 7 – Cowboys 16, Warriors 23 – Round 15, 2018
LOST by 6 – Cowboys 14, Eels 20 – Round 14, 2018
WON by 14 – Cowboys 26, Sea Eagles 12 – Round 13, 2018
LOST by 1 – Cowboys 6, Storm 7 – Round 12, 2018
LOST by 1 – Cowboys 19, Rabbitohs 20 – Round 11, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Cowboys: 7-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Rabbitohs won by 1 point – Round 11, 2018 – Rabbitohs 19 d Cowboys 20 (39 total points)
Cowboys won by 13 points – Round 19, 2017 – Cowboys 23 d Rabbitohs 10 (33 total points)

Prediction:

This game will be impacted by the travel factor so attacking football could be tough. So get on the unders here.
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