2021 NRL Round 24 – Tips, Predictions & Odds

We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 24, which starts with the Knights vs Titans on Thursday night.

There are only two weeks left of the regular season, so it’s heating up. There are teams trying to win the minor premiership and make it into the top eight, so NRL Round 24 couldn’t be any more important.

We preview every game and find the best bets available for NRL Round 24.


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NRL Round 24 Tips

Thursday 26/08/21

7:50pm Newcastle Knights vs Gold Coast Titans @ Sunshine Coast Stadium

Newcastle has made a run for the finals, and we don’t think the Gold Coast Titans will get in their way.

It has been a disappointing few weeks for the Titans, who are lacking identity and struggling to finish off a moderate season.

Punters get generous odds for the Knights, who look to have too much skill and power for their opposition on Thursday.

Betting tip: Newcastle Knights to win @ $1.85Bet @ Sportsbet

Knights by 10

Friday 27/08/21

6:00pm New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders @ BB Print Mackay

The Warriors blew a golden opportunity to get closer to the top eight when losing to Brisbane by two points on Sunday.

Missing kicks from Reece Walsh were the difference, and it now leaves the Warriors unable to make the finals. The Raiders are in a similar boat, but just because they have a slightly better chance of sneaking into the playoffs, it shouldn’t make them favourites.

We believe the Warriors are the better team and getting $2.75 to too good to pass up but take the points for safety.

Betting tip: New Zealand Warriors +6.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Warriors by 4

7:55pm Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs @ Suncorp Stadium

The Roosters did well to beat the St George Dragons on Sunday, but it’s about to get much harder against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

South Sydney had every chance to beat Penrith last week, but it looked poor in the second half. The Rabbits were run off their feet, and the forward pack was lacking for impact.

That will need to be resolved against the Roosters, but the Rabbitohs are clearly the better team, so a big victory should be on the cards.

Betting tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs –13.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Rabbitohs by 16

Saturday 28/08/21

3:00pm St George Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys @ Browne Park

There are no playoff spots on the line for the Dragons or Cowboys, so this game comes down to who wants it more.

We were impressed with the Dragons when losing to the Roosters. They were in the game for most of it, but the class of the Roosters came through in the concluding stages.

Not much is going right for the Cowboys and we’re expecting them to struggle on Saturday.

Betting tip: St George Dragons @ $1.65Bet @ Sportsbet

Dragons by 6

5:30pm Cronulla Sharks vs Brisbane Broncos @ Suncorp Stadium

It’s technically a Sharks home game, but the Broncos get the advantage of playing in front of home fans.

The Broncos come off a tidy win over the Warriors, where Anthony Milford was outstanding in his return from the first grade.

The Sharks have looked good at times, but they’re unreliable. We don’t think they should be firm favourites against a Broncos team with their roster.

Take the value with the ‘home’ side.

Betting tip: Brisbane Broncos @ $2.75Bet @ Sportsbet

Broncos by 4

7:35pm Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta Eels @ Suncorp Stadium

The Storm has put together a winning streak that may never be matched, which is bad news for the Parramatta Eels.

Parramatta has been one of the worst teams in the second half of the season. It looked like a top three chance at one stage, but the Eels have slipped down to sixth and we don’t see that position getting any better.

Melbourne should thrash them, and the betting number of 21.5 points reflects that.

Betting tip: Melbourne Storm –21.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Storm by 28

Sunday 29/08/21

1:50pm Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ Moreton Daily Stadium

The Manly Sea Eagles escaped with a win against the Canberra Raiders, but it wasn’t convincing for a potential top four side.

However, it will be much easier against the Canterbury Bulldogs this week. They are the whipping boys of the competition, and it should allow the Sea Eagles to break the shackles and rack up a big win.

Bookmakers have the margin at 25.5 points, so it’s the biggest of the week. It’s not an easy margin to cover, but we have no confidence in the Dogs.

Betting tip: Manly Sea Eagles –25.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Sea Eagles by 32

4:05pm Penrith Panthers vs Wests Tigers @ Moreton Daily Stadium

The Panthers showed their premiership qualities when beating South Sydney last week, which is bad news for the Tigers.

Wests were smashed by the Sharks last week, and they now face the second-best team in the NRL. It should be a big margin, so the 21.5 line is favourable for punters.

Penrith won’t take them cheaply and we thought this would be the biggest margin of victory of the week.

Betting tip: Penrith Panthers –21.5 @ $1.90Bet @ Sportsbet

Panthers by 34


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Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.

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