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Leg -1: Broncos - Cowboys: Half-Time / Full-Time Double
Leg -2: Tigers / Knights TOTAL POINTS: OVERS (46.5)
Leg -3: Raiders to win (vs NZ Warriors)
Leg -4: Sharks 13+ (vs Manly)
Leg -5: Panthers / Titans TOTAL POINTS OVERS (41.5)
BEST ODDS: $135.28 (LuxBet)
NORTH QLD COWBOYS vs BRISBANE BRONCOS (Friday 20th May 7.50pm)
The game looks like it will be tight here, and the best betting option will be to go Brisbane / Cowboys in the Half-Time / Full-Time double ($8.30 LuxBet). The Broncs always begin well whilst the same outfit know exactly how well the Cowboys can finish, and this looks a value play. As for First Tryscorer – when your hot you’re hot: Gavin Cooper ($19 Ladbrokes). He has landed us the spoils before at juicy odds and has been first tryscorer on no less than four occasions this season. He loves sniffing around the ruck area close to the opposition line and he can do it for us again.
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WESTS TIGERS vs NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (Saturday 21st May 3pm)
They surely have to improve off the back of a 62-0 hiding. The only way is up. I am a bit surprised they dropped Cory Denniss as I thought he was nearly their best player last week, Hodkinson coming back has to help as does Ross starting, but it is impossible to tip them. Even though the Tigers have lost Farah, Matt Ballin comes into the squad and he will tighten them up around the ruck. The Tigers are a team who can leak points, but also score points – especially out at Campbelltown Stadium. I reckon the bet here is playing the Overs / Unders line in Total Points. I have many theories but one that I am very keen on is the ability to score points in daytime matches. This game is a 3pm kick off, the forecast is perfect for footy, so expect the Total Points Overs option ($1.91 Bet365) to be the play here.
As for First Tryscorer – Tigers will score points so I am looking to them first, I am going to go for the nippy Luke Brooks ($19 William Hill) as he will be close to the action and isn’t a bad price at all.
NZ WARRIORS vs CANBERRA RAIDERS (Saturday 21st May 5.30pm)
Both teams are free-scoring sides so there could be a boatload of points on the west coast of NZ where they are playing in New Plymouth. However a look at the forecast doesn’t bode well, it is saying it will be raining all day with possible heavy showers. It might turn into a scrap so we will steer clear of the Total Points Option. The big fella Edrick Lee ($12 Sportsbet) looks some value to be the first to grab a four-pointer, so we are going to side with the tall green machine winger to dot down first.
CRONULLA SHARKS vs MANLY SEA EAGLES (Saturday 21st May 7.30pm)
The last time the Sharks were beaten was in Round 1 when rolled by the Sea Eagles at Brookvale. In fact if you look at the head-to-head menu, you will see that the most popular selection in recent times has been a Manly win. The Sea Eagles have won the last 7 meetings between these two teams so if there is a bogey side for the Sharks, the maroon and white blokes from further up the peninsula are it.
I’m going to throw those stats in the bin. The Sharks are going to make another statement here and give the Eagles a touch up. Sharks 13+ ($2.25 Bet365) is the bet and a bet with confidence, as this Sharks side is something special. The man who will get the ball rolling for the Sharks is Luke Lewis ($17 UNIBET), he has a habit of scoring first and we are going to go with him to be First Tryscorer in front of a packed house on Saturday night.
PENRITH PANTHERS vs GOLD COAST TITANS (Sunday 22nd May 2pm)
Tyrone Peachey ($13 William Hill) has found a nice home in the centres, he bagged three tries last week and we are going to vouch for him to snaffle the first try on Sunday out at Pepper Stadium. Panthers all day with some razzle dazzle at the foot of the mountains.
CANTERBURY BULLDOGS vs SYDNEY ROOSTERS (Sunday 22nd May 4pm)
I do expect the Roosters to come out humming, so it isn’t the worst idea to back them to Score The First Try ($2.08 UNIBET) and as a result we of course need to pick a Rooster as First Try Scorer – let’s roll with Latrell Mitchell ($14.50 LuxBet). He knows his way to the line.
PARRAMATTA EELS vs MELBOURNE STORM (Monday 23rd May 7pm)
Given the nature of this game, playing the Storm – Eels in the Half-Time / Full-Time double ($8.55 LuxBet) looks a juicy play. Those odds are superb and worth a tickle whilst the machine out wide is the man whom we will vouch for to score first, Semi Radradra ($6.75 LuxBet). His acceleration off the mark is almost as good as mine as is his ability to jink and turn at speed. Yet another forte of mine. Back Semi to start the night off on a positive note.