2022 NRL Round 8 Expert Tips & Predictions

We have expert betting tips for NRL Round 8, which kicks off on Thursday night with the Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks.

There are some big games scheduled for Round 8, including the Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles and Eels vs Cowboys.


All odds are with PlayUp. You can join PlayUp by clicking HERE.


NRL Round 8 Tips

Thursday 28/04/22

7:50pm Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks @ Suncorp Stadium

The Brisbane Broncos got back on track with an easy win over the Canterbury Bulldogs, but it will be much harder this week.

Cronulla looked impressive when putting the Manly Sea Eagles to the sword in the first half, so a repeat performance sees them destroying the Broncos.

There is 10.5 points between them with bookmakers and we expect the Sharks to cover the spread.

Betting tip: Cronulla Sharks –10.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Sharks by 14

Friday 29/04/22

6:00pm Gold Coast Titans vs Penrith Panthers @ Cbus Super Stadium

The Penrith Panthers are destroying their opposition and that doesn’t bode well for the Gold Coast Titans on Friday.

We can’t find any fault with the Panthers and we have been disappointed with what the Titans have offered, so this game should be one-sided.

Covering a –19.5 spread isn’t easy, but the Panthers are relentless and this game could get messy in the second half.

Betting tip: Penrith Panthers –19.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Panthers by 24

7:55pm South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles @ Central Coast Stadium

Most of the early money has come for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, but they’ll need to play better than Round 7.

They lost to the Wests Tigers by a point, and although that loss hurts, it should spark them into life against the Manly Sea Eagles.

Manly was blown off the park in the first half against the Sharks before mounting a second-half comeback. However, it wasn’t pretty to watch and the Rabbitohs might have more attacking flair in this matchup.

Betting tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs @ $1.71 Bet @ PlayUp

Rabbitohs by 4

Saturday 30/04/22

3:00pm New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders @ Moreton Daily Stadium

It’s hard to find positives about the New Zealand Warriors’ 70-10 defeat to the Melbourne Storm on Monday.

Not only do they have a quick turnaround for this game, but they are now down on troops and the confidence levels have been rocked.

There are no positives for the Canberra Raiders either, but we’re taking the Raiders to come out ahead in what could be a season-defining game for both clubs.

Betting tip: Canberra Raiders @ $1.85 Bet @ PlayUp

Raiders by 6

5:30pm Canterbury Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters @ Accor Stadium

The Canterbury Bulldogs had high hopes for 2022 but those have been quickly extinguished after a dreadful start.

They are struggling to be competitive against low-rated teams, so facing the likes of the Sydney Roosters could provide them with some problems.

Sydney comes off an upset loss to the Dragons, but it should have no problems putting away a team sitting in last place.

Betting tip: Sydney Roosters –12.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Roosters by 18

7:05pm Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys @ TIO Stadium

The Parramatta Eels turned on the jets when beating the Newcastle Knights last week and that’s excellent form.

They haven’t been the most consistent team going around, but they currently sit in third place and we think they’re much better than the Cowboys.

North Queensland has done well to sit in fifth, but it’s about to get harder and it could struggle to string wins together.

Take the Eels to score a comfortable victory.

Betting tip: Parramatta Eels –11.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Eels by 14

Sunday 1/05/22

2:00pm Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm @ McDonald Jones Stadium

It was a clinic from the Melbourne Storm against the Warriors and that confidence could carry over to Sunday’s game against the Knights.

It’s reflected in betting markets, which have the Storm at –18.5. It’s a big line to cover, especially on the road, so the Knights will need to muster.

Despite these teams heading in different directions, we think the Knights can keep it close enough to cover the spread.

Betting tip: Newcastle Knights +18.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp

Storm by 16

4:05pm St George Dragons vs Wests Tigers @ WIN Stadium

The St George Dragons held on to beat the Roosters last week and that should give them plenty of confidence against the Tigers.

It was a professional defensive outing for the Dragons, who can be hard for punters to trust, but it’s a step in the right direction.

The Tigers have won two on the bounce and there is value in the $2.45 head-to-head price. If they can play at their best, it’s a price worth taking and we’re putting our faith in them.

Betting tip: Wests Tigers @ $2.45 Bet @ PlayUp

Tigers by 4


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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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