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Preview of NRL Round 21 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 21 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


Canterbury Bulldogs vs Brisbane Broncos

August 2, 2018 7:50 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Bulldogs $1.30, Broncos $3.45

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

Bulldogs Form:

The Bulldogs won in Round 20 after a comfortable victory against the Tigers 16-4. The Bulldogs are sitting in the bottom eight after a 5-14 record. They’re scoring 15 points per match and allow 19 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 12 – Bulldogs 16, Tigers 4 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 6 – Bulldogs 8, Eels 14 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 18 – Bulldogs 6, Rabbitohs 24 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 4 – Bulldogs 28, Raiders 32 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 20 – Bulldogs 36, Knights 16 – Round 16, 2018

Broncos Form:

In Round 20, the Broncos survived against the Sharks by 2 points at Suncorp Stadium. After Round 20, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 12-7 record. They are scoring 20 ppg, which ranks 7th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Broncos 12, Sharks 10 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 32 – Broncos 50, Panthers 18 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 20 – Broncos 6, Warriors 26 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 34 – Broncos 34, Titans 0 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 4 – Broncos 26, Raiders 22 – Round 16, 2018

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

Broncos won by 2 points – Round 9, 2018 – Broncos 22, Bulldogs 20 @ Suncorp Stadium
Broncos won by 30 points – Round 20, 2017 – Broncos 42, Bulldogs 12 @ Suncorp Stadium

Prediction:

The Bulldogs season is over but they’re coming off a good win over the Tigers. Games at ANZ are usually close, so I like their value at the large underdog line.
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Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers

August 3, 2018 6:00 pm @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Odds: Knights $2.05, Tigers $1.77

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

Knights Form:

In Round 20, the Knights suffered a close loss against the Cowboys by 2 points at 1300Smiles Stadium. The Knights are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 8-11 record. They’ve scored on average 18 points per match. In defence, they allow 25 points and that ranks 16th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Knights 18, Cowboys 20 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 6 – Knights 30, Titans 24 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 2 – Knights 18, Eels 16 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 20 – Knights 16, Bulldogs 36 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 18 – Knights 10, Storm 28 – Round 15, 2018

Tigers Form:

In Round 20, the Tigers were easily beaten against the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium by 12 points. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 9-10 record. They’re scoring 15 ppg, which ranks 15th in the NRL. While in defence, they allow 17 points per match.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 12 – Tigers 4, Bulldogs 16 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 16 – Tigers 22, Rabbitohs 6 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 4 – Tigers 20, Dragons 16 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 18 – Tigers 12, Titans 30 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 36 – Tigers 12, Raiders 48 – Round 15, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Knights: 6-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Knights won by 2 points – Round 7, 2018 – Knights 22, Tigers 20 @ Scully Park
Tigers won by 21 points – Round 17, 2017 – Tigers 33, Knights 12 @ McDonald Jones Stadium

Prediction:

These two sides played in a close game earlier this season and this should go a similar way.
Either Team Under 8.5 Points $2.00

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Melbourne Storm

August 3, 2018 7:50 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Rabbitohs $1.67, Storm $2.20

Betting preview of the Rabbitohs versus the Storm at ANZ Stadium on Friday.

Rabbitohs Form:

The Rabbitohs survived in Round 20 as they just won against the Eels 26-20. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 20 rounds. They are scoring 24 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the NRL and they allow 17 points in defence. They have an average winning margin of 12 points.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Rabbitohs 26, Eels 20 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 16 – Rabbitohs 6, Tigers 22 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 18 – Rabbitohs 24, Bulldogs 6 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 1 – Rabbitohs 21, Cowboys 20 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 18 – Rabbitohs 42, Eels 24 – Round 15, 2018

Storm Form:

The Storm won in Round 20 as they beat the Raiders 10-44. They are on a 8 match winning streak. They sit atop the ladder and have won by an average of 16 points in season 2018. They have scored 24 points per match, which ranks 4th in the NRL. While in defence, they allow just 14 points on average.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 34 – Storm 44, Raiders 10 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 6 – Storm 12, Warriors 6 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 1 – Storm 14, Sea Eagles 13 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 22 – Storm 52, Dragons 30 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 1 – Storm 9, Roosters 8 – Round 16, 2018

