Canberra v Manly

Friday April 21, 6:00pm AEST – GIO Stadium

Canberra have been in scintillating form of late with three wins on the trot. That success has been built on some outstanding defence that has seen them concede 12.17 points a game over that span. Manly, conversely, have conceded 65 points in two home games over the last fortnight. Canberra have won three of the last four against the Sea Eagles by margins of 12 or greater. The Raiders should run riot in this one.

Betting Strategy

BACK – Canberra

South Sydney v Brisbane

Friday April 21, 7:50pm AEST – ANZ Stadium

Home underdogs of 4.5 or more in the first eight rounds of the season cover at over 71% so that has Souths in a good position for this one to cover the big start. The Broncos are 0-5 against the line when a road favourite of 6.5 or more since 2014 and have covered just three of seven this year overall. The Broncos have covered just 8 of their last 20 as a road favourite.

Betting Strategy

BACK – South Sydney +

West Tigers v Canterbury

Sunday April 23, 4:00pm AEST – ANZ Stadium

Canterbury are not strong as a big favourite at ANZ, covering just 8 of their last 22 when favoured by 4 or more. They have covered just 7 of their last 17 off a win of 13 or more while they have made the nut in just 2 of their last 10 after conceding 10 points or fewer. The Tigers bounce back from poor defensive displays, covering 7 of their last 9 after conceding 26-plus.

Betting Strategy 

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