Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans – Titans +18 H/C – 17th July 2020

Storm can suppress the threat of Gold Coast

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Australia Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Australia
17th July 0900hrs
Rugby League – Australia – NRL
Pick Titans +18 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 23:15 GMT on Wednesday, 16th July 2020

Both the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans won their round nine matches. This round 10 clash promises to be a very good battle.

The Storm will be looking for their fourth straight win in the Premiership, while the Titans have won two of their last three.

But without question, it is Melbourne who are the hot ticket of the two this season.

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Melbourne Storm Preview – Storm rolling along in strong form

Melbourne Storm have won seven of their nine league fixtures this season.

It is a three match winning streak that they are currently running on after taking a six-point win over the Raiders last weekend.

It is a total of 195 points that the Storm have put on the board this season, which is a strong average of 21 points per game.

That’s far superior to the average of 13 points per game that the Titans have managed.

There is a massive discrepancy as well between the defensive records of the two as well.

There is the Storm who have only averaged 13 points per game against, while the Titans have conceded an average of 27 per game.

So it does point to a big handicap line looking for some value in Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans betting.

A Storm -20 is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 23:15 GMT on Wednesday, 16th July 2020).

Our betting prediction:
Melbourne Winning Margin 11-20

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(odds taken 23:15 GMT on Wednesday, 16th July 2020)


The Storm won both of the meetings with the Titans last season. Let’s look at the winning margins.

The first was a 20 points margin and the other was a 16 point margin.

The average winning margin for the Melbourne Storm this season is 13.7 per fixture.

So why may it be worth pushing to a bigger handicap margin? It’s because they are facing one of the worst defensive teams in the ladder.


Gold Coast Titans Preview – Titans with a tough task

The average margin of defeat for the Gold Coast Titans this season is 25 points.

They are sitting second from bottom in the latter with a W3 L6 record.

Gold Coast have hit a bit of form however having won two of their last three played.

The first of those was over the struggling Broncos, and then the New Zealand Warriors.

So there have been improvements for the Titans but those latest wins were against teams who sat in the bottom four with them.

This one against the Storm is going to be a much more difficult prospect.

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To get their win over the Warriors last weekend the Titans showed a tremendous amount of grit.

They had looked down and out of the fixture at 12-0 down in that fixture before turning things around.

Titans are having to shuffle personnel in the backs because of injury, so can’t deliver full consistency.

The last time that they managed to win back to back league wins was in April last year.


Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Betting Advice

The Melbourne Storm are so good at grinding out wins, it’s been a huge part of their success this season.

More likely than not they are just going to have too much power for the Titans to deal with.

So it is worth pushing a big handicap line on this one?


Key Facts – Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans Betting Tip

  • Melbourne Storm are W7 L2 this season in the Premiership
  • Both teams won their matches last weekend
  • Gold Coast Titans have won 1 of their last 9 against Melbourne


The biggest margin of success that Melbourne has taken over Gold Coast in the last four meetings was 20 points.

Aside from their blistering 50-6 win over the Warriors in round seven, the margins of victory by the Storm this season have not been massive enough to warrant pushing them to cover 20 points.

So we are instead suggesting that the Titans can keep this within 18 points. A Titans +18 handicap is at 11/10* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 23:15 GMT on Wednesday, 16th July 2020).


The best betting odds for Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans

Melbourne Storm to win: 1/14 at Bet365
Draw: 28/1 at Bet365
Gold Coast Titans to win: 15/2 at Bet365