We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 13, which starts with the St George Dragons vs Brisbane Broncos on Thursday night.
It’s a shortened round with only four games due to State or Origin starting next Wednesday, but there are still some quality games for punters to enjoy.
NRL Round 13 Tips
7:50pm St George Dragons vs Brisbane Broncos @ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
The Broncos couldn’t kick on from their win over the Sydney Roosters two weeks ago. A 40-12 loss to Melbourne was disappointing and it could be tough to recover from.
St George wasn’t any better after losing 34-18 to the Tigers. Both clubs need a shot in the arm and winning during the Origin period is the time to make it up the leaderboard.
The Dragons aren’t affected as much as the Broncos, which is why bookmakers have installed them as favourites. The $1.52 could be tough to take considering their form, but the Broncos are too inconsistent to trust.
We expect a low-scoring game which should go in favour of the home side.
Betting tip: St George Dragons @ $1.52 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Dragons by 6
7:55pm Wests Tigers vs Penrith Panthers @ Leichhardt Oval
If Penrith is ever going to lose its unbeaten run, it would be this week against the Wests Tigers. Not only do the Panthers lose some key pieces to Origin, but the Tigers are playing solid league.
The Tigers come off a comfortable victory over St George, and although they’re about to face the best team in the NRL, we wouldn’t overlook their chances.
Penrith without Cleary isn’t the same. They have the depth to cover his position, but we don’t think the Tigers are that bad.
Bookmakers give the Tigers a 9.5-point head start, which is sizable at home. It’s the Tigers best chance to stay competitive and we can’t turn down that many points.
Betting tip: Wests Tigers +9.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Panthers by 6
7:35pm Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans @ Sunshine Coast Stadium
It’s technically a home game for the relocated Melbourne Storm, but playing in Sunshine Coast will favour the Titans.
However, with respective players missing for Origin on both teams, it favours the Melbourne Storm to run away with this contest.
They are affected with players missing, but despite the Titans position on the ladder, they are also missing some key players. The Titans also come off a terrible loss to the Sharks, so that has factored into the bookmakers’ odds.
Sportsbet has Melbourne as $1.10 favourites and –20.5. That is a big line to cover, but the Titans haven’t impressed us and we can’t back them in.
Betting tip: Melbourne Storm –20.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Storm by 30
4:05pm Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels @ McDonald Jones Stadium
The Eels are in desperate need of a victory after looking average in the last two weeks. They are still in third position after a strong start to the season, but a win over the Knights is needed.
It hasn’t been a huge drop off in form for Parramatta, which has taken on tough opposition over the last few weeks. Facing Newcastle should help, despite the Knights beating Manly.
Newcastle comes off an upset win over the in-form Manly, so that will give it confidence. However, the Eels are a quality team and we expect the Knights to struggle.
Take the Eels to score a comfortable victory on Sunday.
Betting tip: Parramatta Eels –10.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Eels by 14
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After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.