The Sydney Roosters host the North Queensland Cowboys at TIO Stadium Darwin in NRL round 7. If either side were to be given a home field advantage for this game the Cowboys would probably be the side to get it. Comparing our Live NRL Odds we see that currently the Roosters are priced at odds between $2.25 up to $2.35 in the head to head market and the Cowboys are priced between $1.63 to $1.67. In the NRL line handicap market the Roosters are getting between +2.5 to +3.5 points start and the over under total is between O/U 38.5 to O/U 39.5 depending on the bookmaker.
The Roosters head into this game as underdogs, despite having a better win loss record than the Cowboys. Sydney has had 4 wins, over Souths (24-20), Canberra (14-8), New Zealand (26-8) and Gold Coast (18-12) while their 2 losses have been against Penrith (0-18) and Melbourne (4-44). They are sporting a -4 points differential having averaged 14.33 points per game and allowing an average of 18.33. In NRL betting results the Roosters are 4-2 +$180 against the line handicap and +$262 against the head to head odds (for $100 bets each week).
The North Queensland Cowboys will be looking to regroup and put some of the things they learnt from the lesson the Storm gave them last week, into practice. The Cowboys are 3-3 with losses to the Titans (0-18), Sharks (14-20) and Storm (18-42) while their wins have been against the Broncos (28-26), Eels (42-6) and Raiders (22-6). Johnathan Thurston’s Cowboys have been averaging 20.67 points per game while conceding 19.67 for a point’s differential of +1. Against the NRL line handicap North Queensland are 3-3 -$15 and against the head to head betting odds they are showing a profit of +$54.
The last 5 years has seen 8 regular season games between these two teams, with the Roosters winning 3 and the Cowboys 5. The team who wins outright has covered the line handicap 7 times with the other game being a push. The average game total is 48.38 over their last 8 games with totals of (49, 94, 52, 46, 48, 46, 26, 26) with all bar the last two meeting being high scoring affairs.
The verdict - Our handicapping numbers here at BetonFooty.com.au pretty much agree with the odds and lines on offer, so no action on this game.