The Big Marn has cast his expert eye over all 4 round 15 games.
BIG MARN’S ALL-UP:
Best Odds: $128.85 (William Hill)
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS vs PARRAMATTA EELS (Friday 17th June 7.50pm)
Souths lose Reynolds, Inglis and Goodwin and have a real problem with depth. Paramatta won’t walk away with this easily, so it is worth taking them 1-12 ($3.20 Palmerbet) as well as straight out, but I am going to vouch for the Rabbitohs to get on the board first: Alex Johnston ($12 Sportsbet) First Try Scorer. It should be an entertaining game and Souths upset Parra a few weeks back, but the Eels are rightful favourites here and will get the biscuits.
ST GEORGE-ILLAWARRA DRAGONS vs MELBOURNE STORM (Saturday 18th June 7.30pm)
Saints have drifted from $1.50 to around $1.70 but I have to be on them – not straight out though. The Storm never get smacked so the only way to go here is to back the Dragons 1-12 ($3.05 Palmerbet). They weren’t that bad against Canterbury and this could be the play in an intriguing game.
First Try scorer I am looking to a Dragon – let’s roll with Kurt Mann ($13 Bet365). Not a bad roll of the dice at double-figure odds. Dragons just, on Saturday.
NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS vs SYDNEY ROOSTERS (Sunday 19th June 4pm)
To be fair to the Warriors they blitzed Brisbane and when many people – my good self included – tipped Newcastle to turn them, they went to the Hunter and belted the hapless Knights. However the Roosters are just too big odds for the team they will run through the tunnel with. Upset of the round coming up!
To even add some more cream to the betting, let’s invest some hard earned on the Roosters 1-12 ($4.55 William Hill). They won’t smash the Warriors if they win, and whilst on the theme of value, I am going to roll with Mitch Aubusson ($26 Sportsbet) as First Try Scorer.
GOLD COAST TITANS vs MANLY EAGLES (Monday 20th June 7pm)
Gold Coast weren’t bad Against Parramatta but gave up an opportunity to show the comp they mean business. They didn’t come up with the goods but have been playing good footy, they have a strong team and are playing at home. I think Manly will be very competitive but I am going to tip the glitter strip boys to get the prize but only just – take the Gold Coast 1-12 ($3.10 William Hill).
My First Try Scorer I am going for a bloke whom I have a good rap on, he is a big strong lad and has had a great season: Agnatius Paasi ($26 LuxBet). He is fat odds and is well worth a dollar to plant the ball down for the first try.