NRL round 19 preview
The Broncos, meanwhile, are rolling strongly at the top of the table and are coming off a much-needed bye.
Nick Tedeschi doesn't expect the cellar-dweller Titans to put up much of a challenge to the top of the table Broncos.
BRISBANE (v Gold Coast)
2.5 units at match odds of $1.22 or better
The Gold Coast are the worst team in the NRL, no doubt about it, and with just four wins can count themselves lucky to have even that many. They return off a trip to New Zealand.
The Titans also haven't been helped by the injury to returning five-eighth Mat Rogers, again leaving Scott Prince without an adequate partner.
The Broncos, meanwhile, are rolling strongly at the top of the table and are coming off a much-needed bye. They have four straight against the Titans, and six of their last seven, and have a positional edge all across the park.
The Broncos should win this in a rout.
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (v Souths)
2 units at match odds of $1.65 or better
One big win over a bottom-eight team in Penrith isn't enough to turn the Roosters season around. They still lack a forward pack.
But, with their team now resembling the one that played in the 2010 Grand Final, they are looking pretty threatening against a Bunnies team just gutted with injuries.
The Roosters have taken out 21 of 25 against the Bunnies dating back to 1995 and won 40-29 in the season opener this year. It just looks like Todd Carney, who has run himself back into form, will have too much firepower for the Bunnies, who have major personnel problems in their backline.
MELBOURNE (v Canberra)
2.5 units at match odds of $1.38 or better
The Storm have won 16 of 18 against Canberra, lead the premiership and have won six straight matches.
The Raiders have managed only five wins this season, were hammered by a Cronulla team not renowned for being a powerhouse and are an ordinary 3-5 at home this year.
The Storm have class across the paddock and their relentless nature will find plenty of holes in the Raiders defence, particularly with paddock-gate Bronson Harrison coming back into the team.
Melbourne were shocked earlier in the season but Craig Bellamy won't let that happen again.