NRL Round 25 Expert Tips & Predictions

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NRL Round 25 kicks off this Thursday with the Cowboys vs Sharks, and we have our best NRL tips for every game this season.

There are some big games this week, including Knights vs Rabbitohs and Warriors vs Sea Eagles, as the playoffs rapidly approach.

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NRL Round 25 Tips

Thursday 17/8/23

7:50pm North Queensland Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks @ Country Bank Stadium

The Cowboys haven’t done their playoff chances any good recently, and playing the Sharks won’t make it much easier.

However, the Sharks haven’t been completely at their best, especially on the road, so the Cowboys are in a favourable position.

With a win needed to break into the top eight, expect the best performance from the Cowboys.

Betting tip: Cowboys @ $1.55

Cowboys by 4


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Bookmakers have the current points spread line at –5.5, but we’re more comfortable taking the Cowboys to win head-to-head at $1.55. There is less risk involved, especially for a team heaped with pressure, which could also make it a low-scoring contest. Include the under total match points in your same game multi, as well as Valentine Holmes to score a try. He usually steps up when his team needs him most.

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Friday 18/8/23

6:00pm New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles @ Go Media Stadium

The Warriors have exceeded expectations and they’re looking to keep that momentum rolling before the playoffs.

Hoping to host a finals game, the Warriors should be too good for the struggling Sea Eagles, who have nothing left but pride to play for.

Covering a double-digit line is never easy for the Warriors, but Manly could be in give-up mode.

Betting tip: Warriors –10.5 @ $1.90

Warriors by 12

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8:00pm Parramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters @ CommBank Stadium

The Eels were dealt a big finals blow when getting hammered 54-10 by the Broncos last week, and that could have a flow on effect.

They haven’t been playing well enough, and neither have the Roosters, but the latter are the sportsbook favourites for a reason.

The Roosters could have too much power for the Eels.

Betting tip: Roosters @ $1.65

Roosters by 8

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Saturday 19/8/23

3:00pm Wests Tigers vs Dolphins @ CommBank Stadium

Sitting in last position isn’t where the Tigers want to be, but it has been their reality for many years.

Coming off a loss to the Warriors, where they played solidly, the Tigers now need to handle the inconsistent Dolphins.

Bookmakers have the Dolphins narrowly favoured to win and it’s tough to disagree. Expect plenty of offence for both teams, so the score could be somewhere around 32-30.

Betting tip: Dolphins @ $1.88

Dolphins by 2

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5:30pm Gold Coast Titans vs Penrith Panthers @ Cbus Super Stadium

The Titans keep playing solid league, but rarely come away with the victory.

We expect that to be the case this week when they face the rampaging Panthers, who are the –18.5 favourites with bookmakers.

That’s a hefty line to cover on the road, so the Titans need to muscle up and make it a competitive game. However, we don’t trust that they will, and it could get ugly early.

Betting tip: Panthers –18.5 @ $1.90

Panthers by 20

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7:35pm St George Dragons vs Melbourne Storm @ WIN Stadium

The Storm rarely lose two straight and they showed why when smashing the Raiders by a huge margin last week.

Repeating that effort won’t be easy, but with a top four position on the line, we expect them to deliver the Dragons another loss.

14.5 points is a tricky line, but the Dragons sit in second-to-last place on the NRL ladder, so they’re already on holiday.

Betting tip: Storm –14.5 @ $1.90

Storm by 18

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Sunday 20/8/23

2:00pm Newcastle Knights vs South Sydney Rabbitohs @ McDonald Jubilee Stadium

This game has massive playoff implications as the Knights host the Rabbitohs.

The Knights couldn’t have been more impressive when putting the Bulldogs to the sword on Sunday, which also helped their for and against.

South Sydney was also impressive with its performance, so punters could be split. However, given their momentum and the odds, take the Knights to keep winning.

Betting tip: Knights @ $2.10

Knights by 6

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4:05pm Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs @ GIO Stadium

Both teams were given a lesson in how to play rugby league last week, so this game could go either way.

The Raiders might be sixth on the ladder, but they are not premiership worthy. However, the Bulldogs are even worse, so the Raiders should be too good.

Playing at GIO Stadium could make the difference.

Betting tip: Raiders –9.5 @ $1.90

Raiders by 10

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About Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA - English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism. Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 - with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl's tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he's not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.