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The Betting Buddha’s Round 8 Preview & Tips:

STORM vs ROOSTERS

Thursday night we have a game that could be the semi-final preview, The Storm takes on the Roosters with some big changes to each side. The storm loses Cam Munster for a couple of weeks with a sore knee, While the Roosters have lost Sam Verrills & Victor Radley for the year as both players did their ACL in the last game. With Josh Morris & Tedesco back after missing last week the roosters will be a much-improved side. The Storm was much improved last week but with Munster missing, they have to change up the Halves but this may give the ball more to Brandan Smith which could be the making of a young star. The Line of 6.5 points is massive for 2 sides that are very tough to score against but I found a bet that gives us the extra points to work with for the same price.

Suggested Bets: Either side to win -10.5  $1.91

RAIDERS vs DRAGONS

The Raiders finally get to play at home in Canberra & it will be this home come that will help the Green machine get over the line against the Dragons. The Dragons are getting better but last week they proved they still struggle to be competitive against the better sides in the league. The Raiders are a better side, they were favourites for the premiership only a few weeks ago & they should get back on track after a narrow defeat to the Eels last week.

Suggested Bets: RAIDERS -2.5  $1.50

EELS vs COWBOYS

The top of the table Eels takes on the Cowboys after winning a nail-biting golden point game last week. With a new half pairing after the injury to Mitchell Moses. King Gutho will have to help out Brown & Field move the side around the park but with all the firepower in the backline & the Strong Forward pack, the should get the chocolates against the Cowboys. The Cowboys welcome back Valentine Holmes but I just don’t see it being enough to stop the Eels

Suggested Bets: EELS -6.5  $ 1.75

SHARKS  vs TITANS

Not a lot of people would have been thinking that this game between the Sharks & Titans will be much of a game. Both teams are struggling but I have to say the titans are starting to show a lot more on the field than they did early in the season. After the game the put in last week they could go back to back here against the sharks. The Sharks have a better Half Pairing, forwards and points for & against then the Titans & coming off a win against the Sea Eagles they will be full of confidence. This could be a very high scoring game but I feel the Line is very high the Sharks defence & control of the ball will keep this low score

Suggested Bets: SHARKS /UNDER 44.5   $ 3.00

WARRIORS vs BRONCOS

In a game where you have the tired-looking Warriors sitting in 14th place on the ladder. While you have the 15th placed Broncos who are coping it in the newspapers for their lack of intensity in defence & flair in attack. Milford & Croft need to find a way to bring in the key players for the Bronco if they are going to win this one. They dropped their leading try scorers for the last 3 years in Corey Oates to try to bring a spark to a side that is lacking a lot. The Warriors have a real chance in this one if they can tighten up in defence & let RTS be creative.

Suggested Bets: BRONCOS 1-12 $2.88

TIGERS vs PANTHERS

Super Saturday ends with the game of the day with the Tigers and the Panthers. The panthers are flying Too, Kikau & Nathan Cleary are playing the best they ever played. If they can keep this up they will become a major final contender. The West Tigers are playing great rugby behind Harry Grant. They have some of the best young players in the game. I like the way Talau played on the wing he finished off a very fast and powerful backline which included the very consistent Nofoluma & Leila But with the panthers getting Josh Mansour back they will be hard to stop.

Suggested Bets: PANTHERS $  1.50

SEA EAGLES vs KNIGHTS

In what could be a very interesting game the sea eagles take on the Knights with Bradman Best back in the lineup. The Seaeagle will be without Tommy Turbo again & last week proved how much of a hole a star talent like turbo leaves in this Manly side. The Knights put in the worst performance of the year last week against the Cowboys. It was a performance that a defensive side cant put together 2 games in a row. Ponga & Mitchell Pearce won’t let this happen 2 weeks in a row so I will be backing the knights in this one.

Suggested Bets: KNIGHTS $1.75

RABBITOHS vs BULLDOGS

The Rabbits play the Bulldogs in the last game of the round. The bulldogs are Struggling to score at the moment. They have a low possession rate & a very low run meters stats, they just don’t make the meters a good side should make. They will find it hard to make meters against this Rabbits side. the Rabbits need to win this game & start moving up the ladder if they are going to be the finals contender we believe they can be Johnson & Mitchell will be looking to score against the this Bulldogs side that is leaking points

Suggested Bets: RABBITOHS – 4.5  $1.50

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

KNIGHTS                  $ 1.75

RABBITOHS              $ 1.50

EELS                          $1.60

PANTHERS                $ 1.50

RAIDERS -4.5            $ 1.50

Total $ 8.70

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The Betting Buddha’s Round 7 Preview & Tips:

