We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 3, which kicks off on Thursday night with the St George Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks.
There are some big games scheduled for Round 3, including the top-of-the-table Panthers vs Knights and Broncos vs Cowboys.
NRL Round 3 Betting Tips
8:05pm St George Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks @ WIN Stadium
We have been impressed by what the St George Dragons have produced so far, despite losing to the Penrith Panthers last week.
It was only a four-point loss, so punters should be deterred from following them. They face a Sharks outfit that looked better last week, so it’ll be a good game.
We’re prepared to take the value with the Dragons, who are $2.35 home underdogs.
Betting tip: St George Dragons @ $2.35 Bet @ Sportsbet
Dragons by 6
6:00pm Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors @ Campbelltown Stadium
We expected it to be a tough start for the Tigers and Warriors and we haven’t been disappointed.
They could be in for a long season, but one team will get off the mark on Friday and we expect the Warriors to get it done.
They might be without their star players, but they showed enough in the first half against the Titans to suggest that they can handle the Tigers.
Betting tip: New Zealand Warriors @ $1.90 Bet @ Sportsbet
Warriors by 4
8:05pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters @ Accor Stadium
We saw more out of the Sydney Roosters last week and it’s a step in the right direction after a terrible opening week.
The 26-12 win over Manly was a tidy effort and they could kick on with it now, but beating the Rabbitohs won’t be easy
South Sydney was blown off the park early against Melbourne, but it fought back to lose in extra time. It was also a step in the right direction, but we’re picking the Roosters to edge out the Rabbitohs in a tight one.
Betting tip: Sydney Roosters @ $1.60 Bet @ Sportsbet
Roosters by 4
3:00pm Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights @ Carrington Park
The Penrith Panthers have picked up where they left off with consecutive wins, but they’re not top of the table.
That position belongs to the Newcastle Knights, who are unbeaten, but that winning streak could come to an end.
Bookmakers have the Panthers at –13.5, which is a sizable line and we’re not surprised. The pressure from the Panthers could be too much for the Knights.
Betting tip: Penrith Panthers –13.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Sportsbet
Panthers by 16
5:30pm Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta Eels @ AAMI Park
The Melbourne Storm are going about their business, and despite some nervous moments against the Rabbitohs, they came up with the victory.
Parramatta comes off a narrow loss to the Sharks where they looked to have completed the comeback, but they should take confidence from the effort.
It’s never easy against the Storm, but they should have enough firepower to cover the +7.5 spread.
Betting tip: Parramatta Eels +7.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Sportsbet
Storm by 6
7:35pm Canberra Raiders vs Gold Coast Titans @ GIO Stadium
It has been an inconspicuous start for the Canberra Raiders, who are in danger of falling out of early contention.
It has been a better start for the Titans, who used a second-half comeback to beat the New Zealand Warriors last week.
There is more upside with the Titans, who have the better roster and seemingly more confidence of producing the goods.
We’ll take the $2.05 before it gets trimmed during the week.
Betting tip: Gold Coast Titans @ $2.05 Bet @ Sportsbet
Titans by 10
4:05pm Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys @ Suncorp Stadium
We expected a positive start from the Brisbane Broncos and punters have cashed in on both occasions.
They have shown a renewed confidence and it’s good to see. We expect it to continue against the North Queensland Cowboys, who also look better.
They got the better of the Raiders last week, but we think the Broncos should continue their winning ways in the all-Queensland derby.
Betting tip: Brisbane Broncos @ $1.65 Bet @ Sportsbet
Broncos by 6
6:15pm Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ 4 Pines Park
It’s only early days, but it’s now or never for the Manly Sea Eagles, who were one of the pre-season favourites.
They have looked average so far and they currently sit in last place, but beating the Canterbury Bulldogs should be on the cards.
The Bulldogs have been solid without being great, but given the talent on the park for Manly, it should win easily.
Betting tip: Manly Sea Eagles –11.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ Sportsbet
Manly 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.