|North Queensland Cowboys vs Newcastle Knights NRL Betting Odds and Game Info|
|NRL betting odds||Cowboys $3 at BetOnline | Knights $1.42 at BetOnline|
|When||Saturday, June 27 at 3pm AEST|
|Where||Queensland Country Bank Stadium – Townsville, Queensland|
|Watch live||Foxtel, Kayo, NRL Live Pass|
Cowboys vs Knights NRL betting preview
An unwanted statistic for the North Queensland Cowboys heading into round seven of the 2020 NRL season is they are yet to play a team in the top eight.
To make matters worse, they are on a three-game losing streak and their next six matches are against teams currently in the upper half of the table.
A home game against the Newcastle Knights would normally bode well for Cowboys given the same-day travel requirements for the visitors, but that is not the case this time around.
Jason Taumalolo is a freak of nature who can take a team a long way, but when he runs into David Klemmer, Daniel Saifiti and their supporting cast, his effect on the contest can only do so much.
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Newcastle didn’t play too well on a wet and dewy night in Gosford last start, yet they did enough to secure a comfortable win over the Broncos and take their record to 4-1.
The Saturday forecast for Townsville is 23 degrees, which should suit a Knights outfit that racked up 42 points over the Tigers in similar conditions back in round two.
The over/under of 43.5 points should be taken care of also, given this is one of the rare games since the resumption to be played in such fantastic weather.
The Cowboys produced a pathetic first half last week and trailed 34-0 by the time they could even suck on an orange, but the comments from enforcer Josh McGuire will mean his teammates dare not to put in such a poor performance again.
Some shaky defence on the right edge for the Cowboys and a flourishing left edge for Newcastle make Edrick Lee, Enari Tuala and Kalyn Ponga the leading candidates for first tryscorer.
Against his old club, you’d imagine Ponga will be backed heavily at $11 with Bet365.
Best bets for Cowboys vs Knights
Newcastle Knights to win
Over 43.5 total points
Kalyn Ponga first tryscorer
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