NRL Betting Tips Round 5

Ben H / 29 March 2023

Last Updated on 26 July 2023

NRL Round 5 Tips

Roosters vs Eels

It’s time for another round of NRL action, and the Sydney Roosters will take on the Parramatta Eels. Sydney has dominated their home games against Parramatta, winning the last eight. With the Roosters as betting favourites, it’s evident that the bookmakers agree that the pattern will continue. Parramatta has been scoring points left, right, and center, with seven of their previous eight away games above the total match points line, so we should expect some fireworks from them. The Roosters, on the other hand, have been dominant in their night encounters, and with a strong lineup, they are expected to win by more than 6 points. I anticipate a Roosters victory by a score of 30-20.

Betting Tip: Roosters

Suggested Bet: Roosters WINNING MARGIN 1-12

 

Raiders vs Panthers

The statistics are obvious. The total match points line has gone UNDER in Canberra’s last six games versus reigning premiers. Looking at the odds, the Total Points line is set at UNDER 40.5 with 1.90 odds. Also, as the favorite, Penrith has won their last eight games against Canberra. That’s a significant edge right there.

But hold on, there’s more. Penrith has covered the line in five of their previous six games after a loss, and the line is set at Penrith Panthers (-12.0) with 1.90 odds. So it’s quite clear that Penrith is the favorite in this match.

Actually, I believe the final score should be Penrith 24 – Canberra 10. The Panthers are going to come out hot and make a statement, and I don’t think the Raiders will be able to hold them off.

Betting Tip: Panthers

Suggested Bet: Panthers WINNING MARGIN 13+

 

Rabbitohs vs Storm

Well, cobbers, it’s going to be a great game between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Melbourne Storm. The statistics are bloody intriguing. The home team has won the previous five games played at Accor Stadium. What’s more, guess what? South Sydney Rabbitohs are the favourites with 1.52 odds to win at home.

When it comes to Melbourne, ten of their past twelve night matches have gone UNDER the total match points line, and the Total Points line is placed at Under 41.5 with 1.90 odds. Well, mate, it’s looking like a low-scoring affair.

What about the Line, by the way? South Sydney Rabbitohs are the clear favorites with (-6.0) odds, while Melbourne has failed to cover the spread in 12 of their last 16 games.

So, cobbers, if you ask me, the South Sydney Rabbitohs are the clear favorites here. Realistically, I believe the final result will be South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 – Melbourne 14. The Rabbitohs will put on a show for their home crowd and win. Don’t be afraid to back the Rabbitohs at 1.52 odds. They’re the ones to keep an eye on in this battle!

Betting Tip: Rabbitohs

Suggested Bet: Rabbitohs HEAD-to-HEAD

 

Sea Eagles vs Knights

The Manly Sea Eagles are expected to win their upcoming NRL match against the Newcastle Knights. Manly has been on a roll recently, covering the line in three of their past four games and won 13 of their last 15 home meetings against Newcastle.

But wait, there’s more! The total points have gone OVER in nine of Manly’s last 12 home encounters. As a result, we can anticipate a high-scoring game with the Sea Eagles putting on a show for their home fans.

With all of these statistics in their favor, it’s no surprise that Manly is the clear favorite in the match betting, with odds of 1.20. With a line of -14.0, they are projected to win by a large margin.

So, what’s my prediction? The Manly Sea Eagles will defeat the Newcastle Knights by a score of 32-16. Prepare for a thrilling game.

Betting Tip: Sea Eagles

Suggested Bet: Knights LINE +14

 

Dragons vs Dolphins

Prepare to be enthralled as the St. George Illawarra Dragons take on their opponents at WIN Stadium. This ferocious squad has been unbeaten in their previous five matches at WIN Stadium and has covered the spread in ten of their last twelve home games.

With match betting odds of 1.73, the bookmakers definitely favor the Dragons to win. With a line of -2.0, it appears they are predicted to win by a little margin.

To add to their advantages, the Dragons’ last three games have all gone ABOVE the total match points line. This points to a high-scoring game, with the Dragons launching an attacking assault on their opponents.

So, I’m calling it: the St. George Illawarra Dragons will win this match by a score of 28-20. They’re sure to offer an electrifying performance that will leave the audience roaring for more, given their great record at WIN Stadium, supremacy in covering the line, and recent high-scoring encounters.

Betting Tip: Dragons

Suggested Bet: Dragons WINNING MARGIN 1-12

 

Broncos vs Wests Tigers

The forthcoming encounter between the Wests Tigers and the Brisbane Broncos promises to be a thrilling battle. Despite losing 16 of their past 17 games, the Wests Tigers have a reasonable chance of covering the line given their recent record against the Broncos.

The Wests Tigers are predicted to lose by a considerable margin, but not by as much as the bookies forecast, with a line of +15.5 and match betting odds of 1.90. Furthermore, the Tigers have covered the line in all five of their previous meetings with the Broncos, so they may surprise us with a brave performance.

The Broncos, on the other hand, are no pushovers, having won eight of their last nine home games with a high-scoring trend. With the total match points line forecast to be over 43.5, expect some explosive action.

However, the Wests Tigers have lost their last four matches by a combined score of 1 to 12 points. Thus, I predict that the Brisbane Broncos will win by a score of 26-12, but the Wests Tigers will keep the game tight and might cover the line.

Betting Tip: Broncos

Suggested Bet: Broncos WINNING MARGIN 13+

 

Sharks vs Warriors

It’ll be a battle between the Cronulla Sharks and the New Zealand Warriors. The Sharks are the home favorites, but they have failed to cover the spread in seven of their previous eight games. This could be the opportunity for the Warriors to catch their opponents off guard.

The Warriors, on the other hand, have struggled in Australia, losing 13 of their last 14 games. They’ll have to put in a lot of work to break that trend and win. The Warriors are considered the underdogs, with a line of +11.5 and match betting odds of 1.90, but they may have a few surprises up their sleeves.

To add to the intrigue, each of New Zealand’s last five encounters have finished UNDER the total match points line, suggesting a lower-scoring contest.

So, who will claim the victory? I’m picking the Cronulla Sharks to win with a final score of 24-12. While the Warriors are capable of putting up a spirited fight, the Sharks have a higher overall record and are a stronger squad. The Warriors’ struggles in Australia, as well as their recent low-scoring games, suggest that they may not have enough firepower to compete with the Sharks.

Betting Tip: Sharks

Suggested Bet: Warriors LINE +11.5

 

Bulldogs vs Cowboys

We’re in for a treat as the North Queensland Cowboys take on the Canterbury Bulldogs. The Cowboys have been in good form, winning six of their last seven away matches against Canterbury. With match betting odds of 1.80, they’re the favourites to take the win.

Canterbury, on the other hand, have failed to cover the line in five of their last six home matches. This doesn’t bode well for them, especially with a line of -1.5 for the Cowboys.

Adding to the excitement, six of Canterbury’s last seven matches have gone UNDER the total match points line. This means that we could be in for a low-scoring match.

So, who’s going to win? I’m backing the North Queensland Cowboys to come out on top with a final score of 20-14. The Cowboys have a solid track record versus Canterbury and are in stronger shape. While Canterbury may keep it close, they’ll likely struggle to keep up with the Cowboys’ attack.

Betting Tip: Cowboys

Suggested Bet: Cowboys WINNING MARGIN 1-12

 

This Weeks NRL Multi

  • Roosters
  • Panthers
  • Rabbitohs
  • Dragons
  • Cowboys

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Ben Harris is the Communications Manager for KRUZEY, an AFL and NRL expert, and writer. He has one daughter that he loves dearly and five... [Read full bio]

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