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Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders Predictions & Tips - Storm to cover handicap in 18th straight win

  • Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders tips for Thursday's NRL Round 22 match
  • The match is being played at Sunshine Coast Stadium (10.50am BST)
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 17 matches
  • Can the Storm maintain their unbeaten record at Sunshine Coast Stadium?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Melbourne Storm have won three in a row against the Canberra Raiders (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 11 Aug 2021
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Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders Predictions

Canberra have found their best form late in the season. But the run of wins is tipped to come to an end against Melbourne Storm, who can make it 18 straight victories.
  • Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne Storm Form
  • Melbourne Storm Team News
  • Melbourne Storm Team List
  • Canberra Raiders Form
  • Canberra Raiders Team News
  • Canberra Raiders Team List
  • Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders FAQs

Storm have been given a big -24 line to cover, but can do so once again.

  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 17 matches.
  • Melbourne Storm have scored at least 40 points or more in 11 of their last 17 matches.
  • Melbourne Storm have covered a -24 handicap in 5 of their last 7 matches.
  • Melbourne Storm have won all 8 matches played at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
  • Melbourne Storm's Justin Olam has scored 5 tries in his last 4 matches.
  • Melbourne Storm have won their last 3 matches against Canberra Raiders.
  • Canberra Raiders have won 4 of their last 5 matches.

Head to Head

Melbourne Storm lead the head to head 34-14 from 48 previous clashes. The last 10 clashes have seen Melbourne win 7-3, including the last three in a row.

Melbourne Storm Form

Craig Bellamy's Storm made it 17 wins in a row when claiming a hard-fought 28-18 victory over Manly Sea Eagles last weekend.

The reigning premiers remain a win clear of Penrith Panthers at the top of the ladder and haven't lost since Round 3. They average 35.85 points per game this season.

Melbourne Storm Team News

Nelson Asofa-Solomona was named on the bench but his hamstring injury will keep him out once again. Felise Kaufusi returns from suspension.

Melbourne Storm Team List

1. Nicho Hynes, 2. Dean Ieremia, 3. Reimis Smith, 4. Justin Olam, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Jahrome Hughes, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Brandon Smith, 10. Christian Welch, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenny Bromwich, 13. Dale Finucane, 14. Harry Grant, 15. Chris Lewis, 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 18. Tom Eisenhuth, 19. Tepai Moeroa, 20. Jordan Grant, 21. Isaac Lumelume

Canberra Raiders Form

Four wins from the last five matches have moved Ricky Stuart's Canberra side into the top eight after an ordinary season to that point.

Having suffered a disappointing 34-24 loss to Newcastle Knights two weeks ago, the Raiders bounced back last weekend with a 20-12 win over St George Illawarra Dragons.

Canberra Raiders Team News

Bailey Simonsson and Jordan Rapana return to the starting line up, and Iosia Soliola is added to the bench.

Semi Valemei has been ruled out for two weeks. Elijah Anderson is dropped after a brief debut last week.

Canberra Raiders Team List

1. Jordan Rapana, 2. Bailey Simonsson, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Matt Timoko, 5. Harley Smith-Shields, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. ​​Joseph Tapine, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Ryan Sutton, 14. Tom Starling, 15. Emre Guler, 16. Corey Harawira-Naera, 17. Sia Soliola, 18. Seb Kris, 19. Matt Frawley, 20. Dunamis Lui, 21. Siliva Havili

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Storm continue to march towards the minor premiership. While the line is high at -24, Melbourne have covered that in five of their last seven matches.

Best Bet: Storm -24 Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Anytime Tryscorer Tip: Justin Olam Anytime Tryscorer @-109.89 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Justin Olam First Tryscorer @1100.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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