NRL Betting Tips Round 17

Ben H 25 June 2024Last Updated: 29 June 2024

NRL Footy Tips Round 17

This week’s NRL Round 17 tips and predictions begins on Friday with the Bulldogs taking on the Sharks at Accor Stadium, and finishing up with the Roosters and the Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium with the Rabbitohs Sea Eagles, and Titans sitting out this round with a bye.

Bulldogs vs Sharks

Friday, June 28, 2024

8:00 PM @ Accor Stadium, Sydney

This Friday night at Accor Stadium, the Bulldogs will be taking on the Sharks. Kickoff is at 8:00 PM, and you can catch all the action live on Nine Network, Nine Now, Kayo, or Foxtel. The weather’s looking fine, making it perfect for a night of high-energy rugby.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Average Points For Per Match: Bulldogs: 21, Sharks: 25
  • Average Points Against Per Match: Bulldogs: 16, Sharks: 19
  • Current Form: Bulldogs: WLLWL, Sharks: LWWWL
  • Completion Rate: Bulldogs: 77%, Sharks: 80%
  • Tackle Efficiency: Bulldogs: 86.1%, Sharks: 87%
  • Wins This Season: Bulldogs: 7/14 (50%), Sharks: 10/14 (71%)
  • Points Scored This Season: Bulldogs: 300, Sharks: 354
  • Points Conceded This Season: Bulldogs: 237, Sharks: 276
  • Last Encounter Winner and Margin: Sharks won by 19 points (25-6) on 15th March 2024.
  • Reliability to Win After Leading HT: Bulldogs: 100%, Sharks: 66.7%
  • HT/FT Double: Bulldogs: 21.4%, Sharks: 28.6%

Outcome Prediction:

  • Final Scores: Bulldogs: 12, Sharks: 22
  • Win Percentages: Bulldogs: 50%, Sharks: 50%

The Bulldogs have had a mixed bag lately, with a recent WLLWL form, while the Sharks are slightly more consistent with LWWWL. The Sharks have the edge in completion rate (80% vs. the Bulldogs’ 77%) and tackle efficiency (87% vs. 86.1%), highlighting their slightly sharper game. The Sharks also lead in average points per game, scoring 25 to the Bulldogs’ 21.

Key players to watch are Jeral Skelton for the Bulldogs and Sione Katoa and Ronaldo Mulitalo for the Sharks. Both teams have their strengths, but the Sharks’ attacking power and defensiveness suggest they’ll edge this one out.

Final Score Prediction: Sharks 22-12

Suggested Betting Tip: Sharks to win by 1-12 @ $2.90 with bet365

OVER/UNDER Bet: UNDER 47.5 @ $1.90 with bet365

 

Warriors vs Broncos

Saturday, June 29, 2024

3:00 PM @ GO Media Stadium, Auckland

This Saturday arvo at Go Media Stadium, the Warriors face off against the Broncos. Kickoff is at 3:00 PM, and you can watch live on Kayo or Foxtel. The weather’s set to be fine, so no excuses for not heading to the game.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Average Points For Per Match: Warriors: 20.8, Broncos: 23.9
  • Average Points Against Per Match: Warriors: 23.9, Broncos: 21.3
  • Current Form: Warriors: WWLLL, Broncos: WWLLL
  • Completion Rate: Warriors: 81%, Broncos: 74%
  • Tackle Efficiency: Warriors: 88.4%, Broncos: 87%
  • Wins This Season: Warriors: 6/15 (40%), Broncos: 7/14 (50%)
  • Points Scored This Season: Warriors: 312, Broncos: 335
  • Points Conceded This Season: Warriors: 359, Broncos: 298
  • Last Encounter Winner and Margin: Broncos won by 30 points (42-12) on 23rd September 2023.
  • Reliability to Win After Leading HT: Warriors: 80.0%, Broncos: 70.0%
  • HT/FT Double: Warriors: 26.7%, Broncos: 50.0%

Outcome Prediction:

  • Final Scores: Warriors: 13, Broncos: 32
  • Win Percentages: Warriors: 46.9%, Broncos: 53.1%

The Warriors, sitting at 13th, have had a rough patch with a current two game losing  streak, while the Broncos, at 7th, are looking slightly better despite a three-game losing streak. The Broncos have the edge in scoring, averaging 23.9 points per game compared to the Warriors’ 20.8. However, the Warriors boast a higher completion rate at 81% against the Broncos’ 74%, highlighting their potential to execute plays more efficiently.

