With Origin upon us we see the first of the split rounds when Souths host Parramatta on Friday night.
Souths have won 6 of the past 7 matches at home with the Eels, and have also covered the handicap on 6 of these occasions.
Despite a 29-16 loss earlier this year, Souths have won 6 of the past 7 clashes with the Eels at all venues.
Parramatta also have a woeful 2 wins from the past 11 attempts at this ground against Souths, and have not beaten the Rabbitohs here since 2010.
Given the off-field salary cap dramas that have emerged this week I cannot have the Eels here, so despite the loss of key fullback Greg Inglis, I expect the Bunnies to get back to winning form in style.
The Knights got a much needed victory last week and will be looking to make it back to back home wins against an Origin depleted Broncos.
Newcastle tend to struggle against Brisbane, having won just 3 of the past 11 clashes at this ground, and just 1 of the past 8 matches at all venues.
The past 4 matches here have tallied under 40pts, so with the Knights attack still looking suspect and Brisbane missing key players, this could be a good angle to play.
The Knights have won their past 6 Monday night home games which gives them hope, however despite missing their Origin contingent I think the Broncos are overpriced here, so will side with them at the Line.