NRL Betting Tips Round 2

Ben H / 20 March 2024

Last Updated on 21 March 2024

NRL Round 2 Tips

Broncos vs Rabbitohs

The Broncos and Rabbitohs are both back from their working holiday in Vegas and both more than eager to notch up a win after suffering losses in Round 1.

The Broncos are clear favourites to win this week, with Brendan Piakura and Adam Reynolds looking to return to the fray. As for the Rabbitohs, Jack Wighton, Jai Arrow, and Graham Campbell all missed this week’s game.

South Sydney has managed to cover the line in their last 11 games and with the line set at 8.5 suggesting we should be expecting a fairly tight game, historically however, these two teams point difference tends to be well above.

Since 1998 the Broncos have played 39 games against each other with the Broncos winning 25-13.

The Brisbane Broncos won the last game by 16 points.

We’re predicting a Brisbane Broncos win 32-12.

Betting Tip: Broncos

Suggested Bet: Broncos 13+

 

Sharks vs Bulldogs

Coming off a win in Round 1 the Sharks will be facing the Bulldogs after a 20 point loss to the Eels.

Bookies have the Sharks predicted to win this week and we couldn’t agree more, as the Bulldogs will be without Addo-Carr and Sutton. The Sharks on the other hand will also be missing Hamlin-Uele, Dykes, and Colquhoun.

Interestingly this will be the 38th game played since 1998 against these two teams and since then they have both won 19 games a piece, however these past few years point to the Sharks being the stronger team with the sharks winning their past two games by at least 13 points.

Our prediction is Sharks 34-12.

Betting Tip: Sharks

Suggested Bet: Sharks 13+

 

Panthers vs Eels

After a rocky start to the season, the Panthers will be taking on the Eels at BlueBet Stadium this week.

The Panther got struck by the Storm last week in the lowest scoring game of the round, 8-0. The Eels, on the other hand, beat the Bulldogs 26-8 at CommBank Stadium.

The Panthers are a force to be reckoned with when they play at home. However, the Eels seem to be one of the only teams undeterred, winning their last game against the Panthers at their home stadium by 14 points.

With no injuries in the book the Panthers will be stepping onto the ground with a clean bill of health, while the Eels will be missing Greig, Mataele, and Sivo.

The Panthers won 20 games as Favourites last year while also winning 12 of their 15 home games, The Eels on the otherhand only won 3 out of 13 games as the underdog managing to only win 5 of 12 away games.

After their loss last week the Panthers wil be looking to push hard to grab a position near the top of the ladder early on.

Betting Tip: Panthers

Suggested Bet: Panthers 1-12

 

Raiders vs Wests Tigers

After winning against the Knights last week (28-12), the Canberra Raiders will be up against the well rested Tigers who have yet to play a game this season.

If past history is anything to go by, the Raiders and Tigers appear to have a closely contest game with their last two games decided by four points or less, that said, the Raiders have also won their last 7 games against them.

The Raiders won 9-14 games as favourite last year including 7-12 games at home, while the Tigers lost 18-21 games as the underdog and only managing to win 1 away game last season.

Returning to the fray this week for the Raiders Sebastian Kris and Danny Levi will be looking to Stamp their mark on the season, the Tigers on the other hand are once again starting the season with a string of injuries including Josh Felled, Brent Baden, Justin Lam, Solomone Sakura, Sione Fainu, and Adam Doueihi.

Unless the world completely turns upside down this week the Raiders should win quite easily.

Were expecting a decent win this week for the Raiders this week 28-12.

Betting Tip: Raiders

Suggested Bet: Raiders +13

 

Cowboys vs Knights

Coming into Round 2 at different ends of the scale, the Cowboys had the highest winning score last week (43), while the Knights lost to the Raiders, managing to knock only 12 points onto the board.

This week however the Cowboys will be playing at home where they appear to have a strangehold over the knights winning at least their last 5 games at Queensland Country Bank Stadium against them.

There isn’t to much missing from the Cowboys side this week with Coen Hess being the only player out, the Knights on the other hand will be missing Jayden Brailey and Enari Tuala (TBC).

We’re expecting a big win for the Cowboys this week somewhere in the 50 points total.

Betting Tip: Cowboys

Suggested Bet: Cowboys 13+

 

Storm vs Warriors

Holding the Panthers at bay last week, the Storm will be taking on the Warriors in Round 2 after a tough loss to the Sharks.

It would appear that the Warriors might be a little scared of water considering they have lost their last 14 games against the Storm, and in the 50 games that these two teams have played against each other the Warriors have only won 1/3 of them.

And to make matters worse the Storm are playing at home, with one of the best home field advantages out there, the Storm won 10 out of 13 games last season at home ranking them second overall.

We’re expecting a good game with the Storm tipping the scale in their favour.

Betting Tip: Storm

Suggested Bet: Storm Head-to-Head

 

Sea Eagles vs Roosters

Both the Sea Eagles and the Roosters are coming into Round 2 with a win under their belt with the Rabbitohs and Broncos both falling to their might last week.

While the Sea Eagles have the home field advantage this week, the Roosters are the favourites to win the round, however dont play too well as an away team only managing to win 6 out of 14 games last season away from home.

On the other hand the Sea Eagles only managed to win 3 of 14 games as the underdog last season which hints at a lack of confidence when things aren’t going in their favour.

The Roosters have several players looking to return this week, with Tupouniua, Warra-Hargreaves, and Young all expected to return as Billy Smiths’ hamstring injury is yet to be confirmed. The Sea Eagles Lawton and Schuster are also looking to return this week, while Lodge and Saab will have to wait a little bit longer.

Not going to lie this game is more of an articulated guess, but we anticipate the Roosters by around 12 points.

Betting Tip: Roosters

Suggested Bet: Roosters Head-to-Head

 

Dolphins vs Dragons

Back for their second game this season the Dolphins come into this round at the bottom of the ladder after facing the Cowboys in the first round 43-18; the Dragons on the other hand beat the Titans 28-4.

The Dragons are ever so slightly favoured by the bookies this week with an expected winning margin of 1-12 points, however the last two games between these teams have resulted in winning margins of 13 points or more.

The Dolphins are expecting Anthony Milford to return this week with Ray Stone suffering a suspected concussion and awaiting confirmation as to whether or not he will be on the books, Connelly Lemuelu will be out this week due to a knee injury.

As for the Dragons, Lawrie and Leilua are looking to come back to the turf this week with Hame Sele’s hamstring injury yet to be confirmed, Corey Allen will be sitting out for the rest of the season.

While the bookies favour the Dragons, we’re tending towards the Dolphins taking home the win.

Expect the Dolphins to win by more than 13 points.

Betting Tip: Dolphins

Suggested Bet: Dolphins 13+

 

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