2017 Season Results:
Head-to-Head Tipping: 61/92 (66%) [Last week:4/4]
Line Betting: 26/45 (58%) [Last week: 2/2]
2016 Season Results:
Head-to-Head Tipping: 71%
Line Betting: 54%
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NRL Round 13 Tips and Previews
Storm v Knights
Offense VOA: Storm 28.66% (3rd), Knights -32.94% (16th)
Defense VOA: Storm -49.11% (1st), Knights 32.65% (15th)
David v Goliath. Balboa v Creed. The Christians v the Lions. On Friday evening, the Knights will take their place in another of the great mismatches of history, when they head down to Melbourne to receive their requisite flogging from the Storm.
We won’t insult your intelligence by explaining to you the different facets of rugby league in which the Storm are superior to the Knights (HINT: it’s all of them). Instead,we’ll try to list the reasons why the Storm might not win by 50.
- With this match being played two days after State of Origin, there’s the possibility that some (if not all) of the Storm’s Origin representatives may not play (or if they do play, they may not see out the full 80 minutes, providing some respite for the Knights in the latter stages of the match).
- Last year, the Storm seemed to play unusually badly against the Knights, winning both games by just 4 points.
- Despite dominating the competition, the Storm have yet to score 50 points in a game this year (and their highest points total thus far, 36, came in a loss to the Titans).
- They might all sleep through their alarms, and miss the game entirely (admittedly unlikely, given the 6pm kick-off. And frankly, even if the entire team were to be absent, and the Storm were forced to just throw 13 empty jerseys into a pile on the field instead; we’d probably back the laundry, if only by 1-12.).
So yes, we’re picking Melbourne. (And we’re expecting Billy Slater to have a big game.)
Our tip: Storm