The 2019 NRL season is just around the corner and whilst Roosters fans are dreaming of becoming the first team since the 1992-93 Broncos to back up and repeat their 2018 Premiership win, every other fan is looking to show off to their mates with their NRL predictions in 2019. Let’s take a closer look to check if your NRL tips for the 2019 season match the NRL predictions of our expert tipster’s panel. Remember, with NRL betting, you could possibly transform the readings from your NRL crystal ball into a small fortune. Without further ado, here are our panel of NRL experts’ picks for the Top 3 in 2019, along with the best NRL odds from Betstar, one of Australia’s most famous betting sites.
While it hasn’t happened since the Broncos of 1992-93, get ready to watch Trent Robinson’s boys from Bondi go back-to-back. After winning the 2018 NRL premiership, the Roosters playing list keeps getting stronger. The Roosters let go of the erratic Blake Ferguson to the Eels to allow room in their salary cap to welcome current and former State of Origin stars Angus Crichton Brett Morris to Bondi in 2019. Tough to beat.
Any side coached by the enigmatic Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy will almost always finish close to the top of the heap in each year. In 2019, the Storm will be buoyed by having iconic Queensland superstar Cameron Smith with them all season long without the added demands of representative football. The Queensland legend will act as the Storm’s unofficial ‘second coach’ guiding and inspiring the young Storm players around him, and leading Melbourne to an inevitable finals campaign in 2019.
The Broncos begin the post-Wayne Bennett era with a rich vein of talent available to them, both on-field and in the coach’s box. New incoming coach, Anthony Seibold will usher in an infusion of new enthusiasm and get the most out of an excellent player list that includes the inspirational Matt Gillett, young gun Tevita Pangai and more great players like Jack Bird, David Fifita, Payne Haas, James Roberts and Anthony Milford to pour the points on their outgunned opponents.
‘NRL’ is the common term used in Australia for Rugby League. It is by far the more popular of the two Rugby codes in Australia. The majority of all Rugby Betting made through reputable betting sites in Australia is on Rugby League/NRL. The major Rugby League competitions and events are:
The pinnacle of Rugby League and played at a higher intensity than the international game. Players from Queensland and New South Wales ‘leave’ their club NRL sides for 6 weeks, every mid-May to July and return to play for their ‘State of Origin’. The matches have their roots and results from a time (1956-80) when Queensland players were poached by the wealthy poker-machine funded clubs from Sydney and were denied the right to play for Queensland. It is war.
There are many smaller leagues throughout regional Australia. Check directly with your favourite online sports betting sites for NRL Tips, NRL odds, NRL betting tips and NRL predictions on the smaller competitions.
The NRL odds allow you to calculate how much your payout will be if you successfully win your bet. In Australia, the bookmakers use the decimal system when determining the odds. Using the example of an NRL match featuring the Brisbane Broncos against the North Queensland Cowboys. Hypothetically, the sports betting nrl site sets the odds for the Broncos at $1.85 and the Cowboys at $2.15. The team with the lower dollar figure is the favourite. Simply multiply your bet by the odds number. A successful $10 bet on the Broncos will pay out $18.50, while the same successful $10 bet on North Queensland will pay out $21.50 if you’re a winner. Betting sites provide several different NRL odds – Straight, line and the Margin. The straight bet is simply picking the winner of the game. The line, also known as the point-spread, gives or takes away a pre-set number of points. Using the example above, the bookmakers believe North Queensland is the weaker side, so they will “give” them extra points. In our above example, if North Queensland is given 6.5 points start, and still the lose the game by a converted try (i.e. 6 points) and you have bet on the Cowboys, you’re still a winner! With a margin bet, your bet is on how many points the winning team will win by. The final score isn’t as important as the margin of victory, which is usually offered at +/- 12 points (Two converted tries).
Never underestimate the importance of doing your homework when making your NRL tips and NRL predictions. Betting only on your favourite team, of course, is sports betting suicide. Examine the scores and results, and read the weekly team sheets, carefully following sports news trends and team momentums and check there are no players injuries that may affect your NRL tips and NRL predictions.
Every Australian betting site offers some type of NRL Odds. Here are some of the betting options you will come across with the best sports betting nrl sites (outside of the most common straight bet, point-spread and margin betting options as outlined above);
2018 – Sydney Roosters 2017 – Melbourne Storm 2016 – Cronulla Sharks 2015 – North Queensland Cowboys 2014 – South Sydney Rabbitohs 2013 – Sydney Roosters 2012 – Melbourne Storm 2011 – Manly Sea Eagles 2010 – St George-Illawarra Dragons
2018 – New South Wales 2017 – Queensland 2016 – Queensland 2015 – Queensland 2014 – New South Wales 2013 – Queensland 2012 – Queensland 2011 – Queensland 2010 – Queensland