Parramatta are looking to put to bed a dire finals record in which they have not reached a preliminary final since 2009 against a Canberra team riding a wave of momentum.
Few clubs feel the weight of history more than the Eels. It is easy to understand why. They have not won a premiership since 1986 and they have not won a finals game after the opening week since 2009. This has been a heavy cross to bear for Brad Arthur.
They meet a Raiders team that is as hot as any team in the NRL. They have won five straight and eight of their last nine. Their win at AAMI Park was super impressive and they have scored at least 24 in seven of their last eight, their only failure to get to the number coming against Penrith.
Canberra have covered 10 of their last 14 against Parramatta. They have also covered 21 of 31 as a road underdog and 18 of 30 as an underdog of at least a try.
Parramatta have covered just 6 of 15 when favoured by more than a try at CommBank.
With Mitchell Moses needing to overcome a concussion, the value is absolutely with the Raiders this week.
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Maika Sivo has been sensational with 12 tries in 13 games including tries in eight of his last 10 matches.
Nick Cotric has five tries in his last 10 games and matches up with Waqa Blake.
The over has hit in 9 of 10 Eels games off a loss and 8 of 10 Raiders road games.
Hudson Young has been an absolute tryscoring machine this year with 14 tries in 23 appearances. He finished the regular season with back-to-back doubles and has now crossed for seven tries in the last five games, scoring at least one in each.
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At least three of the following four players to score a try in NRL Finals Week 2.
At least two of the following four players to score a try in NRL Finals Week 2.