- Rising to the Occasion
- Beware the Underrated Springboks
- New Zealand vs South Africa Head-to-Head
- New Zealand vs South Africa Game Information
- New Zealand vs South Africa Game Weather Conditions
- New Zealand vs South Africa Game Prediction
- Worth Betting the Moneyline?
- Worth Betting ATS?
- Worth Betting on the Totals?
- Questions Of The Day
The All Blacks meet South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday, and it doesn’t get much bigger than this.
Our best Rugby bets for Oct 28 see the likes of Richie Mo’unga and Ardie Savea having big games for New Zealand, which is the -152 favorite.
However, South Africa is the defending World Cup champion, so it demands respect.
Rising to the Occasion
There was plenty of speculation about the All Blacks’ form approaching the World Cup, but they have proven doubters wrong.
Our confidence never wavered, and although they drifted to +500 with Rugby World Cup bet odds after losing their opening game to France, they are the best tournament team in the world.
Their best win came against Ireland in the quarterfinals. It was a gutsy effort from the Kiwi side, who dug deep in the final five minutes to defend.
It was much easier last week when covering the Rugby betting spread against Argentina, which was a one-sided affair.
However, much harder conditions are away against South Africa, who always play tough defense against the All Blacks.
Forwards coach Jason Ryan is happy with how his team is performing.
“[I’m] extremely proud,” said Ryan. “The boys have shown a lot of care. I’ve challenged them in different areas of the training field and had some honest conversations in our meetings.
“We’ve set ourselves up to give ourselves a chance. I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved, and we’ve got one to go.”
Mo’unga has been in excellent form throughout the tournament, and he could be the difference. The All Blacks first-five has controlled the game nicely and provided excellent cross-kicks to set up tries.
New Zealand is a -2½ favorite, which is a fair line given their form.
Beware the Underrated Springboks
South Africa has long been one of the tournament favorites with Rugby betting online markets, but after narrowly beating England, confidence levels have shifted.
However, the Springboks won the 2019 World Cup, and there are no weak points with this team.
The +112 underdogs didn’t play well last week, and they only won because of two late penalties, which were marginally lucky, but they always play their best rugby when it counts.
They have won the same number of World Cups as New Zealand with three apiece, and that experience helps in the big matches.
We’re not surprised to see South Africa as the underdog, but that’s a tag it has loved in the past, so beware of a sportsbook upset.
New Zealand vs South Africa Head-to-Head
New Zealand has a 62-39-4 edge over South Africa, but South Africa has won three of the last five meetings. The last time they met in a World Cup game in 2019, when the All Blacks won 23-13 before the Springboks would later win the tournament.
New Zealand vs South Africa Game Information
- Game: New Zealand vs South Africa
- Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 28, 3 pm ET
- Location: State de France, Saint-Denis, France
- New Zealand vs South Africa Live Stream: ITV, RugbyPass
New Zealand vs South Africa Game Weather Conditions
Clear conditions are expected in France on game day.
New Zealand vs South Africa Game Prediction
Predicted Score: New Zealand 27, South Africa 17
Worth Betting the Moneyline?
The All Blacks are -152 with moneyline markets, and that price is worth taking.
They have proven to be the better team throughout the tournament, and they could put on some silky-smooth skills this Saturday.
Rugby Pick: New Zealand -139
Worth Betting ATS?
There are important numbers when it comes to betting on rugby, including 2½. It allows the All Blacks to win by a penalty and cover the spread, and we expect money to come for the favorites, which could see the line move.
Rugby Pick: New Zealand -2½
Worth Betting on the Totals?
The sportsbook has the line at 45½, and with our prediction having it at 44 points, it’s too close to call.
Questions Of The Day
Which Rugby World Cup team in the final are currently favored according to the betting odds?
The New Zealand All Blacks are the favorites to win the Rugby World Cup Final in France.
What is the most important factor to consider when placing a bet on the Rugby World Cup Final?
The most important factor is momentum, which is with New Zealand. It could be enough to see it hoist the trophy.