PANTHERS vs RABBITOHS

Thursday night we have a very interesting game between the Panthers & the Bunnies. The Panthers have been a little bit of a surprise to me & this was proven last week when they got the better of the Melbourne Storm. The Bunnies got a major confidence’ boost by smashing the Warriors. Their start players are starting to get back into the swing of things after a slow start to the season, but the way the panthers are controlling the ball thanks to Nathan Cleary & the run meters Kikau, Too & Crichton are making early in the tackle count are allowing them to play the game in the oppositions half. In a tight game, I have to go with the Panthers

Suggested Bets: PANTHERS $1.60

STORM vs WARRIORS 

One of the oldest sayings in sports is always back the team that just sacked their coach, but the Warriors take on the Melbourne Storm this week & it’s hard for me to find a way the Warriors win this game. The Storm hasn’t been playing well so far this year. Their defence is still top class but Offensive they have been very disappointing. A couple of key players seem to be playing for themself and not bringing their teammates into the game. A couple of extra passes & the storm could have won a lot more games. They should get a confidence boost this week but if they don’t beat the Warriors, they may be in a little bit of trouble.

Suggested Bets: STORM +12 $1.60

ROOSTERS vs DRAGONS

In what could be a very lopsided game the Roosters take on the Dragons. The Roosters are the best side in the league at the moment. The Dragons just won against the Titans but the Roosters are 20 times better than the Titans. The Morris Twins, Tupou & Tedesco are playing amazing. Teddy may be rested after taking a massive hit last week against the Eels. That shouldn’t stop the Roosters from winning this game by over 2 tries.

Suggested Bets: ROOSTERS +12   $1.55

COWBOYS Vs KNIGHTS

Super Saturday starts off with the Cowboys & the Knights. The Cowboys have a lot of injuries at the moment with Valentine Holmes still missing & a couple of players nursing injuries they are really struggling to play there best rugby. The Knights are flying, they sit second on the ladder, defensively they have been fantastic & in the attack, they have been scoring tries from all parts of the field. They are missing Bradman Best who is their leading try scorer to a COVID breach but Edwick Lee should be able to cover the whole Best leaves.

Suggested Bets: KNIGHTS – 4.5 $ 1.70

BRONCOS  Vs TITANS

Not a lot of people would have been thinking that this game between the Broncos & Titans would have been a battle between 14th & 16th at the start of the year but both sides have been that disappointing. The broncos have been very inconstant Croft & Milford need to work together, improve the kicking game & get some help from the forwards that aren’t running the ball like we know they can. The Titans have almost let in 200 points they average 30 points scored against them each week but only scoring 10 themself, you can’t win games like that & I don’t see it changing against the Broncos

Suggested Bets: BRONCOS -6.5 /UNDER 43.5   $ 3.40

RAIDERS VS EELS

The Raiders have looked a lot like premiership favourites a month ago after beating the storm. Now after a couple of below-par games, they take on the Eels that put in a massive effort against the Roosters in a game that ended up a bigger loss than what they deserved. The Eels are at Bank West again a ground they play so well while it another trip for Canberra, who will be looking forward to playing in the capital in the next couple of weeks. What will the game last week will take out of the Eels? Will the Green machine fire up again against a great finals bound team. top me this is a close one & could come down to a drop goal or a penalty

Suggested Bets: Either team to win under 8.5 $1.91

SHARKS Vs SEA EAGLES

A Couple of injuries has made this a very interesting game. Any side that loses players like Tommy Turbo & Dylan walker is going to have a tough time to score points. DCE is going to have to control the game a little different & find a different way to get over the white stripe without Turbo. The sharks are coming off a win and normally have a great defensive side so they won’t be allowing may hole for DCE to run through. they do however continue to make mistakes and can give the opposition a lot of time with the ball. This game has the makings of being very low scoring but i have to stick with the sea eagles again in a close one

Suggested Bets: SEA EAGLES 1-12 $2.80

TIGERS Vs BULLDOGS

In the last game of round 7 puts The Tigers are up against the Bulldogs. Dogs are still struggling they can’t buy a win at the moment. they are slowing building some potency with DWZ, Crichton & Hopoate but they can all go missing at times. Lewis is great defensively but he needs to change up a few plays in attack to see if they can score more points. The Tigers put on a show early last week Brooks, Mbye & Harry Grant are all playing great roles with Grant making the most of his Loan spell with the Tigers by being high up in the Dalley M votes in only his first few games of NRL ever

Suggested Bets: TIGERS to Win $1.50

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

KNIGHTS                  $ 1.40

ROOSTERS -12          $ 1.55

STORM -12.5             $1.60

PANTHERS                $ 1.75

TIGERS                       $ 1.50

Total $ 8.70

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The Betting Buddha’s Round 6 Preview & Tips:

The NRL season is starting to take shape but Round 5 showed that it can still throw up a couple of surprises especially if you control the ball & field position. This round has a lot of finals bound sides playing against each other so it should be very interesting.

