Philadelphia Stars vs Houston Gamblers Prediction, 5/29/2022 USFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Stars vs Houston Gamblers
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Stars (-4)
The Houston Gamblers (1-5) play the Philadelphia Stars (3-3) at Protective Stadium on Sunday. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 43. The QB's who are expected to start are Case Cookus and Clayton Thorson.
The last time they took the field the Stars played the Bandits and ended up getting the win by a score of 35-28. Case Cookus went 11/20 with 73 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Matt Colburn II paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 44 yards and he notched 3 touchdowns in the game. He ran for a total of 140 yards by way of 18 carries which gave him an average of 7.8 yards per carry. Bug Howard was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 36 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 9.0 yards per catch for that contest.
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In terms of putting points on the board, the Philadelphia Stars are averaging 23.5 points per contest. As a unit they have an average of 86.8 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 8th in the USFL. The Stars have tallied 1,617 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Philadelphia has compiled 10 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Stars have surrendered 1,142 yards which ranks them 7th in the league. Overall, they are surrendering 368.5 yards per contest putting them 7th in the USFL. The Stars are sitting in 8th in the league regarding team defense, conceding 25.5 points per game. They are allowing 5.0 yards per run and 178.2 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. During their 6 games played this year, they have given up 190.3 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 60.6%. For the year, they have conceded 1,069 yards via the ground game in 6 outings.
In their last contest the Gamblers played the Generals and were beaten 26-25. Mark Thompson led the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 23 yards by way of 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.1 yards per carry. Teo Redding was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 25.3 yards per catch during the game. Clayton Thorson went 15/19 with 171 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception on the day.
For the year to this point, the Gamblers have thrown for 921 yards through the air along with an average of 153.5 passing yards per game, which is ranked 7th in the league. The Houston Gamblers maintain an average of 255.5 yards/contest ranking them 8th in the league. They hold an average of 102.0 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 612 yards for the season. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Gamblers rank 5th in the league with an average of 22.0 points per contest.
Houston has allowed a total of 832 rushing yards (138.7 yards per outing) in addition to 7 touchdowns via the rush for the 2020 season. The Gamblers are conceding 23.7 points per game, which puts them in 7th in the league. This year, they have relinquished 142 total points. They have allowed 9 touchdowns through the air and 238.3 yards per contest, which has them ranked 8th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston Gamblers (+4) and under 43 points
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