The Canterbury Bulldogs host the Manly Sea Eagles in Friday night footy action. Checking the bookmakers latest NRL Odds we see the Bulldogs trading between $1.94 up to $1.99 in the Head to Head market while the Sea Eagles odds range between $1.88 up to $1.935. Not much to report in the line handicap market, with the game being priced up around 50/50 most bookies are not offering a line. The early line on the over under total is O/U 36 points.
Canterbury: The Bulldogs have started the season 1-3, going down to the Cowboys (12-24), Storm (18-22) and Rabbitohs (12-17) with their lone win coming in round 2 against the Eels (20-16). Des Hasler's men have averaged 15.5 points per game while conceding 19.75 for a points per game differential of -4.25. In NRL Line Betting Results Canterbury is 2-2 -$10 (for $100 bets each week) and they are -$227 in head to head betting results. No doubt Ben Barba and Frank Pritchard will be better off for the run last week, but can they help lift their side to victory against Manly's steel-like defense?
Manly: The Sea Eagles have started the season strongly and find themselves sitting 3rd on the ladder with a 3-1 record. They have averaged 23.5 points per game in attack while allowing an average of only 7.5 points on defense for a differential of +16. Recent results for Manly include wins against the Broncos (22-14), Knights (32-0) and Tigers (26-0) and a loss against the Titans (14-16). In betting results the Sea Eagles are 3-1 (+$185) against the line handicap and $100 bets each week on them in the head to head market would be showing a profit of +$194.
Canterbury v Manly History: Over the past 10 regular season encounters between these two clubs it is Manly who holds the advantage 6-4. The home v away record is 4-6 and the starting favourite v underdog is 5-5. The winning team has covered the line handicap on all bar one occasion (9-0-1) and the average game total is 38.70 points.
The Prediction: Here at BetonFooty.com.au Our handicapping numbers see some value on offer here and we have taken the Manly Sea Eagles at $1.935 in the head to head market and we have taken them against the line handicap at -2 $2.05.