The Roosters were the most disappointing team in Round 1 but can bounce back against rivals Manly in what shapes as a high-scoring game.
Over 42.5 ($1.90)
Two of the premier attacking teams in the NRL square off and after a low-scoring Round 1 for both teams – and the NRL in general – a return to points is on the cards.
These two have a strong history of high scoring games. The over is 17-8 when these teams have met since 2008 with the over hitting in 8 of the last 11. In the last six clashes, four have tallied 50.
This is also a huge over spot for both teams. The over is 16-8 when the Roosters play at the SCG including a 6-1 record at the ground off a loss and 10-5 when playing at night. The over is 30-13 when Manly are off conceding 25-plus and 10-4 when they are away from Brookvale. The total is too low.
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Sydney Roosters/Over 38.5 Alternative Total/James Tedesco Try ($4.20)
The Sydney Roosters are outstanding at the SCG and have covered six of seven at the ground off a loss while they bounce back from poor attacking showings, covering 9 of 12 off scoring 12 points or fewer.
The over looks to be on the cards, as noted above, so throwing in a lower alternative line.
James Tedesco has scored 38 tries in his last 66 games and scored a hat-trick when these teams met in Round 1 last year.
Angus Crichton Try ($4.00)
Crichton comes off his best tryscoring year where he crossed nine times in 20 games and has been a key element of the Roosters redzone attack. He scored against Manly in his most recent regular season game against the Sea Eagles.