Wagga is the host town for the Raiders and the Storm and a weather warning is in after Melbourne wreaked plenty of destruction last week.
Melbourne -12.5 ($1.90)
Sound the alarm bells: the Melbourne Storm are well and truly back. It was only a hapless Canterbury but their 44-0 annihilation showcased the capacity the Storm have when they have all their stars. The moon is the limit.
The Raiders, by contrast, were exposed as a team that is severely lacking in their spine with the exception of Jack Wighton. It is hard to see Brad Schneider, Tom Starling or Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad breaking down this Melbourne team.
The Storm cover at 65% away from AAMI and remarkably have covered 13 of 19 away from AAMI when favoured by 12 or more. Melbourne have won four straight against Canberra with the last three all by double digits.
In sunny afternoon conditions, this has all the hallmarks of a Storm rout.
Same Game Multi
Xavier Coates Try/Ryan Papenhuyzen Try/Brandon Smith ($6.25)
Coates is thriving at the Storm, scoring in all three of his games this year.
Papenhuyzen has 39 tries in the 45 games he has started.
Smith has 12 tries in his last 27 games and has been overvalued for a long while now.
Ryan Papenhuyzen 2+ Tries ($5.00)
Ryan Papenhuyzen was simply brilliant last week against Canterbury scoring four tries, his second four-try haul and his eighth multi-try game in just 45 starts. Canberra have conceded to fullbacks in three of four games this year.