Tampa Bay Bandits vs Philadelphia Stars Prediction, 5/21/2022 USFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Bandits vs Philadelphia Stars
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Bandits (-3)
Protective Stadium is the site where and the Philadelphia Stars (2-2) will take on the Tampa Bay Bandits (2-2) on Saturday. The line on this game has Tampa Bay as 3-point favorites. The O/U opens at 39.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Jordan Ta'Amu and Case Cookus.
The last time they took the field the Bandits faced the Panthers and won by a score of 27-20. Jordan Ta'amu went 15/24 with 207 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Juwon Washington led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards and he added 2 TD's for the contest. He racked up a total of 48 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per run. John Franklin was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 81 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 16.2 yards per catch during the game.
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The Bandits have attained 1,234 total yards for the year. As a team they maintain an average of 90.8 yards in the run game which ranks them 7th in the league. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Tampa Bay has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Bandits are averaging 16.8 points per outing.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Bandits have surrendered 1,027 yards which ranks them 8th in the league. Overall, they have surrendered 319.0 yards per game ranking them 6th in the USFL. The Bandits are sitting in 5th in the USFL concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 19.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per tote and 113.6 rushing yards per contest for the year. During their 5 games played, they have relinquished 205.4 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.1%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 568 yards via the running game in 5 contests.
In their last outing the Stars played the Stallions and took the defeat by a score of 30-17. Paul Terry paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 43 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 52 yards by way of 2 carries which meant he was running for 26.0 yards per carry. Chris Rowland was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 73 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 18.2 yards per catch in the game. Case Cookus went 19/35 with 215 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with no picks.
For the season so far, the Stars currently sit at 839 yards through the air together with an average of 209.8 passing yards per outing, ranking them 2nd in the league. The Philadelphia Stars average 275.2 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the league. They average 65.5 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 262 yards overall. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Stars currently sit 2nd in the USFL by scoring 22.2 points per game.
Philadelphia has conceded a total of 813 rushing yards (203.2 yards per game) as well as 7 touchdowns via the rush this year. The Stars are giving up 23.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th in the USFL. Overall, they have relinquished 95 points in total. They have given up 3 touchdowns via the pass and 153.8 yards per outing, which has them sitting 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's USFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay Bandits (-3)
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