Pittsburgh Maulers vs Michigan Panthers Prediction, 5/1/2022 USFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Maulers vs Michigan Panthers
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Maulers (+2.5)
Protective Stadium is the site where and the Michigan Panthers (0-2) will take on the Pittsburgh Maulers (0-2) on Sunday. Michigan opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 39. The starting quarterbacks are Josh Love and Shea Patterson.
In their last game the Maulers took on the Stars and ended up taking the loss by a score of 30-23. Josh Love went 21/39 with 236 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. Garrett Groshek led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 77 yards on 18 carries which had him averaging 4.3 yards per run. Bailey Gaither was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 117 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 16.7 yards per reception for that contest.
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The Maulers have earned 534 total yards for the year. As a unit they are averaging 106.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 6th in the league. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Pittsburgh has compiled 2 touchdowns through the air and 0 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Pittsburgh Maulers are sitting at 13.0 points per game.
The Maulers are ranked 7th in the USFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 23.5 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 2.4 yards per run and 54.5 yards on the ground per game over the course of this season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 109 rushing yards through 2 contests. In terms of passing yardage, the Maulers have given up 438 yards which puts them in 8th in the USFL. Over the course of their 2 games played this season, they have given up 219.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.6%. During this campaign, they are granting 273.5 yards/outing which has them sitting 4th in the USFL.
In their last contest the Panthers played the Generals and lost 10-6. Stevie Scott III led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 25 yards on 7 carries which had him averaging 3.6 yards per tote. Marcus Baugh was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 38 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 12.7 yards per catch for that contest. Shea Patterson went 14/29 with 124 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Panthers currently sit 8th in the USFL averaging 9.0 points per contest. For the season so far, the Panthers have thrown for a total of 282 passing yards as well as an average of 141.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 6th in the league. They are averaging 132.0 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 264 yards for the season. The Michigan Panthers average 273.0 yards per contest which ranks them 5th in the USFL.
Michigan has surrendered a total of 213 yards on the ground (106.5 yards per contest) in addition to 1 touchdown via the rush for the season. The Panthers are giving up 13.5 PPG, which has them sitting 2nd in the league. In total, they have conceded 27 points in total. They have yielded 1 touchdown through the air and 109.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 1st in the USFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh Maulers (+2.5)
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