Rugby Bets Picks and Odds for March 2-5, 2023
- Feb 21, 2023, 10:13:44 PM
Melbourne Storm vs. Parramatta Eels (March 2, 2023)
Melbourne Storm comes into this game with a stronger defense, allowing only 13.3 points per game, which is significantly lower than the Eels' average of 21.8. The Eels have won their last two games, but the Storm has a better record and is expected to win this game by at least three points.
Pick: Melbourne Storm (-147)
Newcastle Knights vs. New Zealand Warriors (March 3, 2023)
New Zealand Warriors have been playing well recently, winning five of their last six games. The Knights have a weaker defense and are allowing an average of 24.6 points per game, while the Warriors' defense is stronger, allowing only 19.8 points per game. The Warriors are expected to win this game by at least six points.
Pick: New Zealand Warriors (-169)
Brisbane Broncos vs. Penrith Panthers (March 3, 2023)
Penrith Panthers have won their last 10 games, and they are expected to continue their winning streak against the Broncos, who have lost their last four games. The Panthers have a much stronger offense, averaging 30.5 points per game, while the Broncos are only averaging 16.5 points per game. The Panthers are expected to win this game by at least 12 points.
Pick: Penrith Panthers (-435)
Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (March 4, 2023)
The Bulldogs are coming off a win against the Titans, and they have a stronger defense than the Sea Eagles, who have lost their last three games. The Bulldogs have a good record at home, and they are expected to win this game by at least two points.
Pick: Canterbury Bulldogs (+110)
Canberra Raiders vs. North Queensland Cowboys (March 4, 2023)
The Raiders have a better record than the Cowboys and are coming off a win against the Warriors. The Cowboys have lost their last four games, and they have a weaker defense, allowing an average of 22.3 points per game. The Raiders are expected to win this game by at least seven points.
Pick: Canberra Raiders (+190)
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Cronulla Sutherland Sharks (March 4, 2023)
The Rabbitohs have won their last two games and have a better record than the Sharks. The Rabbitohs have a stronger offense, averaging 24.5 points per game, while the Sharks are only averaging 20.3 points per game. The Rabbitohs are expected to win this game by at least two points.
Pick: South Sydney Rabbitohs (-128)
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Cronulla Sutherland Sharks
The Rabbitohs have been strong this season, with a 10-3 record putting them in second place in the NRL. They have an excellent offense, led by the likes of Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker, who have combined for 18 tries so far this season. The Rabbitohs also have a solid defense, allowing just 14.4 points per game, which is the second-best mark in the NRL.
Meanwhile, the Sharks have struggled this season, sitting near the bottom of the table with a 4-9 record. They have had issues on both sides of the ball, scoring just 16.5 points per game while allowing 25.3 points per game. The Sharks will need to step up their game if they want to have a chance against the Rabbitohs.
Pick: South Sydney Rabbitohs (-1.5 @ -118)
Sydney Roosters vs. Dolphins
The Roosters have been one of the dominant teams in the NRL this season, with a 10-3 record putting them in second place in the league. They have a potent offense, scoring a league-high 31.5 points per game, and a strong defense that has allowed just 15.2 points per game. The Roosters are led by James Tedesco, who has been one of the best players in the league this season.
On the other hand, the Dolphins have struggled in their first season in the NRL, winning just one of their first 13 games. They have the worst offense in the league, scoring just 12.2 points per game, and their defense has allowed 28.6 points per game. The Dolphins will have a tough time keeping up with the Roosters in this matchup.
Pick: Sydney Roosters (-16.5 @ -112)
Gold Coast Titans vs. Wests Tigers
The Titans and Tigers have both had up-and-down seasons, with each team sitting at 6-7 on the year. The Titans have been led by David Fifita, who has scored 10 tries this season, while the Tigers have been powered by the likes of James Roberts and Moses Mbye.
The Tigers have been slightly better on both sides of the ball, scoring 22.2 points per game and allowing 23.5 points per game, while the Titans have scored 20.2 points per game and allowed 22.7 points per game. This matchup could go either way, but the Tigers should have the edge.
Pick: Wests Tigers (-1.5, -112)