USFL Betting Guide


The USFL is back for a second year. The 10-week regular season runs from mid-April through mid-June. The defending champion Birmingham Stallions opened as the favorites to repeat. You will find moneylines, point spreads and total points for this week’s games below along with team championship futures.

Check out the latest USFL odds for every team below.


The seventh week of the 2023 USFL regular season is complete, and South Division teams are holding down three of the top four spots on the USFL futures board. The 5-2 Birmingham Stallions are slightly favored over the 4-3 New Orleans Breakers to win this year’s USFL championship. The 4-3 Philadelphia Stars are the only North Division team with a winning record.

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Birmingham Stallions : The defending USFL champs have now evened the regular season series versus New Orleans thanks to last weekend’s 24-20 win. Philadelphia is up next in what will be a rematch of the high scoring 2022 USFL championship game. Birmingham opened as a -6 favorite with a total of 46.

New Orleans Breakers : After starting 4-0, the Breakers have now lost three straight. The Breakers are all still very much in the playoff hunt as two of their final three games are against South Division teams. The 3-4 Michigan Panthers out of the North Division are up next. New Orleans opened as a -3.5 favorite.

Philadelphia Stars : The Stars enter Week 8 winners of three straight, the most recent of which is a 37-31 victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers. Philadelphia leads the North Division race with a 4-3 record. Now they must play the Stallions in Birmingham. The Philadelphia Stars are a +6 underdog.

Houston Gamblers : After opening the 2023 season 0-2, the Gamblers are one the USFL’s hottest teams, winning four of their last five. The 23-20 loss came last weekend versus the Memphis Showboats. The Gamblers will look to get back on the winning track this weekend versus Pittsburgh. Houston opened as -3 favorites.

What are the best USFL betting apps?

Major sportsbooks are once again offering USFL betting for every team. You will be able to place moneyline and spread bets along with totals for all 40 regular season games plus the USFL playoffs. DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook have all posted 2023 USFL championship futures.

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Which states offer USFL betting?

The following states have authorized USFL betting markets for the 2023 season via mobile sports betting apps:

That still leaves four states where you can still bet on the USFL, but only in-person at retail casino sportsbooks:

  • Delaware
  • Arkansas
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Mississippi
  • Wisconsin

How many divisions does the USFL have?

Two. The eight USFL teams are evenly split into North and South divisions. Each team practices and plays games in one of four hub cities. Below you will find the breakdown along with the hub stadium for home games.

North Division

Philadelphia Stars

  • Hub stadium: Ford Field in Detroit
  • Head coach: Brad Andrus, second season
  • 2022 record: 6-4, advanced to USFL championship game

New Jersey Generals

  • Hub stadium: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton
  • Head coach: Mike Riley, second season (2022 USFL Coach of the Year)
  • 2022 record: 9-1, North Division regular season champs

Michigan Panthers

  • Hub stadium: Ford Field in Detroit
  • Head coach: Mike Nolan, first season
  • 2022 record: 2-8, third in North Division

Pittsburgh Maulers

  • Hub stadium: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton
  • Head coach: Ray Horton, first year
  • 2022 record: 1-9, fourth in the North Division

South Division

Birmingham Stallions

  • Hub stadium: Protective Stadium in Birmingham
  • Head coach: Skip Holtz, second season
  • 2022 record: 9-1, 2022 USFL champions

New Orleans Breakers

  • Hub stadium: Protective Stadium in Birmingham
  • Head coach: John DeFilippo, first season
  • 2022 record: 6-4, second in the South Division

Memphis Showboats

  • Hub stadium: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis
  • Head coach: Todd Haley, second season (coached Tampa Bay Bandits)
  • 2022 record: Did not play, replacing the Tampa Bay Bandits

Houston Gamblers

  • Hub stadium: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis
  • Head coach: Curtis Johnson, first season
  • 2022 record: 3-7, fourth in the South Division

How are USFL games different from the NFL?

Here is a rundown of the USFL game rules for the 2023 season.


After a team scores a touchdown, they can go for 1, 2 or 3 points. Here is how it works:

  • Extra point: The ball is snapped from the 15-yard line and if the kick goes through the uprights it will be worth one point.
  • 2-point conversion: A team must reach the end zone from the 2-yard line.
  • 3-point play: Similar to scoring two points, but the 10-yard line serves as the line of scrimmage.

Instant replay

Each coach is allowed one replay challenge per game. All replay decisions will be made from the USFL Replay Command located at Fox Sports Control Center in Los Angeles. Additionally, this crew has the authority to overrule incorrect personal foul calls such as roughing the passer, facemasks and more.

Pass interference

If the football fails to cross the line of scrimmage, there will be no offensive pass interference or ineligible player downfield penalties. On defensive pass interference calls, if the defender intentionally tackles a receiver beyond 15 yards, it becomes a spot foul. Same rule applies if the penalty occurs 15 yards or less from the line of scrimmage.

Timing: Officials will start the clock following an incomplete pass for the first and third quarters as well as outside of five minutes in the second and fourth quarters. Also, when the game is inside of two minutes in the second and fourth quarters, there will be a clock stoppage following a penalty or first down.

Forward passes

Offenses have the option of throwing two forward passes as long as the ball is behind the line of scrimmage. The ineligible receiver rule would apply to the second forward pass.


The USFL has moved the kickoff spot back to the 20-yard line as a way to increase returns and generate more fan excitement. This is a slight change from the 2022 season when kickoffs took place from the 25-yard line.

Onside kicks

USFL teams will have two options for maintaining possession following a scoring drive. One is the traditional onside kick from the 20-yard line. The other does not exist in NFL games. The “4th and 12” play is when the team elects to convert a first down from their own 33-yard line.


If the game remains tied after four quarters, a best of three-play shootout is used to determine the winner. The teams will alternate possessions from the 2-yard line with each successful scoring attempt worth two points. Once both offenses have the ball three times, the team with the most points is declared the winner. However, if the score is still tied, the game moves into a sudden death format.

How can I watch and stream USFL games?

Fox Sports and NBC Sports share a broadcast partnership deal with the USFL. All 40 regular season games and three playoff games will be shown live nationally. The TV deal is split between the networks and the Peacock streaming service. This will include 13 primetime games that will be shown on NBC, Fox or FS1. Here is how the 2023 season will be broken down:

  • Fox, 18 games
  • FS1, 7 games
  • NBC and Peacock, 11 games
  • USA and Peacock, 7 games
  • All NBC games can be streamed live on the NBC Sports app.
  • The Fox Sports app will live stream all Fox and FS1 games.


When did the USFL return?

2022. The USFL is the first spring professional football league not connected to the NFL to return for a second season since the original USFL (1983-1985).

Which team won the 2022 USFL championship?

The Birmingham Stallions defeated the Philadelphia Stars, 33-30.

What does the USFL stand for?

The United States Football League.

Why did the original USFL fold?

Financial trouble is the reason why the original USFL folded prior to the 1986 season.

Where are USFL games played?

All 2023 regular season games will be played in one of four hub cities – Detroit, Memphis, Canton or Birmingham. Each of the eight USFL teams will call one of the host cities their home field.

How many weeks is the USFL regular season?

The 2023 USFL regular season will consist of 10 weeks. This will include playing two games against each of the other three teams from the same division and one game against the four teams in opposite division.

Where is the 2023 USFL championship game being played?

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio will host the 2023 USFL Championship game on Saturday, July 1.

How much do USFL players make?

USFL players are paid $4,500 per game, totaling $45,000 for the regular season.