NRL 2019 Top 8 Odds – Expert Predictions, Best Bets & Tips

NRL 2019 Top 8 Odds


We research-compare-and-contrast all of Australia’s betting sites to find you the Best Betting Sites and odds on every betting market previewed.


Sydney Roosters

Melbourne Storm

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Brisbane Broncos

Penrith Panthers

Cronulla Sharks

St George Illawarra Dragons

New Zealand Warriors

Newcastle Knights

North Qld Cowboys

Canberra Raiders

Parramatta Eels

West Tigers

Canterbury Bulldogs

Gold Coast Titans

Manly Sea Eagles

(All NRL odds current as-at 09 December 2018, subject-to-change)

Why Finishing in the Top 8 is important

The equation is simple. Miss the Top 8, and you have no chance of winning the NRL Premiership. The Top 8 is the route to the NRL Grand Final .

NRL coaches, players and fans are, each-and-every August (before the NRL Finals begin in September), either playing their hearts out, plotting-a-way into the Top 8 or running-complex-algorithms to determine if their team can make it into the Top 8.

Any side finishing inside the Top 8 can make it through to compete on Grand Final Day.

In 2017, the Cowboys snuck into the Top 8 with their last match of the regular season. The North Queensland side enjoyed a run through from outside the Top 4 to make the Grand Final in 2017, proving anything is possible once you make the Top 8.

Top 8 Best Bets in 2019

The Sydney Roosters ($1.12) and the Melbourne Storm ($1.30) are close to Top 8 betting certainties.

Bet for Certainty with small return-on-investment.

Attractive Top 8 chances in 2019

Brisbane Broncos ($1.35), St George Illawarra Dragons ($1.67), Cronulla Sharks ($1.73).

Medium-returns with some risk involved

Best Outsider Teams at Long Odds to make the NRL Top 8 in 2019

Wests Tigers ($2.75), Gold Coast Titans ($4.50) or Ricky Stuart’s Canberra Raiders ($2.25)

Potentially enormous returns – bet with money you can afford to lose.

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