KNIGHTS Vs BRONCOS

The Knights have built a very good side & with a new coach, they have become a side that should play finals later in the year. Defensively over the last few games, they have been superb averaging over 400 made tackles each game. in attack Ponga & Bradman Best lead finish off their sets very well. The Broncos on the other made some changes last week and they seemed to work for the first half of the game but once they lost control of the ball they went on to lose the game. Got to go with the Knights here but the Bronco will put in a better show than what they would of 2-3 weeks ago

Suggested Bets: Knights -2.5 $1.60

RABBITOHS Vs WARRIORS 

Bunnies vs Warriors is the first game on Friday night & it will be a very interesting game. With the Bunnies getting the win against the Titans last week, while the Warriors took advantage of the Cowboys having some injuries & running over the top of them in an impressive performance. Each week the Bunnies are improving their gameplay with all these stars finding their role in the team. Reynolds is still great at controlling the game & their forward pack lead by Cam Murray is getting better each week. The warriors are still very patchy but once Nikorima came on the ground that side completely changes but with a couple of offensive players still out I think the bunnies win just

Suggested Bets: Bunnies 1-12 $2.90

PANTHERS Vs STORM

Last week the Panthers were really good against one of the benchmark sides of the NRL in the Eels only just going down 16-10. They take on another top 4 sides here in the Storm who haven’t been playing anywhere near their best rugby but are still 4-1 sitting 3rd on the ladder and winning games while making a lot of mistakes. The Panthers & Storm are very similar in the way they play rugby they both have a good defence Run hard up the middle & try to allow some skilful halves & talented backs wear you down over the 80 mins. Who does it better? you will have to say the Storm you know what you are getting with them, with Cam Smith, Munster & a bigger forward pack they should be able to get the win over the Panthers.

Suggested Bets: STORM 1-12  $2.70

 TITANS Vs DRAGONS

When I look at this game I have to think its a battle for the wooden spoon, I’m not a big fan of either side & I think that the side that can hold on to the ball and not make stupid mistakes will win this one. The Dragons will be riding high after their first win of the year they played well & look a good side in stages of that game. I really like Duffty as a player but he always seems to be the whipping boy when they lose. The Titans, on the other hand, have picked up a very good player in Cory Thompson who should slip into the fullback spot very easily & could make the be a stronger side in both attack & defence, but that may take a couple of weeks for the side to get used to a new voice in a very key position.

Suggested Bets: DRAGONS $1.60

TIGERS  Vs COWBOYS

In what looks to be a very close game on paper the Tigers take on the Cowboys. The Tiger were good against the Raiders last week just going down to the Green machine in a tough game while the Cowboys didnt have anything go right for them losing key players and just running out of gas in the last 10 mins or so. I the young players for the Cowboys. The Hammer will be taking over from Valentine Holmes at full back & he looks like a very smart Fast player that could get involved behind a bigger forward pack and open up the Tigers. But how fit is that forward Pack JT looked tired while others were making to many mistakes. I feel this will be a high scoring game as both sides can score trys but also a little questionable in defence.

Suggested Bets: COWBOYS +3.5 /Over 38.5   $ 3.10

ROOSTERS VS EELS

Welcome to the game of the Round between the 2 inform sides of the league. The Eels are 5-0 they look amazing but take on the champs here who have been the best side in the league after Isolation. The Roosters played on Monday night after a COVID scare & look like it was more a training drill against the Bulldogs. The Eels won again on the weekend in a good game but didn’t win like we all thought they would & due to this we see the top of the table side @ $2.70 to win the game. both sides have great for & against, the Eels have only let in 40 points this year & the Roosters have only allowed 46 with both sides scoring over 130 points as well. Something has to give & after watching the Eels game last week their Defense was better than their Offense so you have to think they will keep this game rather low scoring. So why not take the Eels in a double while getting a very healthy start

Suggested Bets: EELS +8.5 UNDER 39.5 $2.80

 

RAIDERS Vs SEA EAGLES

Again another great game in this great round of rugby. The Raiders made hard work of the Tigers last week while the Sea eagle didn’t show up in the first half against the Broncos but still found a way to win. The raiders are close to full strength while Manly have a couple of heavy hitters out that will make them a little weaker in defence. Both teams have great playmakers & they will be wanting to set up their sides with extra sets and line dropouts. This game looks to be a real struggle between 2 great teams that should both be in the thick of things come finals time. I have to go with the raiders to win this game but it won’t be by much at all.