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

Storm won by 58 points – Round 25, 2017 – Storm 64, Rabbitohs 6 @ AAMI Park
Storm won by 8 points – Round 11, 2017 – Storm 14, Rabbitohs 6 @ nib Stadium

Prediction:

Melbourne are coming into the top of the table clash with better form. They’ve won 8 straight and crushed the Raiders 44-10 last week. They’ve also won 5 straight over the Rabbitohs. Who have looked poor lately with a loss to the Tigers and a close win over the lowly Eels.
Storm WIN $1.67

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St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors

August 4, 2018 3:00 pm @ WIN Stadium
Odds: Dragons $1.46, Warriors $2.70

Betting preview of the Dragons versus the Warriors at WIN Stadium on Saturday.

Dragons Form:

In Round 20, the Dragons were easily beaten against the Roosters by 18 points at Allianz Stadium. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 13-6 record. In attack, they are scoring 24 ppg, which ranks 1st in the NRL. In defence, they allow 18 points per match and that ranks 7th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 18 – Dragons 18, Roosters 36 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 14 – Dragons 24, Cowboys 10 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 4 – Dragons 16, Tigers 20 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 22 – Dragons 30, Storm 52 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 2 – Dragons 20, Eels 18 – Round 16, 2018

Warriors Form:

The Warriors were well beaten against the Titans last round by 24 points at CBus Super Stadium. They are sitting 8th on the ladder with a 11-8 record. They are scoring 18 ppg, which ranks 11th in the NRL. In defence, they allow on average 19 points.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 24 – Warriors 12, Titans 36 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 6 – Warriors 6, Storm 12 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 20 – Warriors 26, Broncos 6 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 32 – Warriors 4, Panthers 36 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 3 – Warriors 15, Sharks 18 – Round 16, 2018

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

Warriors won by 8 points – Round 7, 2018 – Warriors 20, Dragons 12 @ Mt Smart Stadium
Dragons won by 16 points – Round 11, 2017 – Dragons 30, Warriors 14 @ Waikato Stadium

Prediction:

The Dragons love playing at WIN Stadium and the Warriors were disappointing last week in a 36-12 loss. So I can see a comfortable win for the home side.
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Parramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans

August 4, 2018 5:30 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Eels $1.68, Titans $2.20

Betting preview of the Eels versus the Titans at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Eels Form:

In Round 20, the Eels only just lost against the Rabbitohs by 6 points at ANZ Stadium. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 4-15 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 15 per match. While in defence, they concede 22 points per match, which ranks 12th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Eels 20, Rabbitohs 26 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 6 – Eels 14, Bulldogs 8 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 2 – Eels 16, Knights 18 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 2 – Eels 18, Dragons 20 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 18 – Eels 24, Rabbitohs 42 – Round 15, 2018

Titans Form:

In Round 20, the Titans won against the Warriors by 24 points at CBus Super Stadium. The Titans are sitting in the bottom eight after a 7-12 record. They’re scoring 19 points per match and allow 24 points in defence.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 24 – Titans 36, Warriors 12 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 6 – Titans 24, Knights 30 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 8 – Titans 12, Roosters 20 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 34 – Titans 0, Broncos 34 – Round 17, 2018
WON by 18 – Titans 30, Tigers 12 – Round 16, 2018

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

Eels won by 22 points – Round 24, 2017 – Eels 30, Titans 8 @ ANZ Stadium
Titans won by 12 points – Round 3, 2017 – Titans 26, Eels 14 @ CBus Super Stadium

Prediction:

Both sides should throw the ball around in an entertaining affair at ANZ. So I like the overs.
Over 41.5 points $1.88

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Sydney Roosters vs North Queensland Cowboys

August 4, 2018 7:30 pm @ Allianz Stadium
Odds: Roosters $1.20, Cowboys $4.50

Betting preview of the Roosters versus the Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

Roosters Form:

In Round 20, the Roosters were victorious against the Dragons by 18 points at Allianz Stadium. They have now won 3 matches in a row. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 13-6 record. In attack, they are scoring 22 ppg, which ranks 5th in the NRL. In defence, they allow 14 points per match and that ranks 1st in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 18 – Roosters 36, Dragons 18 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 32 – Roosters 56, Sea Eagles 24 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 8 – Roosters 20, Titans 12 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 1 – Roosters 8, Storm 9 – Round 16, 2018
WON by 26 – Roosters 32, Panthers 6 – Round 15, 2018

