Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans
Canberra Stadium, 5:30pm (local)
The poor old Titans have been getting crushed by injuries but they keep getting back up and having a crack. Today they are charged with beating the Raiders in Canberra, no easy feat. Halfback Scott Prince could be in doubt but it won’t change my tip from the Raiders to hang on in a high scoring close one.
Mike’s Best Bets: $66 on the ‘Over’ 44 points option at $1.90 in the Over/Under betting (Sportingbet) Remember footy fans, if it’s 44 exactly, we get a refund!
Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys
Parramatta Stadium, 7:30pm (local)
The Eels have been lacklustre at best in Rounds 2 and 3, and despite only being Round 4, I think they need a win today so that their confidence doesn’t take too much of a hit. The Cowboys high after beating the Storm last week would have been short lived as they turned their focus to tonight’s game to prove to their fans they can do it away from home. Watch for Thurston firing bullet passes to the wings in a bid to catch the defence off guard.
Mike’s Best Bets: None