Suggested Bets: RAIDERS 1-12 $2.80

SHARKS vs BULLDOGS

In the last game of round 6 puts The Sharks up against the Bulldogs. The Dogs had a really funny week, they had a COVID Scare & a game on Monday night that they would rather forget losing 42-6 to the Roosters while the Sharks put in a terrible performance against the Dragons who were winless before their game. Both sides are struggling in a lot of areas. Missed tackles are up Run meters are down and both sides are struggling to get close to 75% let along 80% completion rate. The Sharks are looking a little better than the Bulldogs but this really is a flip of the coin game & if one of these sides can go back to basics they can win this game. The Sharks are more likely to do this so I will go with them.

Suggested Bets: Sharks to Win $1.50

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

KNIGHTS                  $ 1.45

RAIDERS  1-12           $ 2.75

BUNNIES – 2.5          $1.50

SHARKS                     $ 1.50

Total $ 9.10

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The Betting Buddha’s Round 5 Preview & Tips:

Looking back at Round 4 just proved how even the competition is with the flag favourites Canberra raiders losing & the previously winless Bulldogs & Titans getting their first win of the year

BRONCOS Vs SEA EAGLES 

There is only 2 places difference on the ladder between the Broncos & Sea eagle but the difference in form since isolation is a totally different story. Brisbane have let in 90 points in the last 2 games against 2 very good teams, last week the roosters scored over 50 points against them & there defence will take a while to improve. They have moved a couple of players around to hopefully improve but they still miss the big strong forward pack that has been the Broncos side for years. The Sea eagles are moving the ball around well DCE has been great with his kicking game & they are getting a great even spread from all their players.

Suggested Bets: Sea eagles -6.5 $1.55

COWBOYS Vs WARRIORS 

The Warriors play the Cowboys in the first game on Friday night. I have to say I was a little disappointed in both these sides last week, The Warriors couldn’t put any points on the board against the Panthers & they really have struggled to score tries this year with only 24 points scored all year. Cowboys on the other hand can score points at will, they have scored 97 points this year. Their defence needs to improve if they want to become a finals team. If Jason Taumalolo plays this will be an easy win for the Cowboys … if he doesn’t then it will be a lot closer.

Suggested Bets: Cowboys -4.5 $1.80

EELS  Vs PANTHERS

The Eels are playing fantastic at the moment & are taking on a good Panthers side in what will be a great Friday night game. With a strong forward pack Great halves that control the game and kick the ball really well & strong fast outside backs you can see why the Eels are in a lot of peoples top 4 they are the complete side & will take a lot of beating from a Panthers side that is starting to put in a good showing week to week. If the Panthers can get their wingers to improve & run good meters early in the set they may have a chance, I feel like the Eels forward pack is too big and strong & they should run out winners rather easy

Suggested Bets: EELS  HT/FT double $1.70

BUNNIES Vs TITANS

When you look at the sides on paper this game should be a landslide win to the Bunnies & it may well be but the Titans now have a little bit of hope. Ash Taylor was a lot better last week, players like Don, Tonumaipea & Kelly looked to give them a spark as well. I really hope this will grow & the Titans will become more competitive but I just don’t see them winning against a side like the Bunnies, a side with origin stars & international players shouldn’t be sitting in 13th on the ladder with only 1 win. they will win this game but I feel the safest option is to only give away a small start instead of the current line of 12.5

Suggested Bets: BUNNIES -6.5 $1.50

KNIGHTS Vs STORM

This is the game of the round in my eyes The Knights were fantastic last week against the Raiders a side that just beat the Storm in an impressive performance 7 days earlier Bradman Best has been fantastic for them on the edge with Mitchell Pearce & Ponga the Knights have a couple of leaders that are major offensive threats. The Storm on the other hand haven’t been like the Storm of old but they keep winning. Once they figure out their game & sort out how to finish off a set in the last 10 m the NRL will have to take notice. This will be a hard low scoring game & as much as I’m sitting on the fence Sportsbet has options for either team to win under 10.5 points at $1.85 & that looks great for this game

Suggested Bets: Under 40.5 points Total Points $1.90  – Either team to win under 10.5 points at $1.85

RAIDERS VS TIGERS 

How good are the Raiders? Do they deserve to be flag favourites? in one word YES!!! but a week is a long time in sport with one average performance some people have jumped off the Raiders but I’m not one of them.  They are a very good side & got beaten by a good side that controlled the ball & didn’t make mistakes. The raiders are a team that doesn’t make mistakes often & against the Tigers this week they will be a totally different side. Watch for Williams & Wighton to control the game more than last week. Harry Grant, Brooks & Reynolds will be trying to stop but they couldn’t stop the Titans. That’s why I have to stick with the side that will be playing finals in the Raiders

