Super Rugby Round 10 Betting Preview

Gabe Morency

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:19 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 7:19 PM UTC

Matches this weekend are as follows (all times BST; all prices from William Hill): Friday 20th April Blues v Highlanders (8.35 am) The Blues beat the Sunwolves 24-10 last weekend only their second win of the season.
<p>Matches this weekend are as follows (all times BST; all prices from William Hill): </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Friday 20th April</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong> Blues v Highlanders (8.35 am)</strong></p> The Blues beat the Sunwolves 24-10 last weekend, only their second win of the season that sees the Blues bottom of the New Zealand conference and 13th of 15 on the overall table.<p></p><p>The Highlanders convincingly beat the Brumbies 43-17 for their 4th win in six games, which is only good for 4th of 5 in the super strong New Zealand conference.</p><p>Here the Blues at home are +7 at 10/11 on the points handicap, and I expect the Highlanders to cover -7. </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Waratahs v Lions (10.45 am)</strong></p> The Waratahs are top of the Australian conference after their 37-16 victory over the Reds last weekend, they have a 5-1-1 record.<p></p><p>The Lions were on bye last weekend, and the weekend before that beat the Stormers 52-31. The Lions are top of the South African conference and have a 5-3 win-loss record.</p><p>This should be a very close match and a spread of Waratahs -2 reflects this. I have no real view on this spread. </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Saturday 21st April</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Crusaders v Sunwolves (8.35 am)</strong></p> The Crusaders come off their bye week having won 40-14 at Los Jaguares the week before. One of the strongest teams in the competition, they are second in the New Zealand conference with five wins out of 7 and now host the winless Sunwolves, who lost 10-24 at the Bulls last weekend.<p></p><p>Unsurprisingly the handicap quote here is prohibitive. Crusaders -37 at 10/11. It’s a no bet game. </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Reds v Chiefs (10.45 am)</strong></p> Two teams coming off losses meet in Brisbane. The Reds lost 37-16 at the Waratahs last weekend and have three wins from their seven games.<p></p><p>The Chiefs lost 25-13 at the Hurricanes, and a 5-2 win-loss record is only good for 3rd in their conference.</p><p>The Chiefs should win this game and are 14 point handicap favourites at 10/11. I would expect them to cover this spread. </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>(Bulls v Rebels 2.05 pm)</strong></p> The Bulls recorded one of their best victories of the season last weekend, beating the Sharks 40-10. In the South African conference the Bulls are second with 3 wins from their seven games.<p></p><p>They now host the Melbourne Rebels, who surprisingly lost 25-22 to Los Jaguares, only their third defeat in seven games.</p><p>The Bulls are -8 at 10/11 here and I will take a chance at the Rebels at +8 to rebound and keep it close. </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Sharks v Stormers (4.15 pm)</strong></p> The Stormers were on bye last weekend and before that lost 52-31 to the Lions. The Stormers only have 3 wins in 8 games.<p></p><p>The Sharks suffered a heavy loss to the Bulls 40-10 last time out and have a 2-5-1 record.</p><p>So two underperforming sides in a poor conference and the Sharks are -2 at 10/11. Without much confidence, a slight preference for the Stormers +2 here. </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Sunday 22nd April</strong></p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Brumbies v Los Jaguares (7.05 am)</strong></p> The Brumbies lost at the Highlanders 43-17 last weekend and now return home to face a Los Jaguares who beat the Rebels 25-22. Both sides have three wins this season, the Brumbies from seven games, the Jaguares from 8.<p></p><p>The Brumbies are 5-point favourites here, but for such a poor side I wouldn’t want to be giving away points. Los Jaguares +5 at 10/11 is a sporting bet.</p>
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