Daily Sports Tips – Saturday, July 28

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets (9:10am)
Mets to Win ($2.50)

The New York Mets travel to Pittsburgh to take on a Pirates side that has lost two on the trot. The Mets have been playing with plenty of flare recently and are undefeated through their three most-recent games, which included a comfortable win over Pittsburgh yesterday. This is going to be an excellent contest and the Mets are well and truly over the odds in head-to-head betting.

Geelong Cats vs Brisbane Lions (2:10pm)
Geelong 1-39 ($2.30)

The Lions travel to the Cattery this afternoon to take on a Geelong side sitting outside the top eight on scoring percentage alone. Brisbane have been playing well of late and were narrowly denied a fourth-consecutive win against the Crows last weekend. The Cats snuck home against the Dees last week and have their tails up heading into this must-win clash. With Tom Hawkins in great touch in front of goal, they can see off what is sure to be a spirited Lions challenge.

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Parramatta Eels (5:30pm)
Souths at the Line (-11.5)

Souths will host the Eels in what looks to be the biggest mismatch in Round 20 of the NRL this evening. Its been a truly glittering season for the Bunnies, who remain in a tie with the Storm and Dragons at the top of the table. They did suffer a shock defeat to Wests last weekend, but they are the kind of team that tends to respond to poor performances in a big way and they face the league’s current cellar dwellers. Souths can cover an 11.5 point line in a return to winning form.

Crusaders vs Hurricanes (5:35pm)
Crusaders at the Line (-7.5)

The Crusaders have once again been the benchmark of Super Rugby in 2018 and they can make another decider by beating Kiwi rivals the Hurricanes this afternoon. Undefeated since Round 5, the Crusaders have absolutely cruised through to the penultimate weekend, while the Hurricanes have managed only a few shaky performances since returning from the international break. The line is currently set at 7.5 points and the Crusaders should be able to cover that with relative ease.