Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs Betting Tip – Bulldogs +16 handicap – 30th August 2020

Raiders can take another two points against a bottom-four side

Jordan Rapana / Raiders ©imago images / AAP 08/22/2020

Australia Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs Australia
30th August 0930hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Bulldogs +16 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 0600 GMT, Tuesday, 25th August

This is the final game of round sixteen of this season’s NRL. It’s likely to end up in a win for the Raiders too.

The Raiders are in a good bit of form at the moment and have beaten two of the bottom four in their last couple of fixtures.

Canterbury are still stuck at the bottom of the ladder with only the two wins on the board for the campaign.

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Canberra Raiders Preview – Raiders can keep up the momentum

It has been four wins for the Raiders in their last five games in the NRL.

We do need to break that down a little bit, as three of those four wins were against teams currently in the bottom four (Titans, Cowboys and Broncos).

But still, matches are there still to be won and the Canberra Raiders have been efficient at that.

Last weekend they were up against the Gold Coast Titans and banked a 36-16 win.

It means their last two wins have been by margins of at least 20 points, so they look something of a lock for 2 win-points from this fixture.

It has been a good season from the Raiders who are on a W10 L5 record for it.

Canberra finished the last round of league action and sat in fifth place in the ladder, well on the path to a top-eight finish.

Our betting prediction:
Canberra 1-12 winning margin

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(odds taken 0600 GMT, Tuesday, 25th August)


The Raiders have scored an average of 19 points per game this season, not outstanding but it should be enough to beat the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs have scored an average of 13 points per fixture during this campaign.

It’s also a big advantage that Canberra have over Canterbury in the defensive area.

They have conceded nine points per game fewer on average than the Bulldogs have done.


Canterbury Bulldogs Preview –

Canterbury Bulldogs earned a narrow 12-10 win over Canbteury when they met on June 1st.

While they are on a three-match winning streak against the Bulldogs, the last two have been by a margin of no more than four points.

A Canberra -18 handicap is at 11/10 for this fixture, which we are not too keen about as we struggle to see them covering that.

Canberra have won five of their last six meetings now against the Bulldogs.

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So the Bulldogs are stuck on a W2 L13 record for the season and they slipped to their fourth straight loss last weekend.

That was a 20-14 defeat against the New Zealand Warriors.

We need to size up the margins of defeats for the Bulldogs in their recent losses.

Only one of their last four defeats have been by a margin of more than six points.

Within that losing streak, they have faced the current top two of the Melbourne Storm and Parramatta Eels.


Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs Betting Advice

So we have to take the manner of Canterbury’s recent defeats into consideration for our Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs NRL betting on the weekend.

Taking all that into the picture, an 11/10 option on a Bulldogs +16 handicap looks a decent way to go* (odds taken 0600 GMT, Tuesday, 25th August).


Key Facts – Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs Betting Tip

  • Canberra Raiders have won their last three matches
  • Canberra Raiders are W5 L1 in their last six against Canterbury
  • Canterbury Bulldogs are W2 L13 this season in the NRL


Their average losing margin this season has been by 14 points and we think that they can stick in there against the Raiders.

One more thing to throw out is that the Bulldogs have the best defensive record of the current bottom four, even though they are rock bottom of the ladder.


The best betting odds for Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs

Canberra Raiders to win: 1/9 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Canterbury Bulldogs to win: 9/2 at Bet365