Last round saw some big upsets which made it difficult going for punters and it also makes the top eight and top four positions more unstable and unpredictable – but this is what makes the game so great!
With finals only a few weeks away, there are some crucial games in round 23 of the 2018 NRL season and we have free tips for every game.
Round 23 kicks of Thursday night with the Broncos taking on the Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium.
19:50 Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs @ Suncorp Stadium
The Brisbane Broncos rollercoaster season continues going down to the Cowboys last weekend in a thriller.
This week the Broncos are at home and have a lot to play for as they fight to retain their top 8 position.
The Rabbitohs are currently equal competition leaders and are playing a tough grinding style of football.
The Rabbitohs are strike force all over the park and will prove too good for the young Broncos side.
Betting Tip: Rabbitohs to win $1.58 (BET NOW)
Rabbitohs by 16
18:00 Manly Sea-Eagles v Gold Coast Titans @ Lottoland
Both teams currently sit on 16 competition points and are fighting to avoid the wooden spoon.
The Gold Coast Titans played a patchy game of Football against the Panthers last week and switched off in the final minutes of the game to send the match into over time, going down in Golden point by a Nathan Cleary field goal.
The Sea Eagles have found form the past 2 weeks with 2 wins disposing of the Bulldogs on Sunday.
Momentum is hard to stop and with a Manly side heading into this match full of confidence, they will get the job done.
Betting Tip: Sea Eagles to win @ $1.49 (BET NOW)
Sea Eagles by 14
19:55 Melbourne Storm v Paramatta Eels @AAMI Park
The Parramatta Eels will be heading into this match oozing confidence after thrashing the Dragons by 36 points.
With the Hayne Plane in flying form with a triple last week the Storm could have their hands full.
The Storm went down in tough 3-point loss against the Sharks last weekend and looked to have all attacking opportunities shut down by ferocious Sharks defence.
The Storm will be looking for redemption.
Betting Tip: Storm to win @ $1.22 (BET NOW)
Storm by 24
17:00 Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights @ Panthers Stadium
The Knights opened the scoring against the Warriors last week and never looked in the game after that, going down by 16 points.
The Panthers continue to claim the title of the comeback kings, scoring in the 74th and 79th Minutes to take their match into golden point against the Titans.
A Nathan Cleary field goal secured the 2 points for the 4th placed Panthers.
The Panthers are in front of their home crowd and will win, just.
Betting Tip: Panthers to win @ $1.25 (BET NOW)
Panthers by 8
17:30 West Tigers v St. George Illawarra Dragons @ Leichardt Oval
The Resurgence of the West Tigers continues in the back half of the season as they search for a top 8 finish, holding on to beat the Raiders by 2 points.
The Dragons looked lost against the Eels, going down by 36 points. Missing Gareth Widdop through injury, the Dragons will need Ben Hunt to step up and take the reigns.
With the Home ground advantage and their season to play for I think the Tigers will take this one out.
Betting Tip: Tigers to win @ $1.81 (BET NOW)
Tigers by 8
19:35 Cronulla Sharks v North QLD Cowboys @ Southern Cross Group Stadium
The Sharks looked ruthless as they held out the Storm to win by 3 points and another win here could secure their place in the top 8.
The Cowboys are the current wooden spoon holders, but their never say die attitude shone through again as they scored 3 unanswered tries to beat the Brisbane Broncos.
The Sharks will win this one in a tight fought match.
Betting Tip: Sharks to win @ $1.36 (BET NOW)
Sharks by 4
14:00 Canterbury Bulldogs v New Zealand Warriors @ ANZ Stadium
The Bulldogs have taken some big scalps in the past few weeks though were brought back to earth last weekend by the Sea Eagles only scoring one try.
The New Zealand Warriors beat the Knights quite convincingly and win here could potential jump them into fourth spot on the ladder.
I think the Warriors will be too be and too strong for the Bulldogs and will runaway with the match.
Betting Tip: Warriors to win @ $1.56 (BET NOW)
Warriors by 22
16:10 Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters @ GIO Stradium
The Raiders 2018 Premiership hopes are all but over, but are still playing to avoid the Wooden Spoon.
The Roosters are currently sitting top of the Premiership ladder and are looking to be the team everyone predicted in the pre-season.
The Rooster and a tough match against the Rabbitohs last week and proved too good.
The Raiders will put a strong fight though the Rooster will prove too good.
Betting Tip: Roosters to win @ $1.46 (BET NOW)
Roosters by 16