Suggested Bets: Raiders -4.5   $1.65

BULLDOGS Vs ROOSTERS

The Bulldogs take on the Roosters after their first win of the year. The roosters were very impressive against the Broncos & the way they have looked the last 2 weeks they should be too strong for the Bulldogs. The Morris twins are playing amazing & after losing last years Dalley M player of the year in James Tedesco the side look just as good if not better. The Bulldogs changed players around & it worked they look a lot better controlled the game & played better in the attack. They will struggle against the Roosters this week but they look to be a side that can win a lot more games

Suggested Bets: ROOSTERS TO WIN

DRAGONS  Vs SHARKS

In the last game of round 5, we have the Dragons taking on the Sharks. I said last week that if the Dragons don’t win this game it will take a lot for me to tip them again & guess it right. The club is in major trouble they struggle to hold the ball, struggle to make good meters in the middle of the field. It will take a massive turn around for the Dragons to win this game. The Sharks  forwards pack will be too big and strong in this one

Suggested Bets: Sharks to – 6 $1.90

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

ROOSTERS HT/FT   $ 1.30

RAIDERS  -4.5            $ 1.60

BUNNIES -6.5             $ 1.40

SHARKS -6                $ 1.90

EELS -2.5                     $1.60

Total $ 9.30

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The Betting Buddha’s Round 4 Preview & Tips:

How good was it to have the NRL back?

Round 3 through up a couple of surprises like the Warriors almost having a perfect game, but it also showed what sides have the class to be able to adapt to the new rule changes & still play exciting attacking rugby.

BRONCOS VS ROOSTERS

Thursday night we have the disappoint Broncos taking on the Roosters, who were back to playing fast controlled rugby. The Roosters controlled the ball really well last week & with a rock-solid defence, I can’t see the roosters losing this game. Daniel Tupou, Tedesco & the Morris twins give you the perfect mix of offensive power & rock-solid defence. The middle of the field is also going to be hard to stop the Broncos are missing a couple of their best forwards & I expect the Roosters to just run the ball all night for a solid win. You don’t get any value with the roosters @1.25

Suggested Bets: Roosters -4.5 $1.50

PANTHERS Vs WARRIORS 

Friday nights first game is between to very interesting sides. The Panthers should have won against the Knights after missing 5 field goal shots by the smallest of margins. They had all the favours on Sunday but had to settle for a rare draw. The Warriors on the other hand didn’t make mistakes like they normally do & made the Dragons look like the worst side in the league. Do I think they can do it again? maybe but the Panthers are a much better side than the Dragons & the young Half Matt Burton his game knowledge, kicking skills & passing showed that he is a talent for years to come. Again we not much value with the Panthers @ 1.45 but I don’t expect this game to be blown out

Suggested Bets: Panthers win – 4.5 $ 1.72

STORM Vs BUNNIES

Last round the Storm came out of Iso looking a lot different. Cam Smith had a big beard, they didn’t control the game, some of the forwards & key players went missing. This isn’t what we come to know from the best side of the last 5 years. Watch for the Storm to be a totally different side this week Cam smith & Bellemy will have come up with a way to control the ball & field position to allow the weapons like Addo Carr, Papenhuyzen & Vunivalu more scoring chances as they haven’t been the attacking threat we are used to in the first 3 rounds. The Bunnies, on the other hand, are missing some power in the middle of the field & Latrell Mitchell at full-back isn’t working for me watch for Cam smith to expose this on Friday night

Suggested Bets: Storm HT/FT double $1.70

 

EELS VS SEA EAGLES

Parramatta has put in 3 fantastic games so far this year but they take on a very good Manly side this week. The Eels have only allowed 14 points so far this year but have scored 88 themself. Manly are no pushovers themself only giving up 10 points a game. this is going to be very interesting & very close. With the winner of this game being decided by what half can stamp his presence on this game, DCE & Mitchell Moses are 2 of the very best in the game today & if they can get field position I can see their side controlling the ball for a long time & getting the chocolates. Watch for Jennings & Sivo to be the main side Parramatta go to as Ferguson looked very sore & underdone during last weeks game

Suggested Bets: Eels 1-12 $3.00  – Either team to win under 10.5 $1.83

COWBOYS Vs SHARKS

The Cowboys have another game at their new home stadium in Townsville, this time against the Sharks. This game now goes very interesting thanks to the best forward in the game JT not playing. JT leaves a massive hole in the Cowboy side he runs for over 250m almost every game now & the cowboys need someone to step up and take the load he would normally take. The Sharks can try to take advantage of this if their forward pack was a lot better. I don’t think they can but I expect this game to be high scoring thanks to the skill of the outside backs & the fact the Cowboys are high scoring still let in a lot of points on the defensive end.

