NRL Round 18 Betting Picks and Analysis for the Top Games

NRL Round 18 Betting Picks and Analysis for the Top Games

The action in the NRL continues this weekend, with some standout clashes involving sides in the race for a playoff spot.

The most eye-catching side in the competition this weekend will see a battle between two of the top three at AAMI Stadium, as the Melbourne Storm host the Penrith Panthers. 

Meanwhile, the Warriors collide with the Rabbitohs, and the Broncos welcome the Dolphins. Let’s take a look at these top matchups in this coming Round 18 with the top NRL betting odds offered by MyBookie.


Betting Predictions of the Top NRL Round 18 Games

National Rugby League Game Info
When: June 8-12, 2023
Betting Week: Round 18 of the NRL season


Melbourne Storm vs Penrith Panthers

NRL Odds: Storm -1.5 -120; Panthers +1.5 -119 / Storm -123, Panthers +105 / O/U 38.5
Friday, June 30, 2023 at 6:00 am EST
Go Media Stadium | Auckland, Australia

The standout match in the NRL this weekend will see the table-topping Penrith Panthers travel to the Melbourne Storm. The visitors have won six of their last seven matches, while the Storm have landed victories in each of their previous three.

Melbourne has picked up 16 wins from 19 matches against the Panthers in Melbourne, but this will be Penrith’s first trip to the Australian city since 2018.

The winning team will likely end the weekend at the top of the standings, and it could be worth siding with the Panthers, who welcome back a host of Origin stars, with Stephen Crichton, Liam Martin, and Brian To’o all back in contention.

NRL Pick: Penrith Panthers +105 | Bet Storm vs Panthers Today
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game


New Zealand Warriors vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

NRL Odds: Warriors -1.5 -126; Rabbitohs +1.5 -113 / Warriors -129, Rabbitohs +109 / O/U 42.5
Friday, June 30, 2023 at 4:00 am EST
PointsBet Stadium | Sydney, Australia

The battle for playoff spots continues in New Zealand on Friday, as the Warriors and Rabbitohs lock horns. The Warriors currently sit fifth in the standings, and they could edge nearer to the top of the standings with a fourth straight victory.

However, the pressure is mounting on the Rabbitohs, who currently sit eighth, as they will be looking to avoid suffering three straight defeats in the NRL for the first time in over three years. The Rabbitohs boast an excellent record in this fixture, as they have won 13 of their last 14 against the New Zealand rivals.

Meanwhile, the Warriors are winless in Auckland against the Rabbitohs since landing victory in 2012. The trends could point to a much-needed win on the road for the side from South Sydney on Friday.

NRL Pick: Rabbitohs +109 | Bet Warriors vs Rabbitohs Today
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game


Brisbane Broncos vs Dolphins

NRL Odds: Broncos -10.5 -119; Dolphins +10.5 -120 / Broncos -370, Dolphins +282 / O/U 47.5
Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 5:35 am EST
Queensland Country Bank Stadium | Townsville, Australia

A tense showdown between two North Queensland rivals will take place this weekend, with both the Broncos and Dolphins looking to get back on track after losing their most recent matches in the NRL. The Broncos will be looking to keep tabs on the side at the top of the standings, while the Dolphins will be bidding to get back in the hunt for a playoff spot after seeing their early season form dipping.

It will be a historic first meeting between the sides at The Gabba, marking the first time that the famous stadium has hosted an NRL fixture. The Broncos ran out 18-12 winners in the previous encounter, which was the first meeting between the two rivals.

This match will likely be won by the best defense, and recent stats could point to a clear trend. The Broncos have the second-best defensive average in the competition, while the Dolphins have allowed a staggering 136 points across their previous three matches in the NRL.

NRL Pick: Broncos -357 | Bet Broncos vs Dolphins Today
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game


2023 NRL Round 18 Schedule

DateTime Home Away
Thursday, June 295:50 a.m. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharksvs.St. George Illawarra Dragons
Thursday, June 294:00 a.m.New Zealand Warriors vs.South Sydney Rabbitohs
Thursday, June 296:00 a.m.Melbourne Storm vs.Penrith Panthers
Saturday, July 11:00 a.m.Canberra Raiders vs.Gold Coast Titans
Saturday, July 13:30 a.m.CowNorth Queensland Cowboysboys vs.Wests Tigers
Saturday, July 15:50 a.m.Brisbane Broncos vs.Dolphins
Sunday, July 212:00 a.m.Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs.Newcastle Knights
Sunday, July 22:05 a.m.Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs.Sydney Roosters

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Updated 2023 NRL Premiership Odds

NRL TeamOdds
Penrith Panthers +107
Brisbane Broncos +157
Melbourne Storm +1025
New Zealand Warriors+1025

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