Raiders v Knights
The Raiders remain a very slim mathematical chance of making the finals, needing to win both their remaining matches and have a number of results go their way. Newcastle are also a mathetmatical chance of avoiding the wooden spoon and will be looking to finish the season strong. The last 3 fixtures between these sides have made for interesting contests with a draw and a win each to either team. Newcastle were the latest team to win with a 14 point victory in May this year.
The Raiders are coming off a close loss to the in-form Panthers and will take great confidence into this match. The Knights were well beaten by the Storm (to no surprise to anyone) but had 3 quality wins leading up to that match.
They will be without five-eighth Brock Lamb and captain Sione Mata’utia but welcome back Nathan Ross from injury. II still think the Knights can keep it close and are good value at the line.
Knights +16 @ 1.93