Michigan Panthers vs Tampa Bay Bandits Prediction, 5/13/2022 USFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Panthers vs Tampa Bay Bandits
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan Panthers (+2.5)
The Tampa Bay Bandits (2-2) play the Michigan Panthers (1-3) at Protective Stadium on Friday. The line on this matchup has Tampa Bay as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 36. The starting quarterbacks are Shea Patterson and Jordan Ta'Amu.
In their last game the Panthers played the Stars and took the loss by a score of 26-25. Shea Patterson went 9/17 with 67 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He threw 3 picks on the day. Reggie Corbin paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 88 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He scurried for 152 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.7 yards per run. Joe Walker led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 28 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 9.3 yards per reception for that game.
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The Panthers have earned 1,156 yards in total for the year. As a team they average 189.5 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 1st in the USFL. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Michigan has amassed 2 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Michigan Panthers are averaging 16.8 points per contest.
The Panthers rank 1st in the USFL in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 13.2 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 107.2 rushing yards per contest for the season. In total, they have allowed 429 running yards through 4 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Panthers have conceded 524 yards which has them ranked 2nd in the league. During their 4 games played this year, they are giving up 131.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.3%. During the season, they have relinquished 238.2 yards/game which ranks them 1st in the USFL.
In their last contest the Bandits played the Stallions and took the loss by a score of 16-10. Ta'amu paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 34 yards via 6 carries which meant he was running for 5.7 yards per carry. Derrick Dillon led the team in receiving yardage by earning 26 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 8.7 yards per reception for that game. Jordan Ta'amu went 13/22 with 125 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He walked away with no picks.
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Bandits are 7th in the USFL with 14.2 PPG. For the year so far, the Bandits have a total of 580 passing yards together with holding an average of 145.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 7th in the league. They average 95.2 rushing yards per game and have run for 381 yards overall. The Tampa Bay Bandits are averaging 240.2 yards/game ranking them 8th in the USFL.
Tampa Bay has surrendered a total of 483 yards on the ground (120.8 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Bandits are giving up 19.8 points per game, which has them ranked 5th in the USFL. Overall, they have given up 79 total points. They have yielded 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 176.2 yards per outing, which puts them in 6th in the USFL.
Who will win tonight's USFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan Panthers (+2.5)
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