Canberra try to keep their finals hopes alive when they take on the first placed Canterbury Bulldogs in NRL Round 25 action. The bookmakers current NRL odds see Canberra trading between $2.70 up to $2.75 in the Head to Head market while Canterbury are priced between $1.46 up to $1.518. The Line Handicap market sees most bookies running with Canberra +6 Canterbury -6 (+/-6.5 also available) and the early over under total is O/U 44.5 points.
Canberra: The Raiders need a win to stay in the finals race and they will have to snap the Bulldogs 12 game winning streak to do so. Canberra sit in 9th place with 11 wins and 11 losses, having averaged 21.32 points per game while conceding 23.09 for a negative points differential of -1.77. Recent results have seen the green machine defeat the Roosters (24-20), Panthers (20-10) and Broncos (28-12) and go down to the Knights (6-36). NRL betting results for Canberra see them with a 10-11-1 (-$150) record against the line handicap and a 11-11 (+$457.3) record against the head to head odds.
Canterbury: Des Hasler has the Bulldogs sitting in first place with a 17-5 record. Canterbury are up the top for plenty of stats, including 1st in defense having conceded an average of 14.77 points per game, 3rd in attack having averaged 23.64 points per game, 1st in NRL Line Handicap betting results with a 17-4-1 (+$1215) record and 2nd in Head to head betting results showing a profit of (+$832.10). Over the past four weeks the Bulldogs have beaten the Tigers (23-22), Broncos (22-14), Knights (26-10) and Cowboys (32-18).
The Prediction - Our handicapping numbers here at BetonFooty.com.au agree that Canterbury should be favourites for this game, however not as short as they are. So despite our figures saying Canterbury should win, we see value in Canberra at the current odds which is a common scenario in sports betting. We have taken Canberra in the Head to Head market at odds of $2.75 and against the Line Handicap at +6.