The National Rugby League

  • The Brisbane Broncos are 1.5-point favorites over the Parramatta Eels in the Thursday morning match.
  • The Parramatta Eels money line odds are listed at -105.
  • This will be the National Rugby League’s first match back since the coronavirus pandemic postponed the season in mid-March.

SYDNEY, Australia – The National Rugby League (NRL) is one of the first major sports leagues in Australia to resume play amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The NRL has been suspended since March 12 and in its return will play games in six NRL stadiums instead of the usual 20.

With other major sports still in the midst of their postponements the NRL should see a boost in viewers hungry to watch sports but also sports bettors that are looking for some form of legal sports betting.

The first match back for the NRL will welcome back rugby to sports betting menus globally as two undefeated teams face-off in what should be a close contest.

However, due to the threat of the coronavirus, the Eels vs. Broncos game will be played with no fans in attendance.

The Parramatta Eels are 1.5-point underdogs to beat the Brisbane Broncos. The money line odds for the Broncos are currently at -115, while the Eels SU odds are shorter at -105.

Betting against the Parramatta Eels in this matchup is tough.

The O/U total for this game is set at 40.5 points and the Under should be taken for this specific game since there has been a layoff due to the pandemic.

Furthermore, in two matches, the Eels have only given up eight points and coming off the break the Broncos offense could struggle early.

The Eels have the best defense in the NRL and that could be enough to stifle the Broncos offense that as scored the fourth-most points in the league and keep the total in the matchup at the Under.

The Under odds (+105) for Brisbane scoring less than 19.5 points in the game should be taken comfortably by bettors that believe in the Eels stingy defense.

All in all, the Eels should come out of this game with a flawless record still.

The match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos will begin on Thursday morning at 5:50 a.m. EST.

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