NRL Good Friday footy sees the South Sydney Rabbitohs (2-3) taking on the Canterbury Bulldogs (4-1), 4.00pm at ANZ Stadium. The early betting line for this game has the Rabbitohs as underdogs with their line handicap ranging from +2.5 to +3.5. The NRL Odds also differ slightly amongst the early line bookmakers with South Sydney at $2.15 to $2.25 on the money line and Canterbury $1.65 to $1.70.
South Sydney is coming off their 2nd win for the season which was achieved in dramatic style. Down by 12 points with 4 minutes to go Souths were able to force the game to extra time where Greg Inglis managed a field goal, sealing the come from behind victory and taking Souths to 2-3 for the season. South Sydney's season thus far has seen them beaten by SYD (20-24), MEL (10-24) and BRI (12-20) while they have gotten up against PEN (40-24) and WST (17-16). They have averaged 19.8 points per game and conceded 21.6 for a negative differential of -1.8. In NRL betting results the Rabbitohs are (1-4) -$305 against the NRL Line Handicap and against the Head to Head betting odds they are (2-3) -$148.4.
The Canterbury Bulldogs are 4-1 for the season with wins over Penrith (22-14), St George Illawarra (30-4), New Zealand (32-18) and Gold Coast (30-20) with their only defeat being against Newcastle (6-20). The Bulldogs have averaged 24 points per game while allowing an average of 15.2 for a positive point's differential of +8.8. In NRL betting when Canterbury have won straight up they have also covered the line handicap, giving them a line betting record of (4-1) +$280. In NRL Head to Head betting the Bulldogs have been the most profitable team this season showing +$357.9 (for $100 bets each week) as per BetonFooty.com.au's NRL Head to Head Betting Results table.
Over the last 5 regular seasons these two teams have met 9 times with the Bulldogs winning 7 to the Rabbitohs 2. Last season the Bulldogs started both games as favourites $1.65 (-4) and $1.61 (-4.5) and won both games comfortably (28-19) and (36-24) covering the handicap in both. The average game total between these to side over the last 5 years is 46.67 points.
The verdict - Our numbers here at BetonFooty.com.au agree with the current odds and lines, so no plays there. We will keep an eye out for the over under total once released and the weather.