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Preview of NRL Round 18 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 18 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks

July 13, 2018 6:00 pm @ Panthers Stadium
Odds: Panthers $2.00, Sharks $1.80

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

Panthers Form:

For the Panthers, they were victorious against the Warriors by 32 points last round at Panthers Stadium. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 17 rounds. They are scoring 22 ppg, which ranks 5th in the NRL and they allow 15 points in defence. They have an average winning margin of 14 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 32 – Panthers 36, Warriors 4 – Round 17, 2018
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

Sharks Form:

The Sharks are coming off the bye last round and will be looking to continue their season against the Panthers. They are sitting 6th on the ladder with a 10-6 record. They are scoring 19 ppg, which ranks 10th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average 17 points.

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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Sharks: 9-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Sharks won by 4 points – Round 7, 2018
Sharks won by 26 points – Round 7, 2017

Prediction:

The Panthers were really impressive at home last time out and for them to be underdogs is a bit strange. They’ve dominated sides at home this season and I can see them taking down the Sharks.
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Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels

July 13, 2018 7:50 pm @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Odds: Knights $2.00, Eels $1.80

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

Knights Form:

The Knights had the bye last week and should be refreshed to take on the . They have lost 3 matches in a row. The Knights are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 6-10 record. They’ve scored on average 17 points per match. In defence, they allow 26 points and that ranks 16th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 20 – Knights 16, Bulldogs 36 – Round 16, 2018
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

Eels Form:

The Eels will return from the bye this week. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 3-13 record. They rank 16th in the NRL for points scored (14) and 14th for points allowed (23).

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

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

Knights won by 26 points – Round 13, 2018
Knights won by 19 points – Round 23, 2017

Prediction:

Another home team underdog and I like the Knights. Mitchell Pearce is back and he instantly improves their attack, which has struggled without him.
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Canterbury Bulldogs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

July 14, 2018 3:00 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Bulldogs $3.95, Rabbitohs $1.25

Betting preview of the Bulldogs versus the Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Bulldogs Form:

For the Bulldogs, they suffered a close loss against the Raiders last round by 4 points at Belmore Sports Ground. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 4-12 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 17 per match. While in defence, they concede 21 points per match, which ranks 10th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 4 – Bulldogs 28, Raiders 32 – Round 17, 2018
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

Rabbitohs Form:

The Rabbitohs will return from the bye this week. After the win, they have now won 8 consecutive matches. They’re the top side in the NRL with a 12-4 record. They are scoring 25 ppg (1st in the NRL) and allow just 17 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 – Rabbitohs 21, Cowboys 20 – Round 16, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Rabbitohs: 10-9
Last 2 Meetings:

Rabbitohs won by 4 points – Round 4, 2018
Rabbitohs won by 14 points – Round 23, 2017

Prediction:

The Rabbitohs are looking for a 9th straight win and I can’t see the Bulldogs defence slowing them down.
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Manly Sea Eagles vs Melbourne Storm

July 14, 2018 5:30 pm @ Brookvale Oval
Odds: Sea Eagles $1.45, Storm $2.75

Betting preview of the Sea Eagles versus the Storm at Brookvale Oval on Saturday.

Sea Eagles Form:

The Sea Eagles had the bye last week and should be refreshed to take on the . The Sea Eagles are sitting in the bottom eight after a 5-11 record. They’re scoring 19 points per match and allow 23 points in defence.

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

Storm Form:

In Round 17, the Storm won against the Dragons by 22 points at AAMI Park. After the win, they have now won 5 consecutive matches. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 17 rounds. They are scoring 24 ppg, which ranks 4th in the NRL and they allow 15 points in defence. They have an average winning margin of 16 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 22 – Storm 52, Dragons 30 – Round 17, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Storm: 8-7
Last 2 Meetings:

Sea Eagles won by 20 points – Round 11, 2018
Storm won by 34 points – Round 21, 2017

Prediction:

Melbourne looked ominous last week as they scored 52 points without Slater, Munster, Addo-Carr and more. So they should continue that form at Brooky, where they’ve scored 30+ in their last 2.
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Canberra Raiders vs North Queensland Cowboys