Key players to watch include Dallin Watene-Zelezniak for the Warriors and Diene Mariner for the Broncos. The Broncos’ average points against (21.3) are slightly better than the Warriors’ (23.9), giving them a defensive edge.

Expect a hard-fought game, with the Broncos tipped to win 30-25, leveraging their attack to outpace the Warriors.

Final Score Prediction: Broncos 32-13

Suggested Betting Tip: Broncos to win by 13+ @ $3.05 with bet365

OVER/UNDER Bet: UNDER 47.5 @ $1.90 with bet365

 

Knights vs Eels

Saturday, June 29, 2024

5:30 PM @ McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

This Saturday evening at McDonald Jones Stadium, the Knights are set to take on the Eels. Kickoff is at 5:30 PM, and you can catch the action live on Kayo and Foxtel. The weather’s looking fine, so it’s a perfect day for a scuffle.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Average Points For Per Match: Knights: 17.7, Eels: 20.2
  • Average Points Against Per Match: Knights: 21.6, Eels: 28.9
  • Current Form: Knights: WWLLL, Eels: LLWLL
  • Completion Rate: Knights: 80%, Eels: 76%
  • Tackle Efficiency: Knights: 88.9%, Eels: 87.1%
  • Wins This Season: Knights: 6/14 (43%), Eels: 4/14 (29%)
  • Points Scored This Season: Knights: 248, Eels: 283
  • Points Conceded This Season: Knights: 303, Eels: 404
  • Last Encounter Winner and Margin: Eels won by 31 points (43-12) on 28th April 2023.
  • Reliability to Win After Leading HT: Knights: 83.3%, Eels: 42.9%
  • HT/FT Double: Knights: 35.7%, Eels: 21.4%

Outcome Prediction:

  • Final Scores: Knights: 27, Eels: 13
  • Win Percentages: Knights: 51.8%, Eels: 48.2%

The Knights have had a rough patch lately with three consecutive losses, while the Eels aren’t faring much better, losing their last two games. The Knights’ tackle efficiency at 88.9% tops the Eels’ 87.1%, showing their defensive grit. However, the Eels average more points per game (20.2 to the Knights’ 17.7) and have a higher points scored this season (283 vs. 248), which could give them the edge.

Key players to watch are Enari Tuala for the Knights and Maiko Sivo for the Eels. Despite the Knights’ better completion rate (80% vs. 76%), the Eels’ attack strength is expected to see them through. The predicted scoreline is a narrow 25-23 win for the Eels.

Final Score Prediction: Knights 27-13

Suggested Betting Tip: Knights to win by 13+ @ $3.60 with bet365

OVER/UNDER Bet: OVER 47.5 @ $1.90 with bet365

 

Storm vs Raiders

Saturday, June 29, 2024

7:35 PM @ AAMI Park, Melbourne

This Saturday night at AAMI Park, the Storm and Raiders are set to clash under clear skies with a crisp 12°C expected at kickoff. The match starts at 7:35 PM, and you can catch it live on Kayo or Foxtel.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Average Points For Per Match: Storm: 27.4, Raiders: 21.1
  • Average Points Against Per Match: Storm: 20.1, Raiders: 26.8
  • Current Form: Storm: WLWWW, Raiders: WLWLL
  • Completion Rate: Storm: 78%, Raiders: 78%
  • Tackle Efficiency: Storm: 86.7%, Raiders: 88%
  • Wins This Season: Storm: 11/14 (79%), Raiders: 7/14 (50%)
  • Points Scored This Season: Storm: 384, Raiders: 296
  • Points Conceded This Season: Storm: 281, Raiders: 375
  • Last Encounter Winner and Margin: Storm won by 46 points (48-2) on 13th August 2023.
  • Reliability to Win After Leading at HT: Storm: 100%, Raiders: 100%
  • HT/FT Double: Storm: 64.3%, Raiders: 35.7%

