Houston Gamblers vs Birmingham Stallions Prediction, 6/11/2022 USFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Gamblers vs Birmingham Stallions
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Houston Gamblers (+13.5)
The Houston Gamblers (1-7) head to Protective Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Birmingham Stallions (8-0). The line on this matchup has Birmingham as 13.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 43.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Kenji Bahar and J'mar Smith.
In their last outing the Gamblers took on the Bandits and were beaten 13-3. Kenji Bahar went 19/34 with 159 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 pick on the day. Bahar led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 19 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 49 yards on 6 carries which had him averaging 8.2 yards per run. Teo Redding was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 44 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 8.8 yards per catch for that game.
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The Gamblers have racked up 1,738 total yards for the year. Offensively they have an average of 97.4 yards rushing which has them sitting 5th in the USFL. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Houston has amassed 11 touchdowns through the air and 3 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, the Houston Gamblers hold an average of 22.3 points per contest.
The Gamblers rank 8th in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 25.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 140.6 rushing yards per game for the season. During this campaign, they have given up 984 rushing yards through 7 games. Concerning passing yards, the Gamblers have surrendered 1,593 yards which has them sitting in 8th in the USFL. During their 7 games played this season, they have allowed 227.6 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.6%. During this campaign, they are giving up 368.1 yards/outing which has them sitting 8th in the league.
In their last game the Stallions played the Breakers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 10-9. Bo Scarbrough paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 54 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 3.9 yards per carry. Marlon Williams was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 109 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 15.6 yards per reception for the game. J'Mar Smith went 15/29 with 183 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick during the game.
For the season thus far, the Stallions have compiled 1,215 passing yards as well as an average of 173.6 throwing yards per game, ranking them 5th in the USFL. The Birmingham Stallions hold an average of 319.0 yards per game which has them ranked 3rd in the league. They maintain an average of 145.4 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,018 yards for this year. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Stallions are sitting 1st in the USFL scoring 26.9 PPG.
Birmingham has allowed the opposition a total of 789 yards via the ground game (112.7 yards per outing) and 5 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Stallions are giving up 17.9 PPG, which has them in 2nd in the league. This season, they have given up 125 total points. They have given up 8 touchdowns through the air in addition to 160.7 yards/game, which has them in 3rd in the USFL.
Who will win tonight's USFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Birmingham Stallions (-13.5)
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