Premiers Staring Down Another Loss
The premiers are staring down the barrel of back-to-back losses to open the season when they face a difficult matchup against Manly.
The Sydney Roosters were beaten as road favourites of 4.5 points against Penrith in Round 1. The Roosters lost 20-14 after leading early. Manly led Melbourne 4-2 with only a quarter of their home game to go before losing 18-4 to their rivals. Both would have been disappointed with the loss but Manly were without question more impressive.
The Roosters have won the last three against the Sea Eagles but Manly are one of the top plays in the NRL when an underdog.
Manly are 29-15 ATS as an underdog over the last three years and are 18-8 ATS getting 4 or more points. Manly have covered 11 of 15 away from Brookvale as an underdog.
Manly are legit title contenders this year and will be looking to make a statement early in a game where the betting is very disrespectful.
H2H: Sea Eagles ($2.50)
Best Bet: Sea Eagles +4.5 ($1.90)
Same Game Multi: Manly +4.5/Over 37.5/Joel Thompson To Score a Try ($8.56)
Manly Sea Eagles for the win.
If we had to pick a line
Manly Sea Eagles +5.5