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NRL – Round 22 2018 Preview, Best Bets, and Promotions

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Preview of NRL Round 22 with Best Bets for every game

The following NRL Round 22 Preview will provide an overview of each game and our best betting predictions.


North Queensland Cowboys vs Brisbane Broncos

August 9, 2018 7:50 pm @ 1300Smiles Stadium
Odds: Cowboys $2.20, Broncos $1.68

Betting preview of the Cowboys versus the Broncos at 1300Smiles Stadium on Thursday.

Cowboys Form:

For the Cowboys, they only just lost against the Roosters last round by 6 points at Allianz Stadium. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 5-15 record. With their season over, this could be their Grand Final against their rival.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Cowboys 20, Roosters 26 – Round 21, 2018
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

Broncos Form:

The Broncos were easily beaten against the Bulldogs last week as they lost 22-36. After Round 21, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 12-8 record.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 14 – Broncos 22, Bulldogs 36 – Round 21, 2018
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

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

Broncos won by 4 points – Round 2, 2018 – Broncos 24, Cowboys 20 @ Suncorp Stadium
Broncos won by 10 points – Round 26, 2017 – Broncos 20, Cowboys 10 @ 1300Smiles Stadium

Prediction:

The Cowboys showed something last week and I think they’ll take the Broncos the distance. These two sides usually play in close games and this should be no different.
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New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights

August 10, 2018 6:00 pm @ Mt Smart Stadium
Odds: Warriors $1.37, Knights $3.10

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

Warriors Form:

In Round 21, the Warriors survived against the Dragons by 6 points at WIN Stadium. After Round 21, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 12-8 record.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Warriors 18, Dragons 12 – Round 21, 2018
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

Knights Form:

In Round 21, the Knights lost against the Tigers at McDonald Jones Stadium by 9 points. The Knights are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 8-12 record. In defence, they allow 25 points and that ranks 16th in the NRL, which could be a problem against the Warriors.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 9 – Knights 16, Tigers 25 – Round 21, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Warriors: 10-4
Last 2 Meetings:

Knights won by 16 points – Round 22, 2017 – Knights 26, Warriors 10 @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Warriors won by 4 points – Round 1, 2017 – Warriors 26, Knights 22 @ Mt Smart Stadium

Prediction:

The Warriors have won the last 5 at this venue against the Knights and that trend should continue. They showed good signs last week in a win over the Dragons.
Warriors HT/FT $1.77

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters

August 10, 2018 7:50 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Rabbitohs $1.88, Roosters $1.96

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

Rabbitohs Form:

For the Rabbitohs, they won against the Storm by 10 points last round at ANZ Stadium. They sit atop the ladder after 21 rounds. They have scored 24 points per match, which ranks 2nd in the NRL. While in defence, they allow just 17 points on average.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 10 – Rabbitohs 30, Storm 20 – Round 21, 2018
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

Roosters Form:

The Roosters survived in Round 21 as they just beat the Cowboys at Allianz Stadium. They have now won 4 matches in a row. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 14-6 record. In attack, they are scoring 23 ppg, which ranks 5th in the NRL. In defence, they allow 15 points per match and that ranks 1st in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 6 – Roosters 26, Cowboys 20 – Round 21, 2018
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

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

Rabbitohs won by 12 points – Round 6, 2018 – Rabbitohs 26, Roosters 14 @ Allianz Stadium
Roosters won by 2 points – Round 18, 2017 – Roosters 14, Rabbitohs 12 @ Allianz Stadium

Prediction:

This should be an absolute classic between two in-form sides and rivals. So the either team bet should be good value as I can see a close margin in this one.
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Gold Coast Titans vs Penrith Panthers

August 11, 2018 3:00 pm @ CBus Super Stadium
Odds: Titans $1.40, Panthers $2.83

Betting preview of the Titans versus the Panthers at CBus Super Stadium on Saturday.

Titans Form:

The Titans were well beaten against the Eels last week 12-28. They are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 7-13 record. In defence, they allow 24 points and that ranks 14th in the NRL. So this should be a high scoring affair.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 16 – Titans 12, Eels 28 – Round 21, 2018
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

Panthers Form:

The Panthers survived in Round 21 as they comeback against the Raiders at Panthers Stadium. After Round 21, they are sitting inside the top eight with a 13-7 record. But it will be interesting to watch them after they sacked Anthony Griffen this week.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 9 – Panthers 40, Raiders 31 – Round 21, 2018
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

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

Panthers won by 23 points – Round 6, 2018 – Panthers 35, Titans 12 @ Panthers Stadium
Panthers won by 8 points – Round 20, 2017 – Panthers 24, Titans 16 @ Panthers Stadium

Prediction:

These two sides usually give up a ton of points in day games and that shouldn’t slowdown on the Gold Coast this week. Overs!
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Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs

