Australian NRL Odds: Top Must-Bet Matches in Round 20

Australian NRL Odds: Top Must-Bet Matches in Round 20

Written by on July 12, 2023

The National Rugby League involves teams throughout Australia and New Zealand and has a regular-season schedule consisting of 24 matches, followed by an eight-team playoff that ends in the Grand Final, which determines the premiership. The current premiers are the Penrith Panthers. They currently are tied with the Brisbane Broncos, with 28 points, although the Panthers have a match in hand.

Let’s look at the top matches to consider for your online Rugby betting decisions.


Australian NRL Odds Betting Analysis: Top Matches from Round 20


Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers

When: Friday july 14, at 8:00 PM ET
Where: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, Australia
Streaming: FuboTV, Peakcock

The Knights still have a chance to make into the top eight, and beating the Tigers would help them immensely with just a few matches left in the regular season. They routed the Bulldogs, 66-0, in their last match, and coming home to play in front of a raucous sellout will give them even more momentum. The Knights have a way of running up the score at home, and the Tigers have one of the worst defenses in the league.

The Tigers did play better last time, but it did not give them enough to deliver the win, and their defense will struggle against a Newcastle team that found renewed confidence last week and seems to have found their offensive rhythm. The point total for this game is 40.5, so taking the over makes a lot of sense. Over 40.5

Bet on the Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers!


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Brisbane Broncos

When: Saturday july 15, at 3:00 PM ET
Where: Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore, Australia
Streaming: FuboTV, Peakcock

The Bulldogs are a young team, and sometimes youth has a huge upside, as we saw last week when they stopped the Rabbitohs. The Broncos are a more experienced team, though, and that savvy could pay dividends. Brisbane has won four of the last five matches against the Bulldogs, but this time around, Brisbane will not have Reece Walsh or Payne Haas, and enforcer Patrick Carrigan has been listed as a reserve. The Broncos need to keep winning as they sit in that tie at the top of the table. Broncos to win and cover.

Bet on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Brisbane Broncos (-7.5)!


Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm

When: Saturday july 15, at 7:35 PM ET
Where: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Streaming: FuboTV, Peakcock

The Origin stars for both teams have been listed as backups, making this outcome a bit difficult to handicap. The Roosters have won just three times in their last 10 matches against the Storm, although most of those losses came on the road. The Storm’s Origin trio (Xavier Coates, Harry Grant, and Cameron Munster would only have a couple days of rest, which could make the difference. The Storm could win, but the Roosters should keep this one close. Roosters to cover.

Bet on the Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm (-4.5)!


Paramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans

When: Sunday july 16, at 6:15 PM ET
Where: CommBank Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Streaming: FuboTV, Peakcock

Paramatta usually plays very well at home, but they took an ugly loss against the Warriors in front of their own fans last week. The Eels have not lost to the Titans at home since they moved to their updated stadium. The Eels do have their Origin stars returning, and their offense thrives behind Maika Sivo. The Eels have converted 47 percent of their tries down the left side this year, and the Titans have given up 43 percent of tries on the corresponding side of their defense, so the Fijian star should have plenty of room to operate. Eels to win.

Bet on the Paramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans!


Australian NRL Standings

Updated at July 12th, 2023.

Pos. Team P W D L DIF PTS
1 Panthers 16 11 0 5 193 28
2 Broncos 17 12 0 5 95 28
3 Sharks 16 10 0 6 134 26
4 Storm 16 10 0 6 65 26
5 Raiders 17 11 0 6 -55 26
6 Warriors 17 10 0 7 78 24
7 Eels 17 9 0 8 96 22
8 Rabbitohs 18 10 0 8 92 22
9 Cowboys 17 9 0 8 38 22
10 Sea Eagles 16 7 1 8 -24 21
11 Titans 16 7 0 9 -33 20
12 Dolphins 17 8 0 9 0 20
13 Roosters 16 7 0 9 -92 20
14 Knights 16 6 1 9 0 19
15 Bulldogs 17 6 0 11 -216 16
16 Dragons 17 4 0 13 -137 12
17 West Tigers 16 3 0 13 -179 12

P: Played | W: Wins | D: Draws | L: Lost | DIFF: Difference | PTS: Points

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