Who will win the 2022 NRL Premiership? We have the latest and best odds, along with tips and predictions for numerous markets for throughout the season.
NRL Premiership Odds 2022 – read on below for the latest odds surrounding the 2022 NRL season. We also provide some expert NRL tips, predictions & outright picks for various futures markets.
NRL Premiership Winner Odds 2022
NRL GRAND FINAL WINNER 2022
- Bookmaker Odds Betting Tip
- 2022 Grand Final Winner Bet with bet365
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Penrith Panthers are the outright favourites to make it back-to-back NRL Grand Final victories and have firmed into their shortest price for the season after their thumping Magic Round dispatch of the Storm.
Despite missing Nathan Cleary to injury, the Panthers produced a masterclass at home in Round 1, completely outclassing the Manly Sea Eagles by a 28-6 scoreline, while they held off a gallant Dragons outfit in Round 2. Penrith then took advantage of a 12-man Knights side to prevail by 18 points in Round 3 before Clearly returned to lead Penrith to a win over the Rabbitohs in the Grand Final rematch in Round 4.
The Panthers were then untroubled in a comfortable 20-point win over the Bulldogs in Round 5 and then eased past the Broncos in Round 6. After easily taking care of the Raiders and Titans over the last fortnight, the Panthers saw their 21-game winning streak at BlueBet Stadium snapped at the hands of Parramatta in Round 9. However, Penrith bounced back strongly with an emphatic 32-6 win over rivals Melbourne during Magic Round to firm into $2.75 favourites with bet365 to defend their premiership in 2022.
The Storm gained a lot of support after briefly dropping to $5.25 with their loss to the Eels in golden point a month ago, but they returned to form recently where they put 70 points on the Warriors, dropped 50 on the Knights and 42 on the Dragons. However, injuries to Ryan Papenhuyzen and Jahrome Hughes contributed to their big loss to Penrith, with their price currently at $3.60.
Sydney Roosters were a popular pick before the season, but they have struggled to find their best form this season. In saying that, Trent Robinson’s side produced their two best performances of the season in Round 9 with a 44-16 win over the Titans and Round 10 with a 31-24 victory over the Eels and are back to third favourites at $10.
The Eels have defeated the Panthers and Storm away this season, but they are still wildly inconsistent and you can get $11 for them to go all the way after their Magic Round loss to the Roosters.
Cronulla have seen some support all season, but they have drifted from $10 to $13 after their disappointing loss to the Raiders, while the Sea Eagles have blown out from $15 to $18 after their thumping loss to the Broncos.
Speaking of Brisbane, Kevin Walters’ side have moved into $23 after being $81 just a few weeks ago, with Adam Reynolds leading them to a huge 38-0 win over Manly in Magic Round.
The Cowboys also continue to impress on the back of five straight wins and have firmed further into $17, while the Rabbitohs are back to $18 after holding off the Warriors.
There’s a huge drop off to the remaining teams, with the Raiders the next best at $71.
Note: All Futures tips were made in the pre-season
NRL Premiership Top Four Finish 2022 Tips, Predictions & Odds
NRL TOP FOUR FINISH BEST BET 🏆
In terms of ending the regular season in the coveted top four, the Storm represent magnificent value at $1.60. Since 2005, the Storm have only failed to finish in the top four on two occasions – and one was in 2010 when they were demoted to last for their salary cap breaches. Melbourne have finished in the top two in the last six consecutive seasons and barring any long-term injury nightmares, they will surely be thereabouts again in 2022.
The Roosters are also looking good at $1.70 to end the season inside the top four. The Chooks finished fifth in 2021 despite a raft of injuries to key players all through the season and have finished top four in seven of the last nine years overall. With Keary returning in the halves alongside the improving Sam Walker, along with a host of big-name stars including James Tedesco, Angus Crichton and Victor Radley ready to make up for lost time, the Roosters are set for a big year in 2022.
