HURRICANES v BLUES – click here to bet
This looks like a cracking encounter with the Blues still in title contention and the Hurricanes showing signs of bouncing back to something like their old form.
The Blues beat the Hurricanes at home early in the Tournament and they also won their last match in Wellington earlier this season winning 25-14. That broke a run of 5 successive Hurricanes home wins against the Blues.
The Hurricanes were full value for their 17/11 win against the Highlanders in Wellington last week although those who backed them on the (-6.5) handicap would have been disappointed that they could not put the visitors away. Their other home match in this Tournament was a 39-25 loss to the Crusaders.
The Blues title hopes took a real blow last week as they lost by 11 points to the Crusaders despite leading at the break. Their other away match saw them beat the Chiefs 24-12 in Hamilton.
Suggested Bet: Winning Margin, Hurricanes under 12.5 at 18/10
The money has come for the home team and I fancy them to edge a tight one.