Sea Eagles Firm Favorites
The sportsbook has the Manly Sea Eagles at -13½ against the Newcastle Knights on Saturday.
NRL lines are rarely that one-sided, but the Sea Eagles have been impressive, and the Knights typically struggle for success.
Reinforcements for Sea Eagles
The Sea Eagles may have lost 13-12 to the South Sydney Rabbitohs last week, but they have been one of the more impressive NRL teams..
They defeated the Bulldogs and Eels in the opening rounds, and they get some key players back to face the Knights.
They welcome back Cooper Johns, Lachlan Croker, and Morgan Harper, which gives them plenty of bolster in the midfield. We believe that’s a primary reason why sport betting markets have them at -600 to win the game outright.
Losing by one point to the Rabbitohs is exceptional form against a team like the Knights. They arguably should have won that game and remained unbeaten, and getting Aaron Woods in a surprise swap helps the team, according to NRL news.
“As of today I think both clubs are talking to each other. There are a couple of young players at the Sea Eagles who want to go to the Dragons, Manly have asked to take me in return,” Woods said.
Apparently it happened on Friday. It was more the fact Manly showed interest in me. It just made sense, it’s a good swap. It works well for both parties. I’m just thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to start.”
Knights’ Confidence Rising
The Knights have won two of their four games in 2023, which is better than what most had predicted.
Las Vegas NRL odds might still have them at +13½ for this game, but after beating the Canberra Raiders 24-12 last week, they have confidence.
Their recent form against the Sea Eagles is the big worry, but the Knights should fancy their chances of keeping this game close on the road.
They were able to soak up the early pressure against the Raiders, who led at halftime. It was a good comeback win from a team not expected to be beating teams like the Raiders.
Both teams are unbeaten at Glen Willow Oval from three attempts, which makes for interesting reading. However, if the Knights want to be competitive, they need to slow down the Sea Eagles’ pairing of Josh Schuster and Daly Cherry-Evans, who could run riot.
Knights vs Sea Eagles Head-to-Head
The Sea Eagles have a 20-17 advantage over the Knights, but it has been one-sided action recently.
They won the most recent meeting at home 42-12, which followed a 30-6 victory on the road earlier in the year.
Knights vs Sea Eagles Game Information
- Game: Sea Eagles (2-1) vs Knights (2-2)
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 1, 12 a.m. ET
- Location: Glen Willow Oval, Mudgee, NSW
- Knights vs Sea Eagles Live Stream: RugbyPass
Knights vs Sea Eagles Betting Lines
Knights vs Sea Eagles Picks and Prediction
Our NRL picks have the Sea Eagles putting up a big score against their opposition.
They have been the much better team so far, and based on recent results, they have the dominance over the Knights.
Covering -13½ isn’t easy in the NRL, but bookmakers are confident for a reason.
The Manly Sea Eagles are listed at -500 in our Vegas NRL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Eagles , you have a chance to win $20. The Newcastle Knights are +300, offering a chance to win $300 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Eaglesa 83.33% chance to win, with Knights at 25.00%