NRL Betting: Storm to redress balance
The Storm have a fantastic record at home, winning 21 of their last 24 at AAMI Park
As the money comes in for the Storm, James Sweeney thinks they should get over the edge the Warriors have had over them in recent times and win in front of a home crowd.
Melbourne v New Zealand
1 unit on Melbourne at Match Odds of $1.42 or better ($1.46 available)
The Warriors have traditionally held an edge over the Melbourne Storm in recent times, with Craig Bellamy's team winning only three of the last nine encounters between the two teams, an incredible record considering the Storm's dominance in recent years. Two of those victories have come in the finals, with New Zealand eliminating Melbourne in Melbourne in 2011.
The Storm have a fantastic record at home, winning 21 of their last 24 at AAMI Park, but two of those losses have come at the hands of the Kiwis. The Warriors' dominance has come under Ivan Cleary though, and the team has shifted attacking philosophies this year under Brian McClennan, with the Warriors playing far less direct.
The Storm have also changed the way they play, almost directly because of the Warriors, offering far more in attack this year than in recent years. The money is piling in for Melbourne to be the first team to win their first eight games of the season since 1996.
The Storm should collect the points.
Brisbane v Gold Coast
3 units on Brisbane at Match Odds of $1.15 or better ($1.32 available)
The rout is on in this local derby.
The Titans are riding high after a shock upset over last year's premiers Manly before having the last weekend off, but will prove no match against a Broncos team that is flying with a 6-1 record.
Brisbane have won eight of 11 against the Titans, including the last five. The Titans have not won at Suncorp Stadium against the Broncos since the first meeting between the two in 2007. Brisbane have won 11 of 12 at the venue and have held the Titans to 8.25 points a game in their last four meetings.
Brisbane by plenty.