South Sydney host Manly in NRL Round 23 Friday Night action. Bookmakers currently have the Rabbitohs as slight favourites with the the latest NRL odds showing South Sydney priced between $1.78 up to $1.85 in the Head to Head market while Manly are trading between $2.00 up to $2.05. The Line Handicap is Souths -1.5 Manly +1.5 and the over under total line is yet to be posted.
South Sydney: The Rabbitohs continued on their winning ways last week with a (22-18) win over the Gold Coast. They will welcome back Issac Luke (suspension) and Roy Asotasi (injury) for this game with both players being named on the bench. The Bunnies other recent results have seen them defeat the Tigers (32-16), Dragons (36-14) and Roosters (24-22). They are sitting in 2nd place on the ladder with 14 wins and 6 losses having averaged 24.5 points per game while allowing 19.15 for a differential of +5.35. South Sydney has a 13-7 (+$535) record against the line handicap bet and they have also been profitable against the head to head odds, showing a profit of +$305.90 (for $100 bets each week).
Manly: The Sea Eagles are sitting in 4th place on the ladder with 12 wins and 8 losses. In recent weeks they have beaten North Queensland (8-6) and New Zealand (24-22) and lost against Canterbury (12-30) and Newcastle (6-32). Manly have a points per game differential of +1.85 having averaged 19.60 points in attack while allowing 17.75 on defense. In betting results the Sea Eagles are 8-10-2 (-$240) against the line handicap and they are +$2.5 against the head to head odds.
The prediction - BetonFooty.com.au's handicapping numbers see value in the Rabbitohs in this one. We have taken South Sydney in the Head to Head market at $1.909.