The NRL is in full swing now after five rounds and there are some quality games scheduled this week.
We have expert betting tips for every NRL Round 6 game on the card, which kicks off on Thursday night with the Knights vs. Broncos.
NRL Round 6 Betting Tips
7:50pm Newcastle Knights vs. Brisbane Broncos @ Central Coast Stadium
The Broncos had their chance to win last week but played poorly in the second half. After leading 18-0 at one stage, Brisbane still couldn’t get over the line.
It was an encouraging performance but they really needed to get the win. Newcastle also played well last week but didn’t get the win.
It was never going to be easy to beat the Storm but the Broncos are easier and they should take advantage.
Betting tip: Knights to win @ $1.43 Bet Now
Knights by 8
6:00pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. New Zealand Warriors @ Bankwest Stadium
South Sydney and NZ both scored impressive victories last week and that should translate into a good game on Friday.
The Rabbitohs dispatched the Gold Coast Titans 32-12 and it was good to see them finally hit top form. The same can be said for the Warriors, who put on an offensive clinic against the Cowboys.
New Zealand won 37-26 and Kodi Nikorima had a blinder. It will be harder this week so we’re leaning towards the home side.
Betting tip: Rabbitohs to win @ $1.41 Bet Now
Rabbitohs by 6
7:55pm Penrith Panthers vs. Melbourne Storm @ Campbelltown Stadium
Penrith had their shot to beat the table-topping Eels, but after leading 10-0 with only 20 minutes to go, they couldn’t hang on.
The Panthers gave up three quick tries to the Eels, losing 16-10. It was a game where they couldn’t put the Eels to bed and they paid the price for it.
They now face the Melbourne Storm, who got things moving against the Newcastle Knights. It was a professional display and sends them in the right direction.
The advantage goes to the Storm in this situation.
Betting tip: Storm –5.5 @ $1.90 Bet Now
Storm by 6
3:00pm Gold Coast Titans vs. St George Dragons @ Suncorp Stadium
The Titans came crashing back down to earth following the win to the Rabbitohs. However, they’re about to face a Dragons team that has been far from good this season.
St George did well to beat the Cronulla Sharks on Sunday, so they will take plenty of confidence from that success. However, it could be short lived as Dragons’ fans know all too well.
Picking the winner of two bad teams can be tough, but stick with the Dragons for the meantime.
Betting tip: Dragons to win @ $1.60 Bet Now
Dragons by 4
5:30pm Wests Tigers vs. North Queensland Cowboys @ Campbelltown Stadium
The Cowboys were disappointing against the Warriors. They had every chance to win but were poor on the defensive side of the ball.
As for the Tigers, they didn’t show up against the Raiders but did limit the Green Machine to only 14 points. It was tough to get a line on that performance but questions about this team’s ability remain in doubt.
The Cowboys have more upside for the rest of the season and we’re picking them to win a close contest.
Betting tip: Cowboys to win @ $1.68 Bet Now
Cowboys by 6
7:35pm Sydney Roosters vs. Parramatta Eels @ Bankwest Stadium
There won’t be much between both sides but we’re giving the slight edge to the Roosters. They have started to look good since the break and the Eels might be tired.
Parramatta has been playing some tough games of late and coming through with the wins. However, facing another top opponent won’t be easy and they’re due a slip up.
A competitive game is expected on Saturday night but the slick backline of the Roosters might be too good for the Eels.
Betting tip: Roosters to win @ $1.55 Bet Now
Roosters by 8
4:05pm Canberra Raiders vs. Manly Sea Eagles @ Campbelltown Stadium
The Raiders got back to form with hard-fought win over the Tigers and they could kick on with it now.
It has been a mixed bag from the Raiders so far in 2020, but overall, they have been a solid team.
Manly looked good early on but a controversial loss to the Eels was followed by narrow victory over the Broncos.
They were 18 points behind at one stage but rallied back to score 20 unanswered points. It was tough to say whether it was a good performance, but they’ll need to be better this week.
Betting tip: Sea Eagles to win @ $2.35 Bet Now
Sea Eagles by 4
6:30pm Cronulla Sharks vs. Canterbury Bulldogs @ Bankwest Stadium
The Sharks need to ask themselves the hard questions this week after losing to the Dragons last Sunday.
It wasn’t a good display of rugby league and questions are already being asked about Shaun Johnson. The Kiwi needs to show his best form, otherwise the Sharks could be in for a long season.
Canterbury isn’t a great side either, but they try. They scored a good win over the Dragons two weeks ago and they never give up.
We’re going with the Sharks one more time.
Betting tip: Sharks to win @ $1.55 Bet Now
Sharks by 8