We have expert betting tips for Super Rugby Pacific Round 13, which kicks off on Friday night with the Highlanders vs Force and the blockbuster between the Brumbies and Crusaders.
There are six Super Rugby games to bet on in Round 13 and we have our best bets available.
Super Rugby Pacific Round 13 Predictions
5:05pm Highlanders vs Force @ Forsyth Barr Stadium
The Force struggled against the Crusaders last week and it’s tough to see that form turning around in time.
It has been an awful campaign for the Australian side, but the same goes for the Highlanders, who finally got back to their best against the Reds last week.
We’re not surprised to see bookmakers open the Highlanders as firm favourites because it looks like the Force are waiving the white flag.
Betting tip: Highlanders –16.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Highlanders by 20
7:45pm Brumbies vs Crusaders @ GIO Stadium
The Brumbies showed off their premiership credentials when beating the Chiefs last week and we couldn’t believe the generous odds available.
Punters are again getting over $3 for the Brumbies, but this time they have to beat the Crusaders, who were back to their best against the Force.
The 53-15 victory should give them reason to be confident and the –6.5 line is good enough to take. We’re not overlooking the quality of the Brumbies, especially at the odds, but this is a good line for Crusaders’ backers.
Betting tip: Crusaders –6.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Crusaders by 7
2:35pm Fijian Drua vs Moana Pasifika @ CommBank Stadium
There isn’t much separating the Drua and Pasifika in betting markets and the same could happen on the field.
The Drua were hammered 67-5 by the Hurricanes last week and there were no positives to take from that effort, so we’re surprised they’re the slight favourites.
The Pasifika played better when losing 26-20 to the Waratahs, so they could have too much scoring power.
Betting tip: Moana Pasifika @ $1.94 Bet @ PlayUp
Pasifika by 6
5:05pm Blues vs Reds @ Eden Park
The Blues got back to their brilliant best with a dominating 71-28 win over the Rebels last week, which was the most impressive performance of the year.
It’s never easy to follow up that performance with another, but the Reds didn’t fire a shot against the Highlanders and that’s not a good form line.
The All Blacks talent in the Blues should rise to the occasion and cover the big spread.
Betting tip: Blues –19.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Blues by 26
7:45pm Waratahs vs Hurricanes @ Leichhardt Oval
Punters are getting a value line with the Hurricanes, who were back to their best when smashing the Fijian Drua last week.
It was a top performance, and although the Waratahs are harder to beat, they were overly impressive when beating Moana Pasifika by only six points.
There is much more attacking flair with the Hurricanes and even though they’re playing on the road, they should be too good and cover the generous –6.5 line.
Betting tip: Hurricanes –6.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Hurricanes by 12
2:00pm Rebels vs Chiefs @ Melbourne Stadium
The Chiefs will be hoping for a rebound effort after being stunned by the Brumbies last week, but that shouldn’t be too difficult against the Rebels.
Bookmakers have the line at 15.5 points after the Rebels were beaten 71-28 last week, which was a dismal effort on defence.
Based on what we have seen recently, the Rebels have shut up shop and have little interest in fighting for their season. Therefore, take the Chiefs to score a comfortable win.
Betting tip: Chiefs –15.5 @ $1.90 Bet @ PlayUp
Chiefs by 22
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