Philadelphia Stars vs Michigan Panthers Prediction, 5/6/2022 USFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Stars vs Michigan Panthers
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Stars (+1)
The Philadelphia Stars (1-2) go to Protective Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Michigan Panthers (1-2). Michigan opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 36. The starting quarterbacks are Bryan Scott and Shea Patterson.
The last time they took the field the Stars played the Generals and lost 24-16. Case Cookus went 13/20 with 146 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Paul Terry led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 17 yards via 6 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.8 yards per carry. Bug Howard led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 78 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 19.5 yards per reception in the game.
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When it comes to scoring points, the Philadelphia Stars have an average of 21.0 points per outing. As a unit they're averaging 49.7 yards in the run game which ranks them 8th in the league. The Stars have racked up 808 total yards for the year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Philadelphia has compiled 6 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns on the ground.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Stars have conceded 564 yards which ranks them 6th in the USFL. In total, they are giving up 375.7 yards per game which has them ranked 8th in the USFL. The Stars sit in 6th in the league concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 23.3 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per run and 187.7 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 3 games played this year, they are giving up 188.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.4%. In total, they have conceded 563 running yards through 3 games.
In their last game the Panthers went up against the Maulers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-0. Reggie Corbin led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 64 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 133 yards via 20 carries which meant he averaged 6.6 yards per run. Lance Lenoir Jr was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 41 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 10.2 yards per catch for the game. Shea Patterson went 8/17 with 49 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with no picks.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Panthers have a total of 347 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 115.7 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 8th in the USFL. The Michigan Panthers are averaging 285.0 yards per outing ranking them 5th in the USFL. They are averaging 169.3 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 508 yards for this year. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Panthers rank 7th in the league by scoring 14.0 PPG.
The Panthers are allowing 9.0 points per contest, which has them in 1st in the USFL. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 27 total points. Michigan has given up a total of 316 yards rushing (105.3 yards per game) and 1 touchdown by way of the ground game this year. They have conceded 1 touchdown from the passing game as well as 114.7 yards/game, ranking them 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's USFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia Stars (+1)
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