St George host Canterbury in NRL Round 15 Friday Night action. In the current NRL head to head odds market the Dragons are trading between $2.15 up to $2.27 while for the Bulldogs to get the win the odds range between $1.65 up to $1.72. The line handicap is St George +3.5 Canterbury -3.5 with lines of +/-2 and +/-3 also available.
St George Illawarra: The Dragons are coming off the bye with their previous 3 games seeing them lose to Manly (8-20), defeat Sydney (30-12) and lose to Souths (18-19). The Dragons attacking woes has them averaging only 14.62 points per game while allowing 17.23 for a -2.61 points differential. Sitting in 10th spot on the ladder the Dragons have a 6-7 record. Against the NRL line handicap bet St George are the worst performers in the league with a 4-9 (-$520) record and against the head to head odds they are -$235. Despite a mediocre season to date the Dragons do hold a strong record at home where they are 5-1.
Canterbury: Des Hasler's Bulldogs are also coming off the bye and will be looking to replicate their round two 26 point win over the Dragons (30-4). Comfortably sitting in 3rd spot on the ladder Canterbury have won 8 and lost 5. They have averaged 21.92 points per game while conceding 14.85 for a differential of +7.07. The Bulldogs last 3 games have resulted in wins over Souths (23-18), Parramatta (14-12) and Cronulla (26-60. In NRL betting this season the Bulldogs have been profitable against both the head to head odds and line handicap. They are 9-3-1 (+$555) against the line and +$221.20 against the money line as per the BetonFooty.com.au NRL Odds Results Statistics Section.
|28/07/07||2.22||4||St. George Illawarra||24||28||Canterbury||-4||1.75|
|19/04/08||1.65||-4.5||Canterbury||30||18||St. George Illawarra||4.5||2.4|
|28/07/08||1.51||-6.5||St. George Illawarra||30||0||Canterbury||6.5||2.79|
|15/05/09||1.65||-4||St. George Illawarra||20||18||Canterbury||4||2.39|
|19/03/10||1.54||-5||St. George Illawarra||26||6||Canterbury||5||2.67|
|14/05/10||2.71||6||Canterbury||6||19||St. George Illawarra||-6||1.53|
|10/04/11||1.56||-5||St. George Illawarra||25||6||Canterbury||5||2.62|
|13/05/11||2.76||5.5||Canterbury||10||15||St. George Illawarra||-5.5||1.51|
|10/03/12||2.43||4.5||Canterbury||30||4||St. George Illawarra||-4.5||1.63|
St George v Canterbury History: The Dragons have the better winning stats over the last 9 regular season games between these two teams. The home team has won 6 lost 2 and drawn 1. The starting favourite v underdog record is 7-1-1 and the team who has won outright has also managed to cover the line handicap bet 6-2-1. The last time they met was in round 2 this season where the Bulldogs started as $2.43 (+4.5) underdogs winning easily and covering the line by 30.50 points.
The Prediction - Our numbers here at BetonFooty.com.au show a little value on the Dragons at their current odds but not quite enough for us to make a play. We will keep an eye on the over under total once the bookies release their lines.