NRL Betting Odds and Analysis for Round 26 Top Games

NRL Betting Odds and Analysis for Round 26 Top Games

An exciting regular season campaign is nearing its conclusion in the NRL, as the penultimate round of matches in the competition will take place across the forthcoming weekend.

The battle for a spot in the top eight will take center stage, as three of the top four spots have already been secured. But, what are the standout matches in the 26th round of fixtures in the NRL this weekend?

Let’s take a look at these top matchups in this coming Round 26 matchups with the top NRL betting lines offered by MyBookie Sportsbook.


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National Rugby League Game Info
When: Thursday, August 24th – Sunday, August 28th, 2023
Betting Week: Round 26 of the NRL season


Dolphins vs. North Queensland Cowboys

NRL Odds: Dolphins +9.5; Cowboys -9.5 / Dolphins +242; Cowboys -294 / O/U 48.5
Friday, August 25th, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST
GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia

There will be pressure on both sides at Suncorp Stadium this weekend, as the Dolphins look to overcome a challenging injury situation and end their debut season on a high point.

They have won just one of their last ten, but five of their defeats over that period have come by a margin of ten points or less. There will likely be more pressure on the Cowboys this weekend, as they remain in the hunt for a spot in the top eight.

However, they have lost each of their last three, which would be a huge concern coming into the round 26 match-ups. But, the Dolphins’ injury record, coupled with their poor recent form is challenging to overlook.

Therefore, we expect the Cowboys to secure the victory that they require to take their battle to the final weekend of the season.

NRL Round 26 Pick: Cowboys -334 | Bet Dolphins vs. Cowboys Today
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Canberra Raiders vs. Brisbane Broncos

NRL Odds: Raiders +10.5; Broncos -10.5 / Raiders +294; Broncos -384 / O/U 44.5
Saturday, August 26th, 2023 at 5:35 a.m. EST
GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia

The best of the action in the NRL on Saturday comes from Canberra, as the Raiders face a must-win showdown against the in-form Broncos. Canberra boasts an excellent recent record in this fixture, as they have won four of their last five against the Broncos.

The visitors will be without skipper Adam Reynolds this weekend, but that isn’t likely to be a huge concern, as they have won four from six without their talisman this term.

It is challenging to overlook the visitors based on their six-game winning run, and a victory this weekend would see their chase for the minor premiership go down to the final day against the Panthers. However, the greater need for victory is with the Raiders.

They bounced back from some inconsistent performances last weekend with their widest-winning margin success of the campaign, and that newfound belief could be a difference-maker on Saturday.

NRL Round 26 Pick: Raiders +260 | Bet Raiders vs. Broncos Today
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Newcastle Knights vs. Cronulla Sharks

NRL Odds: Knights -3.5; Sharks +3.5 / Knights -153, Sharks +129 / O/U 44.5
Sunday, August 27th, 2023 at 2:05 a.m. EST
Accor Stadium, Sydney, Australia

One of the key match-ups in the NRL this weekend will see two sides already in the top eight lock horns. The Knights sit in seventh, meaning a home win will be integral for their chances of a playoff finish ahead of a final-day showdown against the Dragons.

Meanwhile, the Sharks currently sit fifth in the standings, and could potentially move up a place in the standings with a wide-margin win on Sunday.

However, the Knights have really turned their performance levels up when the pressure has been on, and they will be looking for an eighth straight victory in the NRL this weekend.

It could be worth siding with that winning run being maintained, as they have won three of the last four clashes between the sides at McDonald Jones Stadium.

NRL Round 26 Pick: Knights -148 | Bet Knights vs. Sharks Today
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2023 NRL Round 26 Schedule

Date Time Home   Away
Thursday, August 24 5:50 a.m. Penrith Panthers vs. Parramatta Eels
Friday, August 25 4:00 a.m. New Zealand Warriors vs. St George-Illawarra Dragons
Friday, August 25 6:00 a.m. Dolphins vs. North Queensland Cowboys
Saturday, August 26 1:00 a.m. Melbourne Storm vs. Gold Coast Titans
Saturday, August 26 3:30 a.m. Sydney Roosters vs. Wests Tigers
Saturday, August 26 5:35 a.m. Canberra Raiders vs. Brisbane Broncos
Sunday, August 27 12:00 a.m. Canterbury Bulldogs vs. Manly Sea Eagles
Sunday, August 28 2:05 a.m. Newcastle Knights vs. Cronulla Sharks
Bye: South Sydney Rabbitohs

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NRL Premiership Odds to Win

Although the Panthers are the current NRL leaders and defending champions, it is still too early to tell who will win the title. The NRL final standings of the competition will be determined by the results of the remaining rounds of the regular season and the final series.


2024 National Rugby League Season Odds

The NRL Telstra Premiership season will kick off on American soil on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium.

NRL Team Odds
Penrith Panthers +285
Brisbane Broncos +350
South Sydney Rabbitohs +850
Sydney Roosters +850
Melbourne Storm +1025
North Queensland Cowboys +1675
New Zealand Warriors +1900
Newcastle Knights +2100
Parramatta Eels +2100
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks +2100
Manly Sea Eagles +2700
Gold Coast Titans +3700
Canterbury Bulldogs +3800
Dolphins (Nrl) +4200
Canberra Raiders +4300
St George Illawarra Dragons +9000
Wests Tigers +9500

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