Titans vs Storm Round 23 Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Titans vs Storm Tips

Melbourne Storm target a record-equalling 19th consecutive victory when they come up against the Gold Coast Titans to launch NRL Round 23 action on Thursday night.

Titans vs Storm Tips, Preview & Predictions

Gold Coast Titans vs Melbourne Storm free NRL Round 23 betting tips, predictions and preview – the Storm have won the last six meetings between the teams…

Titans vs Storm Tips

Best Storm win & Under 51.5 points odds with Ladbrokes

  • Storm are on an 18-match winning streak
  • Storm have won their last 29 matches in Queensland
  • Storm have won the last six meetings between the teams
  • Storm have won three of their last four games by 1-12 margins
  • Titans have lost eight of their nine games when starting as underdogs this season
  • Five of the last six meetings between the teams have seen under 51.5 points
  • Titans have seen under 51.5 points in their last six games
  • Storm have seen under 51.5 points in five of their last six games
  • Titans have covered the +21.5 handicap in six of their last seven games vs Storm

Titans vs Storm Same Game Multi Tips

Best Same Game Multi Odds with Ladbrokes

  • David Fifita has scored a try in four of his last five matches at Cbus Super Stadium
  • Reimis Smith has scored a try in three of his last five games and scored vs Titans earlier this season

Titans vs Storm Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Thursday August 19
Time: 7.55pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Cbus Super Stadium


Titans vs Storm Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 5/6/21: Storm 20-14 Titans
  • 17/7/20: Storm 42-6 Titans
  • 25/8/19: Storm 24-8 Titans
  • 21/7/19: Titans 18-38 Storm
  • 25/8/18: Titans 8-10 Storm

Titans vs Storm Preview and Prediction

Reigning premiers Melbourne are chasing a slice of history when they face the Titans on Thursday night at Cbus Super Stadium.

In addition to their incredible 29-match winning streak in Queensland, the Storm are one win away from equalling Sydney Roosters’ all-time record of 19 straight wins.

It’s been an extraordinary season for Melbourne, who despite losing the likes of Greg Inglis, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk over the last few years, have gone from strength to strength.

Craig Bellamy has well and truly established himself as one of the greatest coaches of all time and he will be determined for his troops to continue this winning momentum all the way to back-to-back premierships.

However, in saying that, there’s no doubt the Storm have slowed down over the last month. After winning almost every game this season by 13+ margins, Melbourne have prevailed by 1-12 margins in three of their last four matches.

The Storm struggled in patches against the Raiders last week before steadying for a 26-16 victory and have chosen to rest a bunch of players for this game, including Jahrome Hughes, Brandon Smith and Dale Finucane.

Meanwhile, this is a crunch game for the Titans as they continue their pursuit of a first finals spot in five years.

Gold Coast had clawed their way into the top eight on the back of three straight wins, but they were brought back down to earth when they were crushed by 30 points against the Rabbitohs last week.

Once again lining up against top four opposition, the Titans will get a true test of their finals credentials on Thursday night.

VERDICT:

It’s impossible to back against the Storm, but they’ve understandably not been as ruthless over the last month, which is only natural when you’ve won as much as they have.

As such, we’re liking the Storm to win this clash with minimal points. They’ve failed to score more than 28 in three of their last four wins, and with Hughes out, they aren’t likely to have a massive game in attack.

Gold Coast only scored six points against the Rabbitohs last week, while their last five matchers have gone under the total points line. In addition, five of the last six meetings between the teams have produced under 51.5 total points (Best Storm win & Under 51.5 points odds $2.23 with Ladbrokes).


Titans vs Storm Teams

AJ Brimson is out injured for the Titans with a fractured jaw and will be replaced at fullback by Jayden Campbell, while Jamal Fogarty comes in at halfback for Toby Sexton. Erin Clark also comes in at hooker for Mitch Rein.

Nicho Hynes moves to halfback as cover for Jahrome Hughes, with Ryan Papenhuyzen returns to fullback.

Dale Finucane and Brandon Smith are being rested, along with Justin Olam. George Jennings replaces Dean Ieremia on the wing after his defensive lapses last week.

Titans team: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Greg Marzhew 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Erin Clark 10. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Sam McIntyre 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Beau Fermor 18. Phillip Sami 19. Mitch Rein 20. Esan Marsters 21. Herman Ese’ese

Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Nicholas Hynes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Chris Lewis 14. Jordan Grant 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Tepai Moeroa 17. Cooper Johns 18. Aaron Booth 19. Trent Loiero 20. Aaron Pene 21. Isaac Lumelume


Titans vs Storm Stats

  • Storm are on an 18-match winning streak
  • Storm have won their last 29 matches in Queensland
  • Storm have won the last six meetings between the teams
  • Storm have won three of their last four games by 1-12 margins
  • Titans have lost eight of their nine games when starting as underdogs this season
  • Five of the last six meetings between the teams have seen under 51.5 points
  • Titans have seen under 51.5 points in their last six games
  • Storm have seen under 51.5 points in five of their last six games
  • Titans have covered the +21.5 handicap in six of their last seven games vs Storm
  • David Fifita has scored a try in four of his last five matches at Cbus Super Stadium
  • Reimis Smith has scored a try in three of his last five games and scored vs Titans earlier this season

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