The Sydney Roosters will be looking to take care of business when they host the Canberra Raiders in their round 10 NRL matchup on Thursday. With Sydney looking to and extend their winning ways and Canberra looking to snap out of an ugly funk, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this rematch of last season’s NRL Grand Final pairing so you can plan ahead your bets against their NRL odds.
NRL Raiders Vs Roosters Round 10
Why Bet On The Roosters
The Roosters are sitting in fourth place in the NRL standings with 12 points. Sydney has scored a league-leading 268 points while allowing just 112 points defensively (+156), good for the second fewest in the league. The Roosters have gone 3-1 t home and 3-2 on the road and come into this affair off an emphatic 42-16 spanking of the Cowboys on Thursday that I predicted almost perfectly in the MyBookie news section last week. Matt Ikuvalu led the way to victory by scoring a whopping five tries while Luke Keary added a pair of tries and Sitili Tupouniua added another. Kyle Flanagan went 5-for-8 on conversions in the win as the Roosters exploded in the second half after hitting the break up just 12-6.
Why Bet On The Raiders
The Raiders are sitting in seventh place in the NRL standings with 10 points. Canberra has scored 164 points this season while allowing 133 points defensively (+31). The Raiders have gone 2-3 at home, but a near-perfect 3-1 on the road. After winning three straight and four of five to open the season, Canberra has now lost three of their last four games and four of six overall, including a crushing 20-14 loss against the Storm on Saturday. Josh Papalii, Nick Cotric and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad all scored tries in the loss while Jared Coker went 1-for-3 on conversions. Canberra gave up three tries but allowed Cameron Smith to convert all three conversion attempts while adding a penalty goal.
General Match Info Canberra Raiders (5-0-4) vs Sydney Roosters (6-0-3)
- When: Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:50 AM ET
- Where: Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
- Raiders Vs Roosters Live: Nine/Fox Sports
- Handicap: Roosters -10.5
- Money Lines: Roosters -400 / Raiders +300
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While only one victory separates these two rivals heading into this clash, the fact of the matter is that the defending champion Roosters are clearly the better team at both ends of the pitch. Not only that, but the Roosters have won three straight in this rivalry including their hard-fought 14-8 championship game win to cap off the 2019 campaign. Sydney has won six of their last seven matches while scoring at least 24 points in each victory while topping the 40-point plateau twice along the way and the 50-point mark once. Canberra is struggling to score, having been limited to 18 points or less in three of their last four losses and that just doesn’t bode well heading into this huge matchup against the two-time defending champs. The Roosters get it done in this one, but not by the 11 points they’ll need in order to cover the chalk. Sydney wins, but Canberra covers the chalk.
Pick: Roosters 26 Raiders 18
Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 10 Matches
- 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
- Cowboys vs Panthers – Sunday 19th July, 04:30 AM | Panthers Stadium, Penrith