Outcome Prediction:

  • Final Scores: Storm: 32, Raiders: 9
  • Win Percentages: Storm: 57.0%, Raiders: 43.0%

Melbourne is on a hot streak winning their last three games, and they’re averaging a solid 27.4 points per game compared to Canberra’s 21.1 and losing their last two games. Defensively, the Storm are tighter, conceding 20.1 points per game against the Raiders’ 26.8. However, the Raiders boast a slightly better tackle efficiency at 88% over the Storm’s 86.7%.

Key players to watch include Xavier Coates for the Storm and Xavier Savage for the Raiders. Despite the Raiders’ completion rate matching the Storm’s at 78%, Melbourne’s attack and home advantage give them the upper hand.

Expect the Storm to dominate with a predicted scoreline of 35-25, adding another notch to their impressive season.

Final Score Prediction: Storm 32-9

Suggested Betting Tip: Storm to win by 13+ @ $1.73 with bet365

OVER/UNDER Bet: UNDER 49.5 @ $1.90 with bet365

 

Dragons vs Dolphins

Sunday, June 30, 2024

2:00 PM @ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney

This Sunday afternoon at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, the Dragons face off against the Dolphins. Kickoff is at 2:00 PM, and you can catch all the action live on Kayo and Foxtel. The weather forecast is sunny and fine, making for a perfect day of rugby league.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Average Points For Per Match: Dragons: 21, Dolphins: 26
  • Average Points Against Per Match: Dragons: 24, Dolphins: 21
  • Current Form: Dragons: WLLWL, Dolphins: WLWWL
  • Completion Rate: Dragons: 79%, Dolphins: 81%
  • Tackle Efficiency: Dragons: 88.6%, Dolphins: 87.9%
  • Wins This Season: Dragons: 7/14 (50%), Dolphins: 8/14 (57%)
  • Points Scored This Season: Dragons: 296, Dolphins: 365
  • Points Conceded This Season: Dragons: 346, Dolphins: 305
  • Last Encounter Winner and Margin: Dolphins won by 38 points (38-0) on 17th March 2024.
  • Reliability to Win After Leading HT: Dragons: 85.7%, Dolphins: 62.5%
  • HT/FT Double: Dragons: 42.9%, Dolphins: 35.7%

Outcome Prediction:

  • Final Scores: Dragons: 17, Dolphins: 34
  • Win Percentages: Dragons: 45.7%, Dolphins: 54.3%

The Dragons have had a mixed season, sitting at a 50% win rate, while the Dolphins are slightly ahead with 57%. The Dolphins’ attack game is stronger, averaging 26 points per match compared to the Dragons’ 21. Defensively, the Dragons concede 24 points per game, while the Dolphins are slightly stingier at 21 points. Both teams have solid tackle efficiency, with the Dragons at 88.6% and the Dolphins at 87.9%.

Key players to watch include Jamayne Isaako for the Dragons and Zac Lomax for the Dolphins. Despite the Dragons’ slightly better completion rate at 79%, the Dolphins’ superior scoring ability and recent form suggest they’ll take this one out.

Final Score Prediction: Dolphins 34-17

Suggested Betting Tip: Dolphins to win by 13+ @ $3.60 with bet365

OVER/UNDER Bet: (too close to call)

 

Panthers vs Cowboys

Sunday, June 30, 2024

4:05 PM @ BlueBet Stadium, Penrith

This Sunday arvo at BlueBet Stadium, the Panthers take on the Cowboys in a clash set to light up Penrith. Kickoff is at 4:05 PM, and you can watch all the action live on Nine Network, Nine Now, Kayo, and Foxtel. The weather forecast is fine, making for perfect footy conditions.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Average Points For Per Match: Panthers: 24.0, Cowboys: 25.4
  • Average Points Against Per Match: Panthers: 15.6, Cowboys: 25.9
  • Current Form: Panthers: LWLWW, Cowboys: WWWLW
  • Completion Rate: Panthers: 81%, Cowboys: 77%
  • Tackle Efficiency: Panthers: 87.4%, Cowboys: 87.6%
  • Wins This Season: Panthers: 10/14 (71%), Cowboys: 8/15 (53%)
  • Points Scored This Season: Panthers: 336, Cowboys: 381
  • Points Conceded This Season: Panthers: 218, Cowboys: 389
  • Last Encounter Winner and Margin: Panthers won by 6 points (26-20) on 27th April 2024.
  • Reliability to Win After Leading HT: Panthers: 81.8%, Cowboys: 85.7%
  • HT/FT Double: Panthers: 64.3%, Cowboys: 40.0%

