Broncos $1.80 v Sharks $2.05
Round 1 commences tomorrow night and sees the Broncos travelling to shark park to take on last year’s premiers. The bookmakers see the game being a close one, offering tight odds and only 1.5 line for each team. The difference in this game could on the performance of the Sharks rookie number 9 Jayden Brailey, taking over from the retired Michael Ennis, Braileys’ first touches could prove crucial for the Sharks in the opening round. BRONCOS by 8
Bulldogs $2.00 v Storm $1.83
The first rounds are always hard to pick, though the ever dependable storm should be back with a vengeance and their agonising loss in last year’s grand final. The storm has re-shuffled their team giving Cameron Munster an opportunity to impress in the no 6 jersey (the position he is expected to play when superstar Billy Slater returns from injury) The Storms experience in the spine will be the difference. STORM by 12
Rabbitohs $1.70 v Wests Tigers $2.20
A hugely anticipated match for all spectators to see how Robbie Farrah fares against his old club. The Rabbitohs have looked good in the pre-season, though they will be missing the direction of play maker Adam Reynolds for the first few rounds due to injury. This game will be tight. Rabbitohs by 4.
Dragons $3.05 v Panthers $1.40
The Panthers are outright favourites when they take on the Dragons, though both teams on paper have quality sides. If the Panthers can score first, expect them to run away with it. Panthers by 6
Cowboys $1.36 v Raiders $3.20
The trip to Townsville is always made difficult by mother nature. This Saturday she looks like delivering 30+ degrees and a high chance of rain. This will be the big difference for both teams on Saturday night. With the Cowboys Starting the season fresh and star studded experienced line up, I can’t see the Raiders having a successful first round. Cowboys by 14
Titans $2.25 v Roosters $1.67
With the return of Mitchell Pearce to the Roosters squad and their dominant, powerful forward pack the Roosters will trouble the Titans defence. The titans are strengthened by the return of Kane Elgey and the arrival of Kiwi International Kevin Proctor, thought The roosters should come away with the win. Roosters by 8
Warriors $1.18 v Knights $5.00
The Warriors will take on virtually an unknown Knights side to open the season this weekend on home soil. With the return of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and the arrival of new coach Stephen Kearny The warriors will be too good. Warriors by 24
Sea Eagles $1.83 v Eels $2.00
This Sunday afternoon should be a tight one. Though with the arrival of ex-Melbourne Storm 5/8 Blake Green at Brookvale, we are looking forward to see what the season has in store. Parramatta have recruited well in the off season though I think The Sea Eagles will be too strong this week. Sea Eagles by 4.
Please note all odds are with CrownBet and are accurate at the time of publication.