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NRL Round 17, Tips & Previews

Check out the preview and best bets in NRL Round 17.

The NRL season charges into Round 17 and even though it’s a small handful of games, the best bets are here nonetheless.

With the markets suggesting lopsided results for the favourites, the team at BetDeluxe still find a heap of opportunities to make an earn!


Manly vs. Canberra

July 8th 7:50pm

The top four charge for Manly ensues when it meets an underwhelming Canberra Raiders outfit on Thursday night. 

Manly devastated Canterbury with a 66-0 victory last week as Tom Trbojevic and Reuben Harris tore the Bulldogs defence to bits. 

The Raiders, meanwhile, were on the receiving end of a 44-6 loss against Gold Coast which relegated them to 13th on the ladder. 

It has been a season well short of what Canberra and its fans expected. 

A game against such an in-form Sea Eagles squad is exactly what Ricky Stuart would have been dreading. 

Trbojevic and Garrick run amok for the second week running but the last three games between the these teams have been close. 

Last year it was a 14-6 win in favour of Manly but expect that scoreline to have a bit more a leaning towards the men in burgundy and white. 

Suggested Bets: Manly Sea Eagles -15.5 at $1.89

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Manly head to head (SGM SPECIAL)
Leg 2: Total points scored under 48.5
Leg 3: R. Garrick anytime tryscorer 
Combined odds = $4.75

South Sydney vs. North Queensland

July 9th 7:55pm

There might be a sizeable gap between South Sydney and North Queensland on the table but make no mistake, this will be a gruelling contest when the pair meet at Stadium Australia.

North Queensland was abysmal in its 38-0 loss against Newcastle last week but will look at their recent head to head form against the Rabbitohs as a sign it can match it with the big boys of the NRL. 

South Sydney will be wary of the close call it had in Round 14 last year when pinching a 31-30 against North Queensland in 2020 thanks to a late Adam Reynolds field goal. 

The Souths’ form leading into this clash is a 38-22 victory over Wests Tigers which made it four wins on the bounce to sit perched in third place. 

Wayne Bennett’s men will all but likely take home the winning points, but expect a big response from the Cowboys. 

Suggested Bet: North Queensland +16.5 at $1.90

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: South Sydney head to head (SGM SPECIAL)
Leg 2: North Queensland +16.5 
Leg 3: A. Johnston anytime tryscorer
Leg 4: K. Feldt anytime tryscorer
Combined odds = $6.75

Canterbury vs. Sydney

July 10th 7:35pm

Sydney will attempt to inflict more pain on an already painful Canterbury season when the pair meet at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday.

The Bulldogs were embarrassed to the tune of a 66-0 defeat against Manly last week in what was their worst performance of the season. 

It was the fourth time the Bulldogs have been held scoreless this year and it will not get any easier against a Sydney team who will on the hunt for a win receiving their fair share of a brutal beating. 

The Roosters felt the full force of Melbourne and would go down 46-0 in front of home fans at McDonald Jones Stadium. 

A seven-game winning streak against the Bulldogs should have Roosters coach Trent Robinson supremely confident of a return to the winners list even without captain James Tedesco.

Suggested Bets: Sydney -22.5 at $1.92

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Sydney head to head (SGM SPECIAL)
Leg 2: M. Ikuvalu 2+ tries
Leg 3: Total points scored under 47.5
Combined odds = $8.50

Cronulla vs. New Zealand

July 11th 4:05pm

A Warriors team that keeps on finding ways to lose travels to Sydney to meet a Sharks team that also had a day to forget last weekend.

The Warriors led by 12 with 10 minutes remaining but couldn’t hang on against the Dragons while the Sharks’ recent run of form ended with a shock loss against cellar dweller Brisbane.

Despite the troubles of turning late leads into wins, New Zealand is still just two points adrift of the eighth-placed Sharks.

It’s been a year of ‘what-ifs’ for the Warriors.

Of their 10 losses this year, six have been by a converted try or less.

If they’d gone 3-3 in those fixtures they’d be comfortably in the top eight but now this shapes as a must win clash if they are any open of making finals.

Cronulla, somehow, go into this game as the favourite despite its horrible loss to the Broncos. 

Suggested Bet: New Zealand +4.5 at $1.91

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