THE LONG HARD LOOK WITH MIKE WILSON
Melbourne Storm v Sydney Roosters
AAMI Park, 7pm
Storm $1.75 Roosters $2.10
State of Origin leaves the Storm without Cam Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk. Not ideal. But can the remaining Storm players overcome by a huge amount of injuries? It’s hard to pick when you are basically looking at a whole new Storm side with no real form. At least the Roosters have a first class 6 and 7 in Braith Anasta and Todd Carney respectively. The Roosters scored an upset win against the Warriors at home last week which has left many wondering if it marked the point in 2011 that the Roosters turned their season around. If it was the defining moment, then they should win this one.
Mike’s Best Bet: $35 on the Roosters +2.0 @ $1.94 (Sportsbet)