NRL ROUND 17
Panthers v Warriors
The Warriors have a good opportunity here to bounce back following their unlucky loss to the Sharks last week and they’ll be buoyed by their amazing 2018 away record (6 – 1) taking on a Panthers side who are without most of their attacking might.
The Panthers are limping through the back end of the season and coming under some pressure as they’ve looked average at times without their glue at Hooker Peter Wallace (retired) and with other injuries and origin duties taking their toll.
The Warriors are missing Tohu Harris here but are otherwise looking at full strength and are likely to cause the Panthers defence major headaches as Luke, Johnson and RTS all take control. The only question here is by how much the Warriors will win and we’ll back them by plenty. Pick – 4 units on Warriors -5.5 or better point start (BEST BET)
Titans v Broncos
There are surprisingly few origin call ups from both these sides with the Broncos missing four players and the Titans two, leaving us with a tasty line up of attacking talent to light up the scoreboard.
The Titans have grown as an attacking unit as the seasons progressed and Taylor is starting to earn his large pay packet; they always tend to lift in this local derby too, easily accounting for the Broncos in round four by 26-14.
This is a late-afternoon game with fine weather forecast and despite origin duties both sides are still left with quality attacking players, enough so to keep the scoreboard operators busy. This will be a display of fine attacking footy from both sides played in dry, late-afternoon conditions between two sides very capable of finding the try line. Pick – 3 units on total combined points ‘over’ 43.5
WEEK RESULTS STAKES ROI BEST BET SOO 3 +5.25 4 130% N/A Week Seventeen -7 7 -100% LOST Week Sixteen -1.7 11 -15% LOST Week Fifteen -3.87 17 -23% LOST Week Fourteen +3.44 10 34% WON SOO 1 +3.64 4 91% N/A Week Thirteen -7 7 -100% LOST Week Twelve +6.34 13 49% WON Week Eleven +1.24 15 8% WON Week Ten +3.96 12 33% WON Week Nine +9.67 10 97% WON Week Eight -1.09 13 8% LOST Week Seven +18.27 15 123% WON Week Six -3.51 15 -23% LOST Week Five -3.3 15 -22% LOST Week Four +3.6 11 33% N/A Week Three -7 7 -100% LOST Week Two -4.5 12 -38% LOST Week One -5.27 11 -48% LOST Total +11.17 209 5% 38%