Suggested Bets: Cowboys to Win over 38.5  $2.90

RAIDERS VS KNIGHTS

How good are the Raiders? Do they deserve to be flag favourites? in one word YES!!! the Raiders put on a show against the Melbourne storm last week & you have to remember if a couple of things went right last year in the grand final we would be talking about the Green machine going for Back to back flags. Hodgson & Williams are so smart in the way they move the ball around & always have the defence on the back foot. They will again be a tough side to beat for the Boys from Newcastle. The Knights were amazing losing both playmakers in the first 10mins & still being good enough to get a draw against a good Panthers side. How much of last weeks game will it take out of the Knights? I think enough to allow the Raiders to get an easy win.

Suggested Bets: Raiders -4.5   $1.65

TITANS Vs TIGERS

The Titans cant catch a break this year & I don’t think it gets much easier this week against the Tigers. The tigers are a funny side in 3 games they have scored 76 points which is great but they have also let in 72 points. The Titans on the other hand have only scored 18 points in 3 games but let in 108. If you look at that stat alone you have to tip the Tigers & you have to think there will be a lot of points scored in this game as both sides are terrible in defence.

Suggested Bets: Tigers to Win & over 38.5 $2.37

DRAGONS  Vs BULLDOGS

In the last game of round 4 is on Monday between the terrible Dragons & the mediocre Bulldogs. Both sides leave a lot to be desired & I don’t know what to believe. did the Dragons have a bad day or are they really that bad? They did lose a practice game against the 2nds before losing to the Warriors. The Bulldogs can’t complete a set struggle to gain good meters per set & don’t offload the ball enough. The Dragons have so much talent around the park Ben Hunt & his origin forwards need to take control or this will be a long season for the boys in red & white. They get one more chance in my eyes but the loser of this game would be lucky to not finish the season at in the bottom 2 of the ladder.

Suggested Bets: Dragons to Win $1.90

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

ROOSTERS -4.5         $ 1.50

RAIDERS  -4.5            $ 1.65

STORM                        $ 1.40

TIGERS WIN/O 38.5   $ 2.37

Total $ 8.27

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The Betting Buddha’s Round 3 Preview & Tips:

Finally, the NRL is back & if you have been following Kruzey’s horse racing tips through isolation you would have been tipped into a few very nice winners.

Heres the Betting Buddha’s take on round 3 of the NRL.

BRONCOS VS EELS

Round 3 kicks off on Thursday night at Suncorp stadium between two undefeated teams in the Bronco & Eels. The Broncos have been fantastic in the first 2 games of the season Croft & Milford were starting to make a real partnership before the season stopped. Parramatta have only conceded 8 points in the first 2 games & with the last couple of games at Suncorp between the Broncos & Eels being close low scoring wins to the Broncos  (17-16,18-10)  I see this game going the same way.

Suggested Bets: Broncos 1-12 $3.10

COWBOYS Vs TITANS

Friday night starts with a Queensland derby between the Cowboys & Titans the titans have been very disappointing while the Cowboys had a lot positives in the first couple of games. After a couple of month of soild training, Valentine Holmes & Kyle Felt should have a field day against the titans. Also, how are the Titans going to stop Jason Taumalolo? This looks like it could be an easy win for the Cowboys.

Suggested Bets: Cowboys to win -6 $1.80

ROOSTERS Vs BUNNIES

Friday night Footy ends with the Roosters taking on the Bunnies. Who would of thought that the roosters would be 0-2 after winning the last 2 premierships? On paper, they still have a fantastic team but in the first couple of games they didnt run out the complete game. The bunnies on the other hand were saved by the outstanding play of Adam Reynolds & Cam Murray. Letrell Mitchell looked underdone but I expect him to be back to full fitness & determined to play a great game against his old team. The battle between Tedesco & Mitchell will be very interesting to watch & who ever can gain the most meters for there side will win this game.

