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Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Tips - Sharks expected to cover

  • NRL Round 25 fixture set at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast on Friday
  • The Sharks have won 2 in a row after a 3-game skid
  • The Storm are out to bounce back after their record 19-game winning streak was snapped by the Eels last week
  • The Storm walloped the Sharks 40-14 in Round 8
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The Storm are out to bounce back against the Sharks. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
The Storm will have a serious point to prove on Friday night after having their winning streak snapped at the hands of the Eels.

Missed tackles and costly penalties saw the Storm undone in the second half, setting up an intriguing race for the minor premiership with Melbourne and Penrith now tied on points heading into the final round.

For Cronulla, the stakes are arguably even higher. The Sharks can book an unlikely finals spot with a win over the Storm, while a loss would leave them at the mercy of either the Raiders or the Titans.

Normally this game would be Melbourne’s to lose, but Craig Bellamy’s controversial decision to rest most of his stars has left the door ajar for the Sharks to punch their ticket.

Cronulla has lost three consecutive games to the Storm, the most recent being a 40-14 beatdown back in April.

That said, this Sharks team has been a very profitable betting play as the line underdog over the last 12 months covering in 10 of their 15 games during that span.


The Storm have more than enough talent to pull this off, but the +7.5 head start on Cronulla is tough to pass up.

Best Bet: Sharks +7.5 Line @-111.11 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
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