St George Illawarra are in a bang-up spot to cover against Penrith in a high confidence betting game.
St George Illawarra +2.5 ($1.90)
St George Illawarra continue to be a massively underrated proposition and again are a confident play for the third straight week. The Dragons have covered both games with a comfortable win over the Warriors before a gutsy effort against champions Penrith.
The Sharks are also 1-1 but it is notable that the Dragons have scored more points and conceded fewer. The loss of Andrew McCullough takes away some of the Saints’ steel but Moses Mbye adds a lot of creativity with the Saints putting on two tries when he came on at rake against the Panthers. The Sharks have been hurt by the losses of Ronaldo Mulitalo and Teig Wilton.
St George Illawarra have covered eight of 11 against the Sharks and the Dragons play their best football at night, covering eight of 12. The Sharks have covered just 42% at night.
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St George Illawarra 1-12/Tyrell Sloan Try ($6.25)
The Dragons should be favoured this week and with plenty of wet weather around, the 1-12 looks the play. Three of the last five have been one-score games.
Tyrell Sloan has seven tries in seven games, failing to score in just one NRL appearance. He scored last week and is a genuine livewire who should thrive against a fairly underwhelming Sharks defence.
Talatau Amone ($6.00)
Young Saints five-eighth Talatau Amone is an elusive ball-runner who has 40 post contact metres and a tackle break this year. He runs really well and the Sharks have conceded tries to an opposition half in each round this year.