Pittsburgh Maulers vs New Orleans Breakers Prediction, 5/22/2022 USFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Maulers vs New Orleans Breakers
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Maulers (+8)
Protective Stadium is the venue where and the New Orleans Breakers (3-1) will play the Pittsburgh Maulers (0-4) on Sunday. The spread on this game has New Orleans as 8-point favorites. The total has been set at 35.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Vad Lee and Kyle Sloter.
The last time they took the field the Maulers took on the Gamblers and earned the win by a score of 21-20. Vad Lee went 19/32 with 170 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick during the game. Madre London paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 7 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 22 yards by way of 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.0 yards per run. Tre Walker was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 92 yards on 10 catches. He notched an average of 9.2 yards per catch for the game.
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The Maulers have tallied 1,018 total yards this season. As a team they maintain an average of 101.5 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 6th in the USFL. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Pittsburgh has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Pittsburgh Maulers are sitting at 9.8 PPG.
The Maulers sit in 6th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 23.0 points per game. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per rush on the ground and 116.5 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 466 yards on the ground through 4 games. When talking about passing yards, the Maulers have surrendered 703 yards which has them sitting in 3rd in the USFL. During their 4 games played this year, they are giving up 175.8 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.8%. During this campaign, they are giving up 292.2 yards per game which puts them 4th in the USFL.
The last time they took the field the Breakers played the Generals and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-17. Jordan Ellis led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 42 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 3.5 yards per carry. Jonathan Adams led the team in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 15.0 yards per catch in the game. Kyle Sloter went 15/36 with 155 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks in the game.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Breakers have compiled 1,179 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 235.8 passing yards per game, which is ranked 1st in the league. The New Orleans Breakers average 358.4 yards/game ranking them 2nd in the league. They average 122.6 yards per game via the rush and have run for 613 yards for this year. In terms of their ability to score points, the Breakers are ranked 3rd in the USFL averaging 22.0 points per contest.
The Breakers are relinquishing 17.0 PPG, which has them ranked 3rd in the USFL. This year, they have given up 85 points in total. New Orleans has allowed a total of 542 yards on the ground (108.4 yards per contest) in addition to 4 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have given up 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 153.4 yards per contest, which has them ranked 2nd in the USFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh Maulers (+8)
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