NRL Finals Week 2 Expert Tips & Predictions

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NRL Finals Week 2 kicks off this Friday with four teams hoping for a spot in the preliminary finals.

The opening game is the Storm vs Roosters, followed by the Warriors vs Knights, and they promise to be thrilling affairs.

We have our best NRL betting tips for the finals Week 2 games.


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NRL Round Finals Week 2 Tips

Friday 15/9/23

7:50pm Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters @ AAMI Park

It was a shocking performance from the Melbourne Storm last week, and we’re not just talking about the loss to the Brisbane Broncos.

Not only were they kept scoreless in a 26-0 game, but some of their star players suffered injuries, such as Ryan Papenhuizen suffering a lengthy leg injury.

Xavier Coates is also in doubt after leaving the game in strife, so we could see the return of Justin Olam, but there isn’t much going right for the Storm.

However, we have mentioned how infrequently they lose consecutive games under coach Craig Bellamy, and it’s not like the Roosters don’t have problems themselves.

The Roosters might have dug deep to beat the Cronulla Sharks, but they suffered injuries, which will influence this game. However, it was a gutsy performance to beat a Sharks team that should have won the game.

Bookmakers have the Storm at $1.32 and –8.5. They’re expected to win, and we think they should have too many weapons for the Roosters to handle.

They should have enough to cover the spread and end the Roosters unlikely run.

Betting tip: Storm –8.5 @ $1.90

Storm by 14

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Storm vs Roosters – betr Same Game Multi

We’ve teamed up with betr to provide the GoBet Multi for the first game of every round of the 2023 NRL season.

We’re including Storm –8.5 in our same game multi. They should be too strong offensively for the Roosters, and we’re also taking the under total match points. We can’t see the Roosters scoring too many points with the amount of injured attacking players. It will be a grind, so we think the final score could be around 22-8. We like Olam to score a try. He should want to make an impact and show his coach he deserves a starting spot.

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Saturday 16/9/23

4:05pm New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights @ Go Media Auckland

The Warriors didn’t risk playing Shaun Johnson against the Panthers last week, which we found perplexing.

They essentially gave up any chance of beating the Panthers to ensure Johnson was healthy to play this game, which is defeatist thinking. However, if Johnson is healthy, the Warriors should beat the rampaging Knights.

Newcastle made it 10 on the bounce when gripping on to beat the Canberra Raiders on Sunday, which wasn’t their best performance. They led by 12 points late, but needed overtime to win, so there are concerns.

Over the course of the season, New Zealand has been a much better team. It’s the more complete package, and with half of Auckland in attendance, the atmosphere will be unlike any other in the NRL.

The Warriors are $1.54 to win and –5.5 with points spread markets. We’re happy to back them with both options, as they should win by a converted try.

Betting tip: Warriors –5.5 @ $1.90

Warriors by 6

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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.