NRL Tips – Roosters v Knights – Round 1 2022

NRL Betting Tips

Fit and healthy after a star-crossed 2021 campaign, the Sydney Roosters look primed for a big season and will want to start the year off in style.

Best Bet

Sydney Roosters 31 or More Points ($2.00)

Smart bettors will be looking to bet the Sydney Roosters every way they can against a Newcastle team that looks desperately thin.

There is so much to like about the Roosters this year. The experience gained from so many of the young players last year will reap rewards this year, no risk, but it is the return of Luke Keary that is so important to the Roosters.

It is the opposite case for Newcastle. Mitchell Pearce is no superstar but his absence has left the Knights spine looking like arguably the worst in the NRL even with star Kalyn Ponga at fullback.

While a comfortable Roosters win looks to be on the cards, the top play is betting the Roosters to top 31 points. They have scored 28-plus in their last four against the Knights with those four wins all coming by 20-plus. The over has hit in six of eight Roosters games at the SCG when playing in the afternoon and the points will be coming from the Chooks.

Same Game Multi

Daniel Tupou Try/James Tedesco Try/Sitili Tupouniua Try ($7.50)

Daniel Tupou has scored five tries in his last four against Newcastle including all three games the last two years. James Tedesco has scored six tries in 10 games against Newcastle and when at full health early in the season opened the year with seven tries in his first four games last year. Sitili Tupouniua scored a double when the teams met last year and was one of two running forwards with David Fifita to score 12-plus tries last year.

Value Bet

Sydney Roosters Alternative Points Over 39.5 ($3.92)

There is obviously a major weather watch in Sydney but the Roosters are more than capable of putting up a big score on the Knights. The Roosters average 34.89 points per game in day games at the SCG, topping 42 in in four of six. This is going to be a runaway Roosters win and more than comfortable to bet them scoring plenty.