The Wests Tigers host the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval in NRL Round 11 Friday Night Football. The latest NRL Odds sees the bookmakers having this game evenly matched with Wests head to head odds trading between $1.83 up to $1.917 and the Warriors are between $1.94 up to $2.00. Where a line handicap is being offered the line is Wests -1.5 New Zealand +1.5.
The Wests Tigers: The Tigers picked up two valuable points last week care of the bye. After 6 rounds Tim Sheens Tigers were 1-5 with 2 competition points, four weeks on they are in 9th spot with a 4-5 record and sitting on 10 competition points. While Wests numbers have turned around and are starting to look more respectable, it is worth looking at who they have played in recent weeks. Last week was the bye, round 9 saw a 1 point (15-14) win over the 14th placed Titans, round 8 was a 1 point (31-30) win over the last placed Eels and round 7 was a comfortable (30-0) win over 15th placed Penrith. In the last 4 weeks the Tigers have had a week off and played the three lowest ranking teams.
In Wests other NRL-Results this season they have lost to MAN (18-22), STG (12-36), CAN (16-30), STH (16-17) and BRI (14-18) with their other victory being against CRO (17-16) in round 1. The Tigers have averaged 18.78 points per game while allowing 20.33 for a differential of -1.55. At home they are 1-3 with a (-4.5) differential and on the road they are 3-2 (+.80). In NRL betting results the Wests Tigers are 3-6 -$315 against the line handicap bet and -$317 against the head to head odds (for $100 bets each week).
The New Zealand Warriors: The Warriors have enjoyed playing 3 of their last 4 games at home, all of which they won taking their home record to 4-2 (+6 points differential). Playing away from home has been a problem thus far where the Warriors are 1-3 (-10 point DIFF). Overall New Zealand are in 8th spot with a 5-5 record having beaten SYD (30-26), BRI (30-20), STH (44-22), GC (26-6) and PAR (36-20), with their losses being against MEL 14-32), CAN (12-32), SYD (8-26) and MAN (20-26). In NRL betting results the Warriors are 4-6 (-$220) against the line handicap and -$188.60 against the money line odds.
Ins and Outs: At this stage the Tigers will be without Robbie Farah (Origin) and injured players Gerth Ellis, Chris Heighington, James Tedesco and Matt Groat. The Warriors injury list includes Jerome Ropati, Nathan Friend, Kevin Locke and Micheal Luck.
Tigers v Warriors Winning Margin Odds: A comparison of the leading Online Bookmakers winning margin odds for this game sees that currently the highest priced odds for Wests by 1-12 points is $3.15, Wests by 13+ $4.50 while for the Warriors by 1-12 $3.35 and for the Warriors by 13+ $4.65 with the draw at $26.
Betting History Wests v New Zealand: There have been 7 regular season clashes between these two teams over the past 5 seasons, with the Tigers having won 4 to the Warriors 3. The team who wins outright has covered the line handicap 7-0, Home v Away record is 3-4, Favourite v Underdog is 3-4 and the average total is 43.34 points. Last season they met twice with the Tigers winning both encounters, at home as $1.49 (-6.5) favourites (20-12) and in New Zealand as $2.53 (+4.5) Underdogs (26-22).
The Prediction - here at BetonFooty.com.au our handicapping numbers don't show enough value in either team here to warrant a bet. We will keep an eye out for the over under total line once the bookies post their numbers.