Outcome Prediction:

  • Final Scores: Panthers: 33, Cowboys: 13
  • Win Percentages: Panthers: 55.4%, Cowboys: 44.6%

The Panthers are coming in strong winning their last two games, while the Cowboys are hot on their heels wiwinning four of their last five with only a hiccup two weeks ago. Statistically, the Panthers have a slight edge, averaging 24 points per game and conceding just 15.6, compared to the Cowboys’ 25.4 points scored and 25.9 conceded. Penrith also boasts a higher completion rate at 81% over the Cowboys’ 77%, showing their discipline with the ball.

Key players to watch are Brian To’o for the Panthers and Kyle Feldt for the Cowboys. Despite the Cowboys’ recent strong form, the Panthers’ tight defence and home advantage are expected to see them through. The predicted scoreline is a narrow 30-29 win for the Panthers.

Final Score Prediction: Panthers 33-13

Suggested Betting Tip: Panthers to win by 13+ @ $2.05 with bet365

OVER/UNDER Bet: UNDER 47.5 @ $1.90 with bet365

 

Roosters vs Wests Tigers

Sunday, June 30, 2024

6:15 PM @ Allianz Stadium, Sydney

This Sunday evening at Allianz Stadium, the Roosters and Wests Tigers are set to rumble under the lights. Kickoff is at 6:15 PM, and you can catch the action live on Kayo and Foxtel. The weather’s forecast to be fine.

Head-to-Head Stats:

  • Average Points For Per Match: Roosters: 29.3, Wests Tigers: 18.1
  • Average Points Against Per Match: Roosters: 18.6, Wests Tigers: 25.6
  • Current Form: Roosters: LWLWW, Wests Tigers: LLLWW
  • Completion Rate: Roosters: 79%, Wests Tigers: 80%
  • Tackle Efficiency: Roosters: 87.2%, Wests Tigers: 86.8%
  • Wins This Season: Roosters: 60% (9/15), Wests Tigers: 29% (4/14)
  • Points Scored This Season: Roosters: 440, Wests Tigers: 253
  • Points Conceded This Season: Roosters: 279, Wests Tigers: 358
  • Last Encounter Winner and Margin: Roosters won by 24 points (32-8) on 26th August 2023
  • Reliability to Win After Leading HT: Roosters: 81.8%, Wests Tigers: 50%
  • HT/FT Double: Roosters: 60%, Wests Tigers: 14.3%

Outcome Prediction:

  • Final Scores: Roosters: 38, Wests Tigers: 10
  • Win Percentages: Roosters: 60%, Wests Tigers: 40%

The Roosters are flying high winning their last two games, and they’re averaging a solid 29.3 points per game compared to the Tigers’ 18.1 while also winning their last two games. Defensively, the Roosters are tighter, conceding just 18.6 points per game against the Tigers’ 25.6. Despite the Tigers’ slightly better completion rate of 80%, the Roosters’ superior firepower and defensive resilience give them the edge.

Key players to watch include Dominic Young for the Roosters and Luke Laulilii for the Tigers. The Roosters’ higher tackle efficiency at 87.2% over the Tigers’ 86.8% might just make the difference in those crucial moments.

Expect the Roosters to soar to victory with a predicted scoreline of 37-22, maintaining their dominance and adding another win to their tally.

Final Score Prediction: Roosters 38-10

Suggested Betting Tip: Roosters to win by 13+ @ $1.88 with bet365

OVER/UNDER Bet: UNDER 53.5 @ $1.87 with bet365

 

 

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