The Eels have some buzz about them and can start their season off with a bang at home against the Titans.
Parramatta -8.5 ($1.90)
This shaped as one of the marquee games of Round 1 but the big drift on the Titans suggests AJ Brimson won’t play and no Brimson leaves the Titans extremely vulnerable in the spine.
The Eels have made it their business to beat up on inferior teams, particularly at home, and they get that opportunity this week against a team they have won five straight against. In those five wins, the Eels have scored 26-plus in each and won each by 16 or more.
Parramatta have covered 11 of their last 14 when favoured by more than a try and have covered five of seven at CommBank in afternoon games.
The Eels have won their last three Round 1 games.
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Will Penisini Try/Clint Gutherson Try/Isaiah Papalii Try ($11.75)
Will Penisini looks a likely type who crossed twice in his first five NRL games.
Clint Gutherson has scored 23 tries in his last 47 games.
Isaiah Papalii scored five tries in his first five starts for the Eels in 2021.
Parramatta -8.5/Over 46.5 ($3.30)
The Eels are primed for a comfortable win and this is a big over spot for the Eels. The over has hit in 9 of 13 day games at CommBank Stadium including 5 of 7 in Parramatta games. The Titans were poor defensively last year and the Eels scored plenty early on.