Cowboys Form:

The Cowboys just won in Round 20 as they just beat the Knights 18-20. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 5-14 record. They’ve struggled for points as they score 16 per match. While in defence, they concede 21 points per match, which ranks 11th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 – Cowboys 20, Knights 18 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 14 – Cowboys 10, Dragons 24 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 26 – Cowboys 12, Raiders 38 – Round 18, 2018
LOST by 1 – Cowboys 20, Rabbitohs 21 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 7 – Cowboys 16, Warriors 23 – Round 15, 2018

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

Cowboys won by 13 points – Preliminary Final, 2017 – Cowboys 29, Roosters 16 @ Allianz Stadium
Roosters won by 6 points – Round 21, 2017 – Roosters 22, Cowboys 16 @ Allianz Stadium

Prediction:

The Roosters are coming off 2 huge wins in a row and they should do the same agianst the poor Cowboys defence.
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Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles

August 5, 2018 2:00 pm @ Shark Park
Odds: Sharks $1.35, Sea Eagles $3.25

Betting preview of the Sharks versus the Sea Eagles at Shark Park on Sunday.

Sharks Form:

The Sharks only just lost against the Broncos last week as they went down 10-12. After Round 20, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 12-7 record. They are scoring 19 ppg, which ranks 9th in the NRL. In defence, they allow an average of just 17 points, which is one of the best records in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 – Sharks 10, Broncos 12 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 4 – Sharks 28, Raiders 24 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 12 – Sharks 24, Panthers 12 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 3 – Sharks 18, Warriors 15 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 4 – Sharks 16, Broncos 20 – Round 15, 2018

Sea Eagles Form:

The Sea Eagles lost against the Panthers last round by 4 points at Brookvale Oval. After the defeat, they extended their losing streak to 3 matches. The Sea Eagles are sitting in the bottom eight after a 5-14 record.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 4 – Sea Eagles 24, Panthers 28 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 32 – Sea Eagles 24, Roosters 56 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 1 – Sea Eagles 13, Storm 14 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 8 – Sea Eagles 18, Panthers 10 – Round 16, 2018
LOST by 24 – Sea Eagles 8, Dragons 32 – Round 15, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Sea Eagles: 11-2
Last 2 Meetings:

Sea Eagles won by 17 points – Round 16, 2017 – Sea Eagles 35, Sharks 18 @ Shark Park
Sharks won by 8 points – Round 11, 2016 – Sharks 20, Sea Eagles 12 @ Shark Park

Prediction:

The Sea Eagles actually have a great record against the Sharks and I think they’ll respond after a few disappointing losses.
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Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders

August 5, 2018 4:10 pm @ Panthers Stadium
Odds: Panthers $1.40, Raiders $3.00

Betting preview of the Panthers versus the Raiders at Panthers Stadium on Sunday.

Panthers Form:

The Panthers just won in Round 20 as they survived against the Sea Eagles 28-24. After Round 20, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 12-7 record. They are scoring 21 ppg, which ranks 6th in the NRL. In defence, they’re the best team in the NRL when they play at home.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 4 – Panthers 28, Sea Eagles 24 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 32 – Panthers 18, Broncos 50 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 12 – Panthers 12, Sharks 24 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 32 – Panthers 36, Warriors 4 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 8 – Panthers 10, Sea Eagles 18 – Round 16, 2018

Raiders Form:

In Round 20, the Raiders were well beaten against the Storm at AAMI Park by 34 points. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 8-11 record. They’re scoring 24 ppg, which ranks 2nd in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 34 – Raiders 10, Storm 44 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 4 – Raiders 24, Sharks 28 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 26 – Raiders 38, Cowboys 12 – Round 18, 2018
WON by 4 – Raiders 32, Bulldogs 28 – Round 17, 2018
LOST by 4 – Raiders 22, Broncos 26 – Round 16, 2018

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Panthers: 10-8
Last 2 Meetings:

Panthers won by 1 point – Round 14, 2018 – Panthers 23, Raiders 22 @ GIO Stadium
Panthers won by 4 points – Round 24, 2017 – Panthers 26, Raiders 22 @ GIO Stadium

Prediction:

The Raiders have the attack to worry the Panthers and the two sides played in a 1 point margin a month or two ago. So I think this will be close.
Raiders +7.5 $1.92

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