Newcastle look plenty of value against Manly in the opener to Round 5.
Newcastle -1.5 ($1.90)
Manly will need to ride star halfback Daly Cherry-Evans if they are any chance of success with the Sea Eagles to be without Tom Trbojevic for a month. Cherry-Evans is flying but he faces a big task against a Knights team that has shown plenty of character over the opening month.
Newcastle rank sixth in defence and have a win over the Sydney Roosters on their belt. They have an excellent record against the Sea Eagles with three straight wins over Manly.
This is also a great spot for Newcastle too. They have covered 9 of 13 at home and they bounce back off a big loss, covering 14 of 21 off a loss of 13-plus.
Manly have covered just 4 of 14 away from Brookvale and just 1 of 8 off a win of 13-plus.
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Newcastle/Under 34.5/Enari Tuala Try ($7.00)
Newcastle will be very hard to beat at home against a Manly team missing star Tom Trbojevic.
Rain will drench Newcastle from lunchtime today and the under has hit in 10 of 13 between these two.
Enari Tuala is Newcastle’s best tryscorer with 25 tries in 49 games and has scored twice this year.
Brodie Jones Anytime Try ($6.00)
Brodie Jones has just three tries in 30 games but is a hard ball-runner who can cause Manly issues and the wet conditions should see him get more opportunities close to the line than he normally would.