Canberra Raiders look to keep pace with Parramatta at top of NRL ladder. Match time is 2 am EDT.
You would think a battle between the Canberra Raiders and Newcastle Knights, two of the top five teams in the coming into Saturday night, would be a close contest.
But the bookies do not think so: the Raiders are an overwhelming favorite to move to 4-0 on the season, and join Parramatta as the last two teams without a blemish on their record.
While the Knights come unbeaten, they have the 14-14 draw from last weekend on their record, and that came after they fell behind 14-0.
Most people are backing Canberra to make a run at the title, especially after last week’s dominant showing against fourth place Melbourne (22-6 win). This game is just another chance for the Raiders to plunder more points, and with next week, it could be Canberra that takes over the top spot in the ladder.
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AUSTRALIA NRL RUGBY
Canberra Raiders (-315) vs. Newcastle Knights (+240), 2:00 a.m. EDT (FS1 and Fubo.tv)
Canberra halftime/fulltime (-139)
Canberra -8.5 (-112)
WINNING MARGIN BETS:
Canberra 7-12 (+430)
Canberra 13-18 (+500)
Canberra 19+ (+240)