We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 7, which kicks off on Thursday night with the Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles.
There are some big games scheduled for Round 7, including an ANZAC Day double-header.
NRL Round 7 Tips
7:50pm Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles @ PointsBet Stadium
The Cronulla Sharks were unable to play their best against the Melbourne Storm but they are well-favoured to beat the Sea Eagles.
Manly comes off a tidy win over the Gold Coast Titans, but it wasn’t an overly impressive game to watch.
They could struggle to show their best against the Sharks, who we expect to bounce back in fine style to open Round 7.
Betting tip: Cronulla Sharks –7.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ PlayUp
Sharks by 12
7:55pm Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ Suncorp Stadium
Struggling teams meet on Friday night and it will be a telling game for their seasons.
The Brisbane Broncos started strong but have looked average since, much like the Bulldogs, who won their opening game but haven’t troubled the opposition since.
Bookmakers have the Broncos as favourites and they could have the marginal edge, but it’s a tough game to assess.
Betting tip: Brisbane Broncos @ $1.65 – Bet @ PlayUp
Broncos by 2
5:30pm North Queensland Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans @ Country Bank Stadium
The Gold Coast Titans currently sit outside the top eight following a loss to Manly, but there were signs of improvement.
They were right in the game until the late stages, so they could get the better of Cowboys, who have confidence and momentum after beating the Raiders.
It’s an all-Queensland battle, but take the Titans, who have been best-backed to win.
Betting tip: Gold Coast Titans @ $1.85 – Bet @ PlayUp
Titans by 4
7:35pm Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs @ CommBank Stadium
The Wests Tigers are going to spend the entire season near the bottom of the table and they won’t get close against the Rabbitohs.
It’s shaping up to be another dismal season for the Tigers, who are on the verge of being the laughing stock of the NRL.
The Rabbitohs could put up a big number on Saturday night, so the –15.5 line might not be enough for the Tigers.
Betting tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs –15.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ PlayUp
Rabbitohs by 20
2:00pm Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels @ McDonald Jones Stadium
It was almost a good comeback performance from the Newcastle Knights last week, but they came up short against the St George Dragons.
Now they’re to face the Parramatta Eels, who should have the class edge and scoring power edge over the struggling Knights.
The sportsbook has the line at 9.5 and we don’t think the Knights will be able to keep in touch.
Betting tip: Parramatta Eels –9.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ PlayUp
Eels by 14
4:05pm Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders @ BlueBet Stadium
The Penrith Panthers continue to go about their business and we can’t see the Canberra Raiders spoiling the party.
With Nathan Cleary escaping punishment by the judiciary, the Panthers are at full strength and ready to put up a big number on the Raiders.
Bookmakers have the line at 17.5, which is sizable, but there shouldn’t be anything slowing down the Panthers down this week.
Betting tip: Penrith Panthers –17.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ PlayUp
Panthers by 24
4:00pm St George Dragons vs Sydney Roosters @ SCG
The Dragons and Roosters come off Round 6 wins over the Knights and Warriors respectively, so the confidence is building.
It wasn’t an easy effort for the Roosters against the New Zealand Warriors, but they played well in the second half to pull clear.
The same goes for the Dragons, who allowed the Knights back in the game but came up clutch in the late stages.
We think the Dragons can keep close with the Roosters, who are the –12.5 favourites.
Betting tip: St George Dragons +12.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ PlayUp
Roosters by 8
7:00pm Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors @ AAMI Park
The New Zealand Warriors always struggle on ANZAC Day and that has been reflected in betting markets. However, 18.5 points is a lot for the Storm to cover.
New Zealand played well enough to beat the Roosters last week but didn’t get all favours in the second half. It could build on that performance and give the Storm something to think about.
Sticking with the Storm won’t be easy, but the line is too big to pass up.
Betting tip: New Zealand Warriors +18.5 @ $1.90 – Bet @ PlayUp
Storm 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.