Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning
What a very strange series this has been, Washington takes the first two games in Tampa before the Lightning wake up and take control of Game 3. Both teams have averaged over six total goals per game during the regular season and all three games in this series has gone over the total line for this game. While neither goalie has been overly bad, both teams have done a good job maximising the scoring chances offered to them.
Parramatta Eels vs New Zealand Warriors
The shine of New Zealand’s fast start to the season has well and truly worn off as they struggle through a form slump. Last week’s abject performance is one that will be hard to shake off. Despite Parramatta also coming off a rough loss last week but at least showed some signs of hope and the Eels as underdogs represents a good value NRL betting play here.
Adelaide Crows vs Western Bulldogs
Last week’s loss in the Showdown was but a momentary setback for the Crows as they continue their assault on the top of the ladder. They will want to avoid making the same mistakes that cost them dearly against the Power and will no doubt have been reminded about those errors ad nauseum. The Bulldogs have built up a nice bit of momentum but their issues were on full display last week, the Lions just could not take advantage of them. Adelaide is a better team and a repeat of last year’s big win at the Adelaide Oval should be on the cards.