July 14, 2018 7:30 pm @ GIO Stadium
Odds: Raiders $1.52, Cowboys $2.55

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

Raiders Form:

For the Raiders, they only just won against the Bulldogs by 4 points last round at Belmore Sports Ground. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 7-9 record. They’re scoring 24 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the NRL. While in defence, they allow 21 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 4 – Raiders 32, Bulldogs 28 – Round 17, 2018
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

Cowboys Form:

The Cowboys had the bye last week and should be refreshed to take on the . They have lost 3 matches in a row. The Cowboys are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 4-12 record. They’ve scored on average 16 points per match. In defence, they allow 20 points and that ranks 9th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 1 – Cowboys 20, Rabbitohs 21 – Round 16, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Cowboys: 11-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Raiders won by 10 points – Round 8, 2018
Cowboys won by 13 points – Round 17, 2017

Prediction:

The Both Teams to Score 13+ Points bet hasn’t failed for the Raiders attack this season and I can see the Cowboys taking advantage of the Raiders weak defence.
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Brisbane Broncos vs New Zealand Warriors

July 15, 2018 2:00 pm @ Suncorp Stadium
Odds: Broncos $1.64, Warriors $2.25

Betting preview of the Broncos versus the Warriors at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

Broncos Form:

For the Broncos, they were victorious against the Titans by 34 points last round at CBus Super Stadium. After the win, they have now won 3 consecutive matches. They are sitting 8th on the ladder with a 10-6 record. They are scoring 20 ppg, which ranks 9th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average 20 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 34 – Broncos 34, Titans 0 – Round 17, 2018
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

Warriors Form:

The Warriors were easily beaten against the Panthers last round by 32 points at Panthers Stadium. After Round 17, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 10-6 record. They are scoring 19 ppg, which ranks 11th in the NRL. In defence, they allow an average of 19 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 32 – Warriors 4, Panthers 36 – Round 17, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Warriors: 8-7
Last 2 Meetings:

Broncos won by 9 points – Round 6, 2018
Warriors won by 18 points – Round 12, 2017

Prediction:

The Warriors were terrible last week and will face another tough test in Brisbane. Broncos to win this comfortably.
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St George Dragons vs Wests Tigers

July 15, 2018 4:10 pm @ Jubilee Oval
Odds: Dragons $1.37, Tigers $3.15

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

Dragons Form:

In Round 17, the Dragons were easily beaten against the Storm by 22 points at AAMI Park. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 12-4 record. In attack, they are scoring 25 ppg, which ranks 2nd in the NRL. In defence, they allow 17 points per match and that ranks 6th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 22 – Dragons 30, Storm 52 – Round 17, 2018
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

Tigers Form:

The Tigers had the bye last week and should be refreshed to take on the Dragons. They hold a 4 match losing streak and sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 7-9 record. So this a must win for their hopes of reaching the finals.

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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Dragons: 10-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Dragons won by 4 points – Round 13, 2017
Dragons won by 22 points – Round 5, 2017

Prediction:

The Dragons should rebound to form against the struggling Tigers. They’re 3-0 against them at this venue since 2010.
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Gold Coast Titans vs Sydney Roosters

July 15, 2018 6:30 pm @ CBus Super Stadium
Odds: Titans $3.20, Roosters $1.36

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

Titans Form:

The Titans were well beaten against the Broncos last week as they lost 34-0. They are sitting in the bottom eight with a 6-10 record and it’s pretty much season over if they lose here.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 34 – Titans 0, Broncos 34 – Round 17, 2018
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

Roosters Form:

The Roosters are sitting 5th on the ladder with a 10-6 record and head to the Gold Coast after the bye. They are scoring 20 ppg, which ranks 6th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average just 14 points.

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

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

Roosters won by 20 points – Round 12, 2018
Roosters won by 4 points – Round 26, 2017

Prediction:

The Titans are coming off a bad home loss against the Broncos and it won’t get any easier against the Roosters.
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