An open race where you can make a case for the entire field. Vega Magic was unlucky not to win it 12 months ago. After similar preparation, the blinkers go back on, he runs well fresh and the drop back to 1200m suits.
VEGA MAGIC TO WIN @ $7 NBL
Melbourne United were strong on the road last season and should be too good for Illawarra in their season opener. United won five of seven as away favourites last season and covered the line in all of them.
MELBOURNE TO COVER THE LINE (-3.5 PTS) AGAINST HAWKS NFL
Pittsburgh returned to winning form against Atlanta last week and are outstanding value to beat Cincinnati. The Steelers have won their past six against the Bengals and their past two games as away underdogs for a big profit.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS TO WIN @ $2.10 LEAGUE TEST
This is probably the most inexperienced Kangaroos outfit in some time, and New Zealand are over the odds at $3.15. Australia have won the past five encounters, but New Zealand won the three before that.
NEW ZEALAND TO WIN @ $3.15