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Rugby Sunday: Miller picks Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights in the NRL

Canberra Raiders look to keep pace with Parramatta at top of NRL ladder. Match time is 2 am EDT.

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

You would think a battle between the Canberra Raiders and Newcastle Knights, two of the top five teams in the NRL ladder 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 Parramatta hosting second place Penrith 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)

THE PICKS:

Canberra halftime/fulltime (-139)

Canberra -8.5 (-112)

WINNING MARGIN BETS:

Canberra 7-12 (+430)

Canberra 13-18 (+500)

Canberra 19+ (+240)

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