NRL Premiership Top Eight Finish 2022 Tips, Predictions & Odds
NRL TOP EIGHT FINISH BEST BET 🏆
The best value for a top eight finish in 2022 looks to be the Canberra Raiders. Ricky Stuart will be determined to get his side back on track after last season’s 10th place and back to the days of their Grand Final runner-up and preliminary final appearances in 2019 and 2020. Priced at $2.50 to make the top eight, the Raiders have got plenty of firepower in the backs and forwards to return to finals footy this season. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker and Jordan Rapana is a world class backline any day of the week, while Jack Wighton is a representative five-eighth and one of the best in the world on his day.
Throw in forwards like Josh Papalii, Elliot Whitehead, Corey Horsburgh and Corey Harawira-Naera and you have a team capable of beating anyone at their best. Josh Hodgson is still going around at hooker and if Jamal Fogarty can strike up a partnership with Wighton in the halves, then watch out.
NRL Wooden Spoon 2022 Tips, Predictions & Odds
NRL WOODEN SPOON 2022
- Bookmaker Odds Betting Tip
- NRL WOODEN SPOON 2022 Bet with bet365
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Canterbury Bulldogs were by far and away the worst side in the competition last season, but any team with Matt Burton, Josh Addo-Carr and Tevita Pangai Jr going around in 2022 should be avoiding the dreaded wooden spoon. They are priced at $15 for what it’s worth, but surely Phil Gould won’t be letting the nightmare of 2021 repeat.
Brisbane Broncos should improve with Adam Reynolds at halfback, so we’re liking the St George Illawarra Dragons to bring up the rear this season at $4.50. The Dragons have been pretty atrocious for a while now and Ben Hunt simply doesn’t look capable of leading the joint-venture club to any sort of success this season. There’s experience in the forwards and some decent firepower in the backs with Zac Lomax and Mikaele Ravalawa, but they are lacking in cohesiveness across the paddock and could be in for a long year in 2022.
Just quietly, the Sea Eagles are paying $101, just in case you think Tommy Turbo will get injured and be ruled out for the season early…
NRL Top Pointscorer 2022 Tips, Predictions & Odds
NRL TOP POINTSCORER 2022 VALUE BET 💰
Manly winger Reuben Garrick ($3.00) became the first player in rugby league history to score 20 tries and 100 goals in a premiership season in 2021 – and in doing so, broke Hazem El Masri’s record for most points during the regular season with 288. However, most of Garrick’s points were due to Tom Trbojevic either setting him up for a finish on the wing or scoring tries himself to convert. As mentioned earlier, if Turbo goes down injured, Garrick will find it tough to repeat his sensational point-scoring haul from last year.
Ryan Papenhuyzen ($5.00) and Nathan Cleary ($5.50) will almost certainly be in contention if both remain injury-free throughout the season for Melbourne and Penrith, but the value here could lie with Jarrod Croker ($34). The Canberra centre scored the most points back in 2016 and has finished in the top four in multiple seasons since. If the Raiders have a good season, he will score a fair amount of tries in the centres, while his goal-kicking remains as sharp as ever. Despite long injury lay-offs last season, Croker surpassed Johnathan Thurston to become the NRL’s third highest point-scorer in history.
NRL Top Tryscorer 2022 Tips, Predictions & Odds
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The top tryscorer at the end of the regular season is always a bit of a lottery, but always a lot of fun to follow throughout the year, especially if you back a player at long odds and he gets off to a good start. Interestingly, new Storm winger Xavier Coates is the favourite at $10 as he replaces Josh Addo-Carr. Coates finished equal 31st in 2021, but obviously he’s going to get more chances on the end of a star-studded Storm backline.
Alex Johnston has finished with the most tries in the last two seasons, including a staggering 30 from just 22 games in 2021, but with Reynolds gone, we he get the same quality ball and opportunities out wide in 2022? If he remains fit all season and plays the bulk of games, then Tom Trbojevic at $13 is a steal. Turbo had the best strike rate BY FAR in 2021, scoring 28 tries from just 18 games, but again, his fitness is key and up to you whether you think it’s worth the gamble.
Daniel Tupou and Charlie Staines are solid value options at $26 and $41 respectively. The Roosters are set for a much better year in 2022 after their injury-riddled 2021 and with Keary back, the towering Tupou should get more chances on the wing, while the Panthers will be present come the business end and Staines will be better for the run after 14 tries from 21 games last season. It also helps Staines having the best halfback in the world giving you quality ball close to the line.