The Penrith Panthers will look to keep the good times rolling when they host a reeling North Queensland Cowboys squad that is completely and utterly desperate heading into this clash. With the Panthers looking to build on their championship hopes and the Cowboys looking for the insanely huge upset, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this round 10 matchup, along with their NRL odds.
NRL Cowboys Vs Panthers Round 10
Why Bet On The Panthers
Penrith is sitting in second place in the NRL standings with 15 points. The Panthers have scored 218 points this season while allowing 134 points defensively (+84). Penrith has gone a perfect 4-0 at home and a nearly unblemished 3-1 on the road this season. The Panthers come into this clash riding the wave of a solid, four-game winning streak that includes an overpowering 56-24 smackdown road win over the Cronulla Sharks on Saturday. Charlie Staines scored a stellar four tries while Stephen Crichton added a pair of tries. Brent Naden, Liam Martin, Dylan Edwards and Billy Burns also added tries in the win while Nathan Cleary went 7-for-10 on conversions and 1-for-1 on penalty goals.
Why Bet On The Cowboys
North Queensland is sitting in 12th place in the 16-team NRL standings with six points. The Cowboys have scored 195 points this season while allowing a league-high 253 points defensively (-58). North Queensland has gone 2-3 at home and 1-3 on the road this season. The Cowboys have lost two straight and five of their last six games including a 42-16 home loss against the two-time defending champion Sydney Roosters on Thursday. Reece Robinson scored a pair of tries and Coen Hess added another while Kyle Feldt went 2-for-3 on conversions. Still, it wasn’t nearly enough as the Cowboys gave up a whopping eight tries and five conversions in the loss while getting outscored 30-10 in the second half.
General Match Info North Queensland Cowboys (3-0-6) vs Penrith Panthers (7-1-1)
- When: Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 1:05 AM ET
- Where: Panthers Stadium, Penrith
- Cowboys Vs Panthers Live: Nine/Fox Sports
- Handicap: Panthers -14.5
- Money Lines: Panthers -660 / Cowboys +450
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While the Cowboys have won each of the last two meetings and three of the last five overall, right now, these two teams couldn’t be at further ends of the spectrum. Penrith has scored 23 more points than North Queensland while simultaneously allowing a whopping 118 fewer points than the Cowboys. Not only that, but Penrith is also unbeaten at home this season while North Queensland has lost three of their four road dates this season. The Cowboys have been limited to just 20 combined points over their last two matches and that just won’t be nearly good enough to take down a Penrith squad that has some legitimate championship hopes this season. If you’re worried about the big spread, I wouldn’t be. The Panthers will not only get the win in this contest, but they’ll get it in emphatic fashion to cover the spread as a 14.5-point home favorite.
Pick: Panthers 36 Cowboys 16
Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 10 Matches
- Raiders vs Roosters – Thursday 16th July, 05:50 AM | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
- Titans vs Storm – Friday 17th July, 04:00 AM | Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
- Broncos vs Wests Tigers – Friday 17th July, 05:55 AM | Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
- Bulldogs vs Dragons – Friday 17th July, 01:00 AM | WIN Stadium, Wollongong
- Knights vs Rabbitohs – Saturday 18th July, 03:30 AM | Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
- Eels vs Sea Eagles – Saturday 18th July, 05:35 AM | Lottoland, Sydney
- Sharks vs Warriors – Saturday 18th July, 02:05 AM | Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast