NRL Round 10 odds, title update and schedule 2022; Magic Round in Brisbane
NRL Round 10, 2022, is the league’s Magic Round, and kicks off on Friday, May 13, with two matches. We offer some insight into NRL round 10.
Of course, in Magic Round this year, all matches are played over three days at the same ground, Suncorp Stadium, in Brisbane. But the 2022 version might as well be called Mudlark Round, because the forecast for Brisbane this week is abysmal.
Flash flooding and heavy downpours are predicted for Brisbane all weekend, so the matches might well generate into fearsome slogs in the wet; we can only imagine what the ground will be like for the final match on Sunday night between Wests Tigers and North Queensland.
Magic Round starts with a double-header kicked off by the Bulldogs v Knights clash, followed by an intriguing match between Manly and the home team, Brisbane.
The Sea Eagles are a team who have disappointed a lot this season despite being expected to challenge for the top four, while the Broncos are showing signs of life under Kevin Walters and a win here would put them firmly back in the discussions for the finals.
Leading bookie TopSport has made the Sea Eagles $1.67 favourites, but that does not look like value against a Brisbane side that stunned Souths in round nine and regains superstar forward Payne Haas (shoulder) and ace recruit Kurt Capewell (neck) for this match.
The clear match of the round is the final match of a triple header on Saturday, with the two teams that have appeared heads and shoulders above the opposition this season, Penrith and Melbourne, squaring off.
The Panthers are coming off their first loss of the season, 22-20 against Parramatta, but bookies have made them the favourites at$1.67 against the rampaging Storm, who are averaging an astonishing 37 points per game in their first nine matches this season.
Of course, the Storm must make do without fullback sensation Ryan Papenhuyzen (hamstring, knee) and Reimis Smith (ruptured pec) for an extended period. But you can be sure coach Craig Bellamy has an unheralded youngster or two ready to make a mark.
We think the Panthers will get the job done this time as their wonderful defence goes to work against an attack that will surely feel the loss of Papenhuyzen, who has scored 12 tries already this season and set up many more.
There is another blockbuster on Sunday with the suddenly high-flying Eels taking on top-four hopefuls Roosters in the second of three games for the day. The Eels have not been consistent this season but will surely be up for this game against one of their closest challengers for a top-four spot.
NRL Premiership odds before Round 10, 2022
There was not a lot of change at the top of NRL title betting, despite Penrith suffering their first loss of the season, 22-22 against Parramatta.
The Panthers eased marginally from $2.7 to $3, while arch rivals the Storm also eased, from $3.20 to $3.40 despite their emphatic 42-6 win against the Dragons.
Premiership favouritism will surely be on the line on Saturday night when the Panthers and Storm clash in neutral territory in Brisbane.
Meanwhile, the Eels are back in favour, firming from $11 to $8, while the other big, unlikely movers were the Brisbane Broncos ($67 to $33) after they surprised many with their win over the Rabbitohs in Sydney.
NRL title odds 2022
$3 Penrith Panthers
$3.40 Melbourne Storm
$8 Parramatta Eels
$10 Cronulla Sharks
$12 Sydney Roosters
$17 Manly Sea Eagles
$21 South Sydney Rabbitohs
$23 North Queensland Cowboys
$34 Brisbane Broncos
$101 Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra Dragons, New Zealand Warriors,
$151 Wests Tigers
$251 Gold Coast Titans, Newcastle Knights, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
NRL Round 10 fixture, odds and times
Friday, May 13
- 6pm: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs $1.70 v Newcastle Knights $2.15
- 8.05pm: Manly Warringah Sea Eagles $1.67 v Brisbane Broncos $2.22
Saturday, May 14
- 3pm: NZ Warriors $2.90 v South Sydney Rabbitohs $1.42
- 5.30pm: Gold Coast Titans $1.90 v St George Illawarra Dragons $1.90
- 7.45pm: Melbourne Storm $2.20 v Penrith Panthers $1.67
Sunday, May 15
- 1.50pm: Cronulla Sharks $1.25 v Canberra Raiders $4
- 4.05pm: Sydney Roosters $2.05 v Parramatta Eels $1.77
- 6.25pm: Wests Tigers $3.35 v North Queensland Cowboys $1.33
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