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NRL Round 17 Highlights 

Eels vs Bulldogs  

This game is a must win for both of these teams a win to the Dogs keeps a faint finals hope alive but a win to the Eels all but kills the Dogs season and keep them locked in the 8. The Eels have lost Beau Scott for the season with agroin injury which leaves a big hole as he delivers a lot of drive. The Dogs are in just as much trouble loosing James Graham but get Brett Morris back. The Eels have scored 80 more points then the Dogs and when they have scored over 24 points the normally win the game. The bulldogs are comming of a very hard and tough game last week and the Eels will be fresh and up to the task. The Eels avarge more try’s and more meters gained and should lock up a spot in the top 8 with a win
Prediction eels by 6 
Best bet eels -4
Titans vs Dragons 
Two teams that are so far off the pace and both in bad form and injury ravaged, The Titans who were on a 4 game loosing streak up until last week, and a Dragons teams that started the season as world beaters continue to break their fans hearts. In 15 games this year the Dragons have only given up 75 penalties which is up with the best in the NRL. The Titans love to score a try from a penaltie given the Dragons dont give up many this will impact their scoring . These two teams love a close contest and 10 oit of their last 17 games have been 6 points or less. There is not much to spilt these two teams they both have to win at all cost and both have had a week off so the result could be very unpredictable.
Prediction dragons by 2 
Best bet tri bet either team under 10.5
 Smokey bets draw. Either team under 4.5

Broncos vs Storm
This match is a clash for the ages a match that could have greatness written all over it. To of the great modern day teams clash. The Storm have recalled all their top guns for this match and will be fresher for the rest. Benji marshall showed everyone last week as to why he was one of the best players in the competition and the broncos need him again this week if they stand a chance. History is on the Storms side side winning 11 of 13 and the last 6 at sun corp Melbourne welcome back 1100 games of experience for this game and should be enough to get them past the Broncos. 
Prediction storm by 2
Best bet either team 1-10
Smokey draw. Either team under 4.5
Roosters vs sharks 
Second on the ladder vs the dest defence in the comp the Roosters will be boosted by the comeback win against the Storm. The Sharks are yet to loose two games in a row this season and are on a 5 game winning streak against the Roosters. If the Roosters are to stand a chance they must start strong and fast in their favour is they have scored 80 more first half points then the Sharks this season. This match is sure to be one for the ages again, both teams need to win the Sharks haven’t lost an away game this year.
Prediction Sharks by 4 
Best bet either team under 10.5 

Sharks line +2.5

Sea Eagles vs Warriors 
The Sea Eagles are currently ranked in top 3 for try’s and line breaks and are running hot comming off a huge win last week a game that they needed to win. The Warriors fell over the line last game but they don’t travel real well the Warriors have never won games played in Perth and will want to change this. Manly are the form team if they lock down early can run riot they have won the last 4 in a row and dont look like stopping.
Prediction Sea Eagle by 8 
Best bet Sea Eagles -6

Cowboys vs Raiders
On whats sure to be a freezing time at the captial the Cowboys play a Raiders team desperately needing a win. For the Cowboys a win sees them stay in the top 8, they won without JT last week showed real fight and grit. Their defence is tight and can stop teams scoring. The raiders can leak big points and have in the past. This game could be very close again in what will be a great round of football. 
Prediction Cowboys by 2. 
Best bet Cowboys 1-12

Either team under 10.5

Knights vs Tigers 
Well what can we say about this game it is the battle for the spoon a title no team wants if the Tigers lose again they will break the club record for longest losing streak. The Knights have a good record winning 5 of 7 against the Tigers. The Knights have been run down 8 times when they have been leading in second halfs which shows they can score but just not close out a game. The Tigers hope is on Tedesco back from injury if he can get through the game and score the Tigers are in with a chance 
Prediction knights by 6 
Best bet knights line -5.5

Panthers vs Bunnies  
Last game of the round we see a Panthers side sitting 9th desperately trying hold on to the top 8, And South Sydney who need a miracle. The Panthers have shown they can play amazing football scoring 50 more points and having 80 less points against. If u believe in hoodoos South’s are 6-0 against the Panthers at ANZ stadium. The panthets avarage 100 more meters gained and 4 more off loads a game. Its now of never for this panthrts outfit 
Prediction Panthers by 6
Best bet Panthers line -3

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