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NRL – Round 17 2018 Preview, Best Bets, and Promotions

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Preview of NRL Round 17 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 17 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Melbourne Storm vs St George Dragons

July 5, 2018 7:50 pm @ AAMI Park
Odds: Storm $1.53, Dragons $2.50

Betting preview of the Storm versus the Dragons at AAMI Park on Thursday.

Storm Form:

The Storm survived in Round 16 as they just beat the Roosters 9-8. After the victory, they increased their winning streak to 4 matches. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 16 rounds. They are scoring 22 ppg, which ranks 4th in the NRL and they allow 14 points in defence. Origin game 3 will mean the Storm will be without a number of key players for this one. But Cameron Smith’s retirement from the Maroons will help them out here.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 – Storm 9, Roosters 8 – Round 16, 2018
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

Dragons Form:

The Dragons survived in Round 16 as they just won against the Eels at WIN Stadium. They have now won 3 matches in a row. They’re the top side in the NRL with a 12-3 record. They are scoring 24 ppg (2nd in the NRL) and allow just 15 points in defence. But will be missing most of their star players due to Origin.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Dragons 20, Eels 18 – Round 16, 2018
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

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

Dragons won by 20 points – Round 9, 2018 – Dragons 14 d Storm 34 (48 total points)
Storm won by 12 points – Round 9, 2017 – Storm 22 d Dragons 34 (56 total points)

Prediction:

Both sides will likely struggle without key playmakers. But I like the Storm’s record in Melbourne. They’ve won all 4 against the Dragons at AAMI Park and Cameron Smith will be a huge difference maker for the home side.
Storm 1-12 $2.75

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Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors

July 6, 2018 7:50 pm @ Panthers Stadium
Odds: Panthers $2.36, Warriors $1.60

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

Panthers Form:

For the Panthers, they suffered a close loss against the Sea Eagles last round by 8 points at Panthers Stadium. They are sitting 5th on the ladder with a 10-5 record. They are scoring 21 ppg, which ranks 5th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average just 16 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 8 – Panthers 10, Sea Eagles 18 – Round 16, 2018
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

Warriors Form:

In Round 16, the Warriors suffered a close loss against the Sharks at Mt Smart Stadium by 3 points. After Round 16, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 10-5 record. They are scoring 20 ppg, which ranks 6th in the NRL. In defence, they allow an average of 18 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 3 – Warriors 15, Sharks 18 – Round 16, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Panthers: 9-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Panthers won by 12 points – Round 19, 2017 – Panthers 22 d Warriors 34 (56 total points)
Panthers won by 8 points – Round 10, 2017 – Panthers 36 d Warriors 28 (64 total points)

Prediction:

The Panthers are without both halves this week so it’s hard to see them scoring many points. The Warriors have a strong defence and I do see them keeping this game low scoring. The under is 6-1 at this venue this season, so I like the trend.
Under 38.5 points $1.88

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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Canberra Raiders

July 7, 2018 7:30 pm @ Belmore Sports Ground
Odds: Bulldogs $2.75, Raiders $1.45

Betting preview of the Bulldogs versus the Raiders at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday.

Bulldogs Form:

In Round 16, the Bulldogs won against the Knights by 20 points at McDonald Jones Stadium. The Bulldogs 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:
WON by 20 – Bulldogs 36, Knights 16 – Round 16, 2018
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

Raiders Form:

In Round 16, the Raiders only just lost against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium by 4 points. They are just outside the top eight with a 6-9 record. They’re scoring 23 ppg (3rd in the NRL) and allow 21 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 4 – Raiders 22, Broncos 26 – Round 16, 2018
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

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

Raiders won by 16 points – Round 5, 2018 – Raiders 10 d Bulldogs 26 (36 total points)
Bulldogs won by 6 points – Round 9, 2017 – Bulldogs 16 d Raiders 10 (26 total points)

Prediction:

Last week should have given the Bulldogs confidence to score points against the Raiders. They need to step up at Belmore and I think they finally show form at this venue. The Raiders lack points in the second half and that should keep this one close.
Bulldogs +6.5 $1.92

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Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos

July 8, 2018 4:10 pm @ CBus Super Stadium
Odds: Titans $2.25, Broncos $1.65

Betting preview of the Titans versus the Broncos at CBus Super Stadium on Sunday.

Titans Form:

For the Titans, they won against the Tigers by 18 points last round at Leichhardt Oval. The Titans are sitting in the bottom eight after a 6-9 record. They’re scoring 19 points per match and allow 24 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 18 – Titans 30, Tigers 12 – Round 16, 2018
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

Broncos Form:

In Round 16, the Broncos just won against the Raiders by 4 points at Suncorp Stadium. They are sitting 8th on the ladder with a 9-6 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 26, Raiders 22 – Round 16, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Broncos: 13-3
Last 2 Meetings:

Titans won by 12 points – Round 4, 2018 – Titans 14 d Broncos 26 (40 total points)
Broncos won by 54 points – Round 22, 2017 – Broncos 54 d Titans (54 total points)

Prediction:

The Titans are showing serious attacking form and they also beat the Broncos at Suncorp this year. Brisbane will be missing a few key players so this is the right time for the Titans to take them down. They should be extra confident at home on the Gold Coast and Ash Taylor should be the difference between the sides.
Titans WIN $2.25

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