August 11, 2018 5:30 pm @ Brookvale Oval
Odds: Sea Eagles $1.64, Bulldogs $2.25

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

Sea Eagles Form:

The Sea Eagles just won in Round 21 as they just beat the Sharks 33-32 in extra time. Manly is sitting in the bottom eight after a 6-14 record.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 – Sea Eagles 33, Sharks 32 – Round 21, 2018
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

Bulldogs Form:

The Bulldogs were victorious in Round 21 as they beat the Broncos at ANZ Stadium. They are sitting inside the bottom eight with a 6-14 record. They’ve scored on average 17 points per match. In defence, they allow 20 points and that ranks 9th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 14 – Bulldogs 36, Broncos 22 – Round 21, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Bulldogs: 11-6
Last 2 Meetings:

Bulldogs won by 14 points – Round 24, 2017 – Bulldogs 30, Sea Eagles 16 @ ANZ Stadium
Sea Eagles won by 36 points – Round 4, 2017 – Sea Eagles 36, Bulldogs 0 @ Brookvale Oval

Prediction:

This should be a close margin at Brookvale with both sides coming off a win against a top 8 side.
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Parramatta Eels vs St George Dragons

August 11, 2018 7:30 pm @ ANZ Stadium
Odds: Eels $2.75, Dragons $1.45

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

Eels Form:

The Eels were victorious in Round 21 as they beat the Titans 28-12. They are sitting inside the bottom four as they hold a 5-15 record. They’ve struggled for points in 2018 as they score 15 per game. While in defence, they concede 21 points per match, which ranks 12th in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 16 – Eels 28, Titans 12 – Round 21, 2018
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

Dragons Form:

The Dragons suffered a close loss against the Warriors last round by 6 points at WIN Stadium. They’re sitting near the top of the ladder after 21 rounds but have a 1-4 record in their last 5.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 6 – Dragons 12, Warriors 18 – Round 21, 2018
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

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

Dragons won by 2 points – Round 16, 2018 – Dragons 20, Eels 18 @ WIN Stadium
Eels won by 14 points – Round 15, 2017 – Eels 24, Dragons 10 @ ANZ Stadium

Prediction:

The Eels have a decent record against the Dragons and they lost to them by 2 points in the last meeting. So they look good value at the line to keep this close.
Eels +6 $1.92

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Canberra Raiders vs Wests Tigers

August 12, 2018 2:00 pm @ GIO Stadium
Odds: Raiders $1.55, Tigers $2.50

Betting preview of the Raiders versus the Tigers at GIO Stadium on Sunday.

Raiders Form:

In Round 21, the Raiders suffered a close loss against the Panthers by 9 points at Panthers Stadium. They are now on a 3 match losing streak. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 8-12 record. But, they’re scoring 24 ppg, which ranks 1st in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 9 – Raiders 31, Panthers 40 – Round 21, 2018
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

Tigers Form:

The Tigers just won in Round 21 as they beat the Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium. They sit just sitting inside the bottom eight with a 10-10 record.

Last 5 Matches:
WON by 9 – Tigers 25, Knights 16 – Round 21, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Tigers: 9-7
Last 2 Meetings:

Raiders won by 36 points – Round 15, 2018 – Raiders 48, Tigers 12 @ Campbelltown Stadium
Raiders won by 40 points – Round 3, 2017 – Raiders 46, Tigers 6 @ GIO Stadium

Prediction:

The Raiders have a great record against the Tigers and I see that continuing in Canberra this week.
Raiders -4.5 $1.92

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Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks

August 12, 2018 4:10 pm @ AAMI Park
Odds: Storm $1.50, Sharks $2.65

Betting preview of the Storm versus the Sharks at AAMI Park on Sunday.

Storm Form:

For the Storm, they were easily beaten against the Rabbitohs last round by 10 points at ANZ Stadium. They are sitting in the top four on the ladder with a 14-6 record. In attack, they are scoring 23 ppg, which ranks 3rd in the NRL. In defence, they allow 15 points per match and that ranks 2nd in the NRL.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 10 – Storm 20, Rabbitohs 30 – Round 21, 2018
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

Sharks Form:

The Sharks recorded a bad loss to the Sea Eagles last week. In golden point, they went down 33-32. However, they are sitting 6th on the ladder with a 12-8 record and have a good record against Melbourne lately.

Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 1 – Sharks 32, Sea Eagles 33 – Round 21, 2018
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

Head to Head (Since 2010) – Storm: 10-5
Last 2 Meetings:

Sharks won by 10 points – Round 4, 2018 – Sharks 14, Storm 4 @ Shark Park
Storm won by 5 points – Round 14, 2017 – Storm 18, Sharks 13 @ Shark Park

Prediction:

The Storm loves playing at AAMI Park and they should record a close win over the Sharks.
Storm 1-12 $2.90

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