A thrilling final round of regular season matches in the NRL is set for the coming weekend, as the final places in the playoff spots will be determined.
Meanwhile, the Brisbane Broncos will be bidding to end their long wait for a minor premiership title with a victory over the Melbourne Storm.
Let’s take a look at these top matchups in this coming Round 27 matchups with the top NRL odds offered by MyBookie Sportsbook.
NRL Betting Picks and Analysis for Round 27 Top Games | MyBookie Rugby Betting Preview
National Rugby League Game Info
When: Thursday, August 31st – Sunday, September 3rd, 2023
Betting Week: Round 27 of the NRL season
Brisbane Broncos vs. Melbourne Storm
NRL Odds: Broncos -2.5; Storm +2.5 / Broncos -144; Storm +125 / O/U 43.5
Thursday, August 31th, 2023 at 5:50 a.m. EST
Accor Stadium, Sydney
The Broncos face their date with destiny on Thursday as they look to end their 23-year wait for a minor premiership. Brisbane sits at the top of the standings, and their place in the playoffs has already been assured. In fact, this showdown with the Storm could be an early look at a week one meeting in the finals.
The Storm could be the value angle this week, as they booked their spot in the top four with a victory this weekend. Meanwhile, Melbourne have won their last 13 matches against the Broncos, while Brisbane is without a win against the Storm at Suncorp Stadium since 2009. Those could be the trends to follow when making picks this week.
NRL Round 27 Pick: Melbourne Storm +131
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Game
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Sydney Roosters
NRL Odds: Rabbitohs -1.5; Roosters +1.5 / Rabbitohs -131; Roosters +111 / O/U 44.5
Friday, September 1st, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EST
Accor Stadium, Sydney
The action in the NRL on Friday comes from Stadium Australia, as two fierce rivals lock horns with huge ramifications on the eighth spot in the standings. The Rabbitohs currently hold the vital final point, and they could still finish in the playoffs even if they suffer defeat in the upcoming round.
Meanwhile, the Roosters need a big-scoring win over their rivals to stand a chance of finishing eighth, but that appears unlikely with the number of factors that need to go in their favor.
South Sydney have a fine recent record in this fixture, as they have won five of their last seven against the Roosters. Meanwhile, they have not lost against the Roosters at Stadium Australia since 2018.
However, we could see that losing run coming to an end on Friday, as the Roosters have been in much better form than their city rivals over their last five matches.
NRL Round 27 Pick: Sydney Roosters +111
Penrith Panthers vs. North Queensland Cowboys
NRL Odds: Panthers -11.5; Cowboys +11.5 / Panthers -357; Cowboys +274 / O/U 41.5
Saturday, September 2nd, 2023 at 5:30 a.m. EST
BlueBet Stadium, Penrith, Australia
Both the Penrith Panthers and North Queensland Cowboys have things to fight for on the final day of the regular season.
The Panthers will need a victory to keep alive any hope of the minor premiership, while the Cowboys will need a big win coupled with defeat for the Rabbitohs to make it into the top eight. However, this is one of the toughest assignments in the NRL for the visitors.
But, they do boast one of the better records against the Panthers, as they have won each of their last two. However, the Panthers have lost just twice at BlueBet Stadium throughout this season, and they were unbeaten in home matches before last weekend’s defeat since the opening day.
The Panthers rested a number of their top stars last weekend, but they will all be recalled this weekend. Penrith hasn’t lost back-to-back home games at BlueBet Stadium since 2019, and we don’t expect that run to end.
NRL Round 27 Pick: Penrith Panthers -357
2023 NRL Round 27 Schedule
|Thursday, August 31||5:50 a.m.||Brisbane Broncos||vs.||Melbourne Storm|
|Friday, September 1||4:00 a.m.||Manly Sea Eagles||vs.||Wests Tigers|
|Friday, September 1||6:00 a.m.||South Sydney Rabbitohs||vs.||Sydney Roosters|
|Saturday, September 2||1:00 a.m.||Dolphins||vs.||New Zealand Warriros|
|Saturday, September 2||3:30 a.m.||Penrith Panthers||vs.||North Queensland Cowboys|
|Saturday, September 2||5:35 a.m.||St George-Illawarra Dragons||vs.||Newcastle Knights|
|Sunday, September 3||12:00 a.m.||Gold Coast Titans||vs.||Canterbury Bulldogs|
|Sunday, September 3||2:05 a.m.||Cronulla Sharks||vs.||Canberra Raiders|
|Bye: Parramatta Eels|
NRL Premiership Odds to Win
The NRL final standings of the competition will be determined by the results of the remaining rounds of the regular season and the final series.
Updated 2023 NRL Premiership Odds
|New Zealand Warriors||+1000|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||+3500|
|North Queensland Cowboys||+8000|