Suggested Bets: Roosters 1-12 $2.80

WARRIORS Vs DRAGONS

The Warriors take on StGeorge from there new home at Central Coast stadium. How will being away from their family effect the way they play? could they get any worst? they only scored 6 points in the first 2 games while still being strong in defence. The Dragons looked good in stages against the Panthers but their defence needed a lot of work. Against a lesser side like the warriors the Dragons should be able to control the ball & will try to use Ravalawa & Lomax to score a lot of their points

Suggested Bets: Dragons to win $1.65

SHARKS Vs TIGERS

After 2 very tough games the sharks are sitting @ 0-2 and are lloking to get their first win on the boards against the West Tigers. The sharks need to improve their completeion rate from the first 2 games defensively they were still very strong & if Johnson & Townsend can start to move the ball behind the big forward pack they will win this game. The Tigers have a good mix of youth & experience Benji moved the ball well to Leliua & Nofoaluma’s side, Harry Grant looks to be a great player for the future but i see the Sharks being to strong defensively in a close one

Suggested Bets: Sharks to Win $1.75

STORM Vs RAIDERS

Only one team like to play at Aami park as much as the Storm & they are the Canberra Raiders so expect fireworks in the last game of Super Saturday.                       The Raiders have a better than 50% record at the ground & have won the last 2 times they have played there. The Storm are close to full strength & with stars all over the park they will be hard to beat again. During the time off i expect the storm would of worked on there passing & holding on to the ball as there were a lot of mistakes made by the players in scoring positions. The Raiders wont let Storm play the ball fast or slow up the play the ball. they had some impressive run meters in the first couple of games. This looks to be a cracker of a game, maybe even a Grand Final preview?  but how do you go against the storm @ Aami Park?

Suggested Bets: Storm 1-12 $2.80

PANTHERS Vs KNIGHTS

The Battle between two of the most impressive teams of the first 2 rounds both sides surprised a lot of people & are hoping to keep the winning streak going. The Knights moved the ball around the park with ease in the first 2 games but it was really Mitchell Pearces kicking game that caused them to control the ball. Mitchell was finishing off sets with a perfect kick & making the opposition come off their goal line this puts so much pressure on the opposition. It could be the undoing of the Panthers. The Panthers had a good completion rate & made good run meters behind a big forward pack with finishers like Brain To’o & the way Kikau was playing before the break they can win this game with out surprising people but im happy to go with the Knights in an upset

Suggested Bets: Knights +2.5 $1.90

SEA EAGLES Vs BULLDOGS

In the last game of round 3 Sea Eagles play the injury plague Bulldogs. The sea eagles have stars all over the park in DCE , the Trbojevic brothers Walker & Taufua. They played very well in the first 2 games of the season beating the Roosters & just going down to the Storm. The bulldogs on the other hand had good games from Lewis and DWZ but they need some help from the players around them if they are going to beat the Sea eagles. History shows that not much more than 38 points is scored in this game, so the unders is also a betting option

Suggested Bets: Sea Eagles to win & under 39.5 $2.65

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

Broncos           $ 1.90

Cowboys -4.5   $ 1.65

Storm                $ 1.60

Roosters            $ 1.40

Total $ 7.02

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The Betting Buddha’s Round 2 Preview & Tips:

Bulldogs Vs Cowboys

Round 2 Kicks off from ANZ stadium with the Bulldogs taking on the Cowboys. Both sides are coming off a round 1 lost, with the Cowboys the more disappoint of the two sides.

The bulldogs look great in defence against the Eels last week but besides a couple of moments of brilliance they never looked like a side that was going to score a try. DWZ was fantastic at fullback, Lachlan Lewis’s kicking game was very good. if he can get players Reimis smith & will hopoate more chances close to the line they could cause an upset here. The cowboys on the other hand were dissappointing in the middle of the field defensively but the outside backs in Kyle Feldt & Val Holmes looked very dangerous. They should have a too much fire power for the bulldogs this week, but this game could go either way

Suggested Bets: Cowboys 1-12 $3.30  – Feldt to score a try any time $1.70

Dragons Vs Panthers

Round 1 presented two very different stories for the dragon & panthers. Penrith were very impressive in their win against the Roosters while the Dragons were poor against the Tigers. The Dragons will face a very tough test at home this week, they have added the very talented Matt Dufty but if they continue to drop the ball and not complete their sets this game could get ugly very quickly. Viliame Kikau was one of the most impressive players in the first round, Cleary moved the ball around well and the forward pack gained a lot of nice meters. Mansour, Naden & To’o will look to make big runs to gain great field position when the dragon finish their sets as the dragon kick chase was very poor last week. this being the case i see the Panthers winning this game

