NSW Waratahs vs Wellington Hurricanes Super Rugby Campaign Betting Tips 16-02-2019
The NSW Waratahs open their 2019 Super Rugby campaign on Saturday night with a match against last year’s other semi-finalist, the Wellington Hurricanes. Wellington are a perennial contender and the Tahs will have their work cut out for them as they look to get their season off to the best start possible.
Familiar Faces, Unfamiliar Home Ground
The Waratahs have brought in a couple of star players in Adam Ashley-Cooper and Karmichael Hunt this season. Aside from these additions, the squad should look fairly familiar to people who have followed Super Rugby the last couple of years.
One thing that will look different is the home ground. The Tahs will play most of their home games at the SCG and Western Sydney Stadium (formerly Parramatta Stadium) while the Sydney Football Stadium is being rebuilt. However, they are hosting the Hurricanes at another venue altogether: Brookvale Oval on Sydney’s north shore, home of the NRL’s Manly Sea Eagles.
How will the Waratahs perform at Brookie? If the betting odds are any indication, they’re a rank outsider, with TopBetta offering 3.45 for a Tahs victory.
Waratahs v Hurricanes Betting Odds
If last season is anything to go by, this will be a great battle between attack and defence. The Waratahs were Super Rugby’s most potent team last year, scoring 557 points in the home-and-away season. The Hurricanes had the second-best defence, conceding just 343 points. PointsBet is offering good odds on the margin staying low, with 2.70 for the Hurricanes by 1-12 points and 4.25 for the Tahs by 1-12.
Bet365 will be offering a wide selection of betting markets throughout the Super Rugby season, including scoring, market, and first half markets. For example, it’s letting punters bet on who will lead after 20 minutes and 60 minutes. The Waratahs are 2.70 to spring out to an early lead at the 20-minute mark, and 3.25 to be holding the lead after 60 minutes.