NRL Odds & Picks - Telstra Premiership Rabbitohs vs Storm Round 4

NRL Odds & Picks – Telstra Premiership Rabbitohs vs Storm Round 4

Written by on June 1, 2020

The Melbourne Storm will be looking to take care of business when they host the visiting South Sydney Rabbitohs in their Round 4 NRL matchup on Friday night. With both teams looking to bounce back from humbling losses the last time out, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NRL betting odds.

NRL Rabbitohs vs Storm Round 4 

Why Bet On The Storm

Melbourne won their first two games of the season by beating the Eagles and Sharks in rounds 1 and 2, but the Storm never challenged in their 22-6 round 3 loss against the Canberra Raiders on Saturday. Melbourne got one try from Dale Finucane and a conversion from Cameron Smith in the loss, but it wasn’t enough to overcome four tries by the Raiders and three conversions.

Melbourne has scored and allowed an identical 36 points, but they’ve lost their only home contest this season. Storm coach Craig Bellamy was upset with his team’s effort following the loss.

“I was a little bit embarrassed by that performance,” Bellamy said. “We were a long way away from doing the things that we practiced to do. We certainly need a little mentality adjustment.”

Why Bet On The Rabbitohs

South Sydney lost their second straight in losing to longtime rivals, Sydney, 28-12 on Friday. Cameron Murray and Thomas Burgess had tries in the loss while Adam Reynolds went 2-for-2 on conversions. Still, it wasn’t enough as Sydney ripped off five tries and converted four of five times in the impressive win for the two-time defending champions. The Rabbitohs have scored 52 points through three matches while allowing 68 (-16).

Expert Analysis and Prediction

While both of these teams are coming off humbling loss this past week, Melbourne has been solid at both ends of the pitch while South Sydney has been mediocre at best defensively in allowing 16 more points this season than they’ve scored. Yes, the Rabbitohs have put 16 more points on the board than Melbourne, but they’ve also allowed 32 more points than the Storm. With South Sydney going 0-2 on the road so far this season and Melbourne failing to win their only home date, I say,back the Storm to win what looks like a hard-fought affair just waiting to happen!

Pick: Storm 22 Rabbitohs 18

General Game Info South Sydney Rabbitohs (1-0-2)  vs. Melbourne Storm (2-0-1)

  • When: Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5:55 AM ET
  • Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne
  • Rabbitohs vs Storm Live: Nine/Fox

Telstra Premiership 2020 Round 4 Matches