Tampa Bay Bandits vs Birmingham Stallions Prediction, 5/7/2022 USFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Bandits vs Birmingham Stallions
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Bandits (+3.5)
Protective Stadium is the venue where and the Birmingham Stallions (3-0) will take on the Tampa Bay Bandits (2-1) on Saturday. The line on this contest has Birmingham as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 41.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Jordan Ta'Amu and J'mar Davis-Smith.
In their last contest the Bandits took on the Gamblers and earned the win by a score of 27-26. Jordan Ta'amu went 21/36 with 255 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception during the game. Juwon Washington paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 65 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Derrick Dillon was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 124 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 20.7 yards per catch for the game.
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The Bandits have earned 803 total yards for the season. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 109.3 yards rushing which ranks them 6th in the USFL. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Tampa Bay has totaled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring points, the Tampa Bay Bandits have an average of 15.7 PPG.
The Bandits sit in 4th in the USFL in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 21.0 points per game. They are allowing an average of 3.7 yards per rush on the ground and 119.0 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. In total, they have allowed 357 running yards through 3 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Bandits have conceded 603 yards which has them sitting in 7th in the USFL. In their 3 games, they have yielded 201.0 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 57.3%. During the season, they are giving up 320.0 yards per game ranking them 5th in the USFL.
The last time they took the field the Stallions played the Breakers and ended up getting the win by a score of 22-13. CJ Marable led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 36 yards via 16 carries which had him averaging 2.2 yards per tote. Victor Bolden Jr led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 70 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 11.7 yards per reception during the game. J'Mar Smith went 15/38 with 197 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick during the game.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Stallions currently rank 1st in the league holding an average of 27.7 points per game. For the year to this point, the Stallions have racked up 617 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 205.7 passing yards per outing, which ranks 3rd in the league. They hold an average of 121.3 yards via the ground game and have run for 364 yards for the season. The Birmingham Stallions are averaging 327.0 yards per outing ranking them 3rd in the league.
The Stallions are allowing 21.7 points per game, which has them ranked 5th in the USFL. Overall, they have conceded 65 total points. Birmingham has allowed a total of 454 rushing yards (151.3 yards per game) and 1 touchdown on the ground this year. They have given up 6 touchdowns through the air as well as 186.7 yards/outing, ranking them 5th in the USFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay Bandits (+3.5)
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