Suggested Bets: Panthers to Win $1.60  – Under 39.5 $ 1.90

Broncos Vs Bunnies

Friday night Footy ends with game of the round contender in Brisbane vs South Sydney.  The Broncos forwards looked like they could run through a brick wall last week & behind such a strong forward pack the kicking game of Milford & Croft really set them up for the Win & a top 4 contender this year. The Rabbits looked to get tired in the final stages of their game against the Sharks but were saved by a couple of mistakes & the skills of Adam Reynolds. He will need to have another big game if they are to stop this athletic Broncos team. This game is set to be a cracker, the Bunnies have a lot of star power and will improve the more they play together Latrell, walker & Reynolds will get better the more they play together.  Brisbane look to be the fitter stronger side & with the home field advantage should just get over the line in a game im looking forward to seeing

Suggested Bets: Broncos $1.90  – EITHER TEAM to win under 6.5 points

Warriors Vs Raiders

With everything that is going on in the world at the moment the Warriors have been the hardest hit team with the NRL having them stay in australia & play their Home games up on the Gold Coast it doesn’t get much better for the Warriors this week taking on the Raiders who look to be one of the teams to beat this year. Jack Wighton was very impressive & could really take his game to another level this year. The Clive churchill medalist should be one of the favorites for the Daley M this year as his abbilty to score & find holes in the oppersition defence. For the warriors to get close in this game they will need to improve alot, complete sets, control the centre of the field & create space for RTS. This looks to be a tall ask for the boys from NZ & i expect Canberra to play a very fast game from the play the ball, this will get the warriors on the back foot and get an easy win for the boys in green in the first game of super Saturday

Suggested Bets: Canberra 13+  – J Crocker to score a try

Rooster vs Sea eagles

The surprise of the round last week was the Roosters started off the 2020 season with a lost. Manly also had a lost in the first round with a very hard physical game against the Storm. These two sides are very strong defensively & it will be a battle between the Halves & fullback that will decide this one. DCE will have to control his troops with a good kicking game while Luke Keary has the outside backs like Tedesco that can change a game with a line breaking goosey. Manly was very slow playing the ball last week and can’t afford to do that this week against the roosters who should win this game in a tight affair

Suggested Bets: Roosters 1-12 $2.88  – Under 38.5 $1.90

Sharks vs Storm

Expect fireworks in the last game of Super Saturday between the Sharks & Storm. The storm wore down Manly in their opening game while the Sharks were their own worst enemy with a poor completion rate in their round 1 lost. Both sides will be looking to improve in attack, the shark’s quickness of playing the ball could get the Storm on the back foot. the storm are the masters of slowing down the play the ball & with a forward pack that is big, strong, fast & willing to offload the ball the Storm can get a 2nd phase & open up gaps for Addo Carr & Papenhuyzen.  The Sharks have a great half pairing in Shaun Johnson & Chad Townsend if they can move the ball behind Wade graham & Andrew Fiftia, they can limit the impact the great Cam Smith will have on this game.

Suggested Bets: Storm 1-12 $3.00  – Katoa to score a try

Tigers vs Knights

The Battle between two of the most impressive winners from round one, the west tigers could be the surprise packet this year. Nofoaluma looked impressive & Benji turned back the clock with Josh Reynolds riding shot gun. while Kyle Ponga, Mitchell Pearce beat up on the disappointing Warriors.  This game will sort out if the Knights are a top 8 side or will they go back to being a HOT/COLD side each week. They have a forward pack with a lot of depth and two game changes in Pearce & Ponga, not to mention a winger in Lee that will give every side problem’s in the air. I expect this game to be rather high scoring & it is very dissappointing that Leichhardt oval will be empty for this game as the ground is one of the best fields in the NRL & the crowd always give tigers a boost. In a flip of the coin game i will have to settle for the side with more upside in the West Tigers but my main play would be that this is a high scoring game

Suggested Bets: Over 38.5 points $1.90  – Either team by under 6.5 points

Titans Vs Eels

In the last game of round 2 the Titans play the Eels in a game that could end up very one sided. The Eels have had an extra-long break from their game on Thursday night last week.  they had a lot of little problems with combinations not totally gelling & their timing just a little bit off. with some extra training sessions & analysis look for the Eels to be a much-improved side this week. Gutherson, Ferguson & Sivo will be looking to get more high balls from Mitchell Moses. Sami & Anthony Don looked great for the Titans but will the titans forward pack get enough meters so Ash Taylor & Tyrone Roberts can make something happen. I dont think so, Parra on the other hand is strong in this department Lane, Matterson, Paulo & Campbell- Gillard will move the ball down the field & give Moses time to expose the Titans defense or create an overlap and move the ball wide.

Suggested Bets: Parra over 6.5 points  – Sivo to score a try Parra to win

 

Betting Buddha’s Multi Bet (rub his belly for good luck)

Parra – 6.5         $ 1.77

Roosters           $1.50

Raiders – 6.5     1.50

Panthers           1.60

Total $ 6.32

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