This is an early season blockbuster in the making. The Melbourne Storm will have welcomed the nine-day turnaround after playing in Brisbane last week but they must still be hurting from the travel. The Tigers are capable of putting in a good performance tonight on the road but it’s going to be very hard work. I keep backing the Tigers this year as I think they are better than everyone else thinks. We know how good the Storm is but the big start I am going to get on the Tigers tonight has me excited. The worst-case scenario is that Melbourne turns on the style and blows their opponents out of the water but I expect a tough low scoring encounter in this game which should be good enough for us to win the bet. .
Sport: Rugby League
Competition: National Rugby League (NRL)
Event: Melbourne Storm v Wests Tigers
Location: AAMI Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date and time: Monday 8 April at 19:00 (Melbourne), 17:00 (Macau)
Big Jim’s bet: Wests Tigers at the line/handicap
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