The odds are giving the Parramatta Eels about a 37% chance of getting their second win of the season when they take on the Canterbury Bulldogs, in NRL Round 9 Friday night action. Comparing the current NRL Odds we find Parramatta available at odds of between $2.60 up to $2.84 in the head to head market while Canterbury are trading between $1.46 up to $1.50. The line handicap depending upon bookmaker is between Parramatta +6 Canterbury -6 and +/-6.5. Note: This game is being played at ANZ Stadium so essentially it is a home game for the Bulldogs.
Parramatta: The Eels fell short by just 1 point last week after the Tigers fell asleep at the wheel of a 31-0 lead. That narrow loss took the Eels to 1-7 for the season, keeping them in last place on the ladder. Parramatta has averaged 15.13 points per game while allowing an average of 28 for a point’s differential of -12.87. In NRL betting results Parramatta are 2-5-1 (-$310) against the line handicap and they are -$448 against the NRL head to head odds (for $100 bets each week).
Canterbury: The Bulldogs are coming off two tight contests against quality sides in Melbourne and Manly both of which they lost. Des Hasler's Canterbury Bulldogs are 4-4 for the season with NRL Results showing wins over PEN (22-14), STG (30-4), NZ (32-18) and GC (30-20) while their losses have been against NEW (6-20), STH (10-20), MEL (6-12) and MAN (10-12). Canterbury has scored an average of 18.25 points per game while allowing 15 for a positive differential of +3.25 points per game. In NRL betting results thus far the Bulldogs are 5-2-1 (+$275) against the line handicap and against the NRL Head to Head odds they are showing a modest profit of +$57.90 ( for $100 bets each week).
The Winning Margin bet type is a popular option for many punters so let's take a look at the best odds currently available for the various options. With a bit of line shopping you can currently get Parramatta to win by 1-12 points $4.00 and Parramatta by 13+ $7.60 while for Canterbury to win by 1-12 points $3.10 and Canterbury by 13+ $2.80 and the draw is around $29.00.
History Parramatta v Canterbury: This classic NRL rivalry has seen 10 regular season games played over the last 5 seasons with Parramatta leading 6-4. The team that wins outright has also covered the NRL line handicap bet 9-1. The home and away record is 3-7 and the starting favourite has won at a rate of 8-2. The average game total over the last ten games is 42.90 points.
The verdict - here at BetonFooty.com.au our handicapping figures show value on Canterbury against the line. We have taken the Bulldogs -6 at $1.926. We will review the over under total once the bookies post their numbers.