The 2nd placed Brisbane Broncos play their 7th NRL Friday night game in a row when they play hosts to the Canberra Raiders. The Broncos are favourites heading into this clash with the head to head odds having show some movement recently (Peter Wallace - ruled out). In the last hour the NRL Odds for the Broncos have moved at Pinnacle Sports from $1.37 to $1.43 and the Raiders have come in from $3.42 to $3.09. Currently the Broncos are trading from $1.43 up to $1.46 and the Raiders are from $2.75 to $3.09. No doubt there will be more movement before kick off so no matter who you like in this one, it is worth comparing our live odds to find the best prices. In the NRL line handicap market Sportsbet.com.au and Centrebet both have the line at Broncos -6.5 Raiders +6.5 while Luxbet have -/+ 7 and Pinnacle have -/+7.5.
The Brisbane Broncos lone loss this season was against the Cowboys in round 2 (26-28) while they were too good for PAR (18-6), NEW (24-10), STH (20-12), STG (28-20) and WST (18-14). The Broncos have averaged 22.83 points per game and allowed an average of 15 for a differential of +7.33. In NRL betting results the Broncos are 4-2 against the line handicap bet +$180 and 5-1 +$242 against the head to head odds.
Canberra is coming off a (32-12) win over the Warriors down in the nation's capital last weekend. That win takes the Raiders to 3-3 for the season with their other wins coming against the Titans (24-12) and the Tigers (30-16). The Raiders 3 losses have come against the Storm (19-24), Roosters (8-14) and Cowboys (6-22). Canberra has a positive point's differential of +3.16 due to their average 19.83 points per game while allowing 16.67. The Raiders have a 3-3 (-$15) record against the NRL betting line and are +$157 against the head to head odds.
With 9 regular season games over the past 5 seasons the Broncos have won 5 to the Raiders 4. The telling stats that we can see from the above table are that the home team has won 7 of the last 9 games and the starting favourite leads 6-3. The Canberra Raiders have only won once in Brisbane from their last 5 starts while the average game total has been 41.11 points.
The verdict - Our numbers here at BetonFooty.com.au are pretty much in agreement with the bookies lines and the recent movements have only brought the two closer, so no plays there and we will evaluate the total once posted.