The NRL Round 22 match between Newcastle Knights and Cronulla Sharks features as Bettingpro.com.au’s best bet for Sunday August 15.
Bet Of The Day August 15 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.
We’re heading to the final match of NRL Round 22 for today’s best bet as the Knights and Sharks continue their pursuit of a finals spot.
While these two teams are side by side on the ladder in ninth and 10th positions respectively, it’s the Knights that carry all the momentum heading into this clash.
With star players Mitchell Pearce and Kalyn Ponga back from injury, the Knights have won their last two games against the Raiders and Broncos, while they’ve also prevailed in their last three meetings with the Shark.
By contrast, Cronulla have lost three of their last four games since losing Shaun Johnson to injury and have played poorly in Queensland this season, losing five of their seven matches in the state.
While the Knights are deservedly favourites to win, we can bump up some value by adding in the total points to our bet.
We’ll be setting our own total points line with Sportsbet at Under 55.5.
The Sharks have seen under 55.5 points in 17 of their 20 games this season and will struggle to score without Johnson in the halves, while eight of the last nine matches involving the Knights have produced under 55.5 points.
Cronulla’s only win over the last month was against the bottom-placed Bulldogs, while the Knights are back to their best with Ponga and Pearce calling the shots. Expect Newcastle to make it three wins in a row, while history says we’re likely to see under 55.5 points.
- Knights have won the last three meetings between the teams
- Knights have won their last two games
- Sharks have lost three of their last four matches
- Sharks have lost five of their last seven in Queensland
- Knights have seen under 55.5 points in eight of their last nine games
- Sharks have seen under 55.5 points in 17 of their last 20 games
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