The USFL 2.0’s second season is underway, and sportsbooks have already released Week 6 odds.
The Week 6 ledger kicks off Saturday afternoon with the Pittsburgh Maulers taking on the Memphis Showboats and concludes with the New Jersey Generals facing the surging Houston Gamblers. Bet on any of the games at sports betting sites by clicking on USFL Week 6 odds below.
USFL Week 6 Odds
Pittsburgh Maulers at Memphis Showboats
The Maulers recorded their second win in Week 5, dominating the reeling Panthers by a 23-7 score. The Showboats recorded their second consecutive victory in momentous fashion, knocking off the previously undefeated Breakers, 17-10.
Pittsburgh continues to struggle to put together a conventional ground attack, but quarterback Troy Williams is helping make up for that by averaging 7.7 yards per carry on 27 rush attempts. Williams’ work in the passing game has been more up and down, but he’s done a good job refraining from turnovers (one INT in 98 pass attempts). The Showboats defense has tightened up the last two weeks with just 20 total points allowed, making this a potentially challenging spot.
Memphis’ young quarterback Cole Kelley is also putting some encouraging play on tape, helping make up for the loss of RB Alex Collins (side) to injured reserve. However, the Showboats have also had trouble consistently opening running lanes and now face a Maulers defense yielding a league-low 66.8 yards rushing per contest and modest 249.6 total yards per game overall.
The Maulers are 2.5-point favorites for what should be a very competitive matchup.
Birmingham Stallions at Michigan Panthers
The Stallions have already lost one more game than all last season, as they fell to the Houston Gamblers by a 27-20 score in Week 5. The Panthers dropped their third straight with a 23-7 loss to the Maulers.
Birmingham is still getting solid play from QB Alex McGough, who accounted for 285 total yards and two passing TDs in Week 5. The matchup against the Panthers tilts more toward the CJ Marable-ZaQuandre White backfield duo, however. Michigan is allowing 111.4 yards rushing per contest and only 170.8 yards passing per game.
The Panthers are already struggling offensively and have now lost QB Carson Strong, who’s been splitting time with Josh Love, to injured reserve. Then, Michigan’s typically strong Stevie Scott-Reggie Corbin-helmed ground attack was held to 5 yards on 14 carries in Week 5. But, the Stallions do allow 137.8 rushing yards per game.
The Stallions are favored by 5 points despite their recent losses.
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New Orleans Breakers at Philadelphia Stars
The Breakers finally paid a visit to the loss column in Week 5, scoring a season-low 10 points against the Showboats. The Stars snapped their two-game losing streak with a narrow 24-21 victory over the Generals.
Poor ball security on the part of normally reliable QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson was a big culprit in New Orleans’ first loss. The outlook is much brighter for he and the entire Breakers offense this week. The Stars concede a USFL-high 26 points per game and 151.8 yards rushing per contest, the latter number particularly boding well for RB Wes Hills.
The Stars are still struggling offensively despite the Week 5 win. And they’ve now lost another receiver to injury in Jordan Suell after previously having seen Chris Rowland go down. The Breakers defense has typically been stout all the way around, allowing the third-fewest total yards per game (257.2).
Despite the Week 5 stumble, the Breakers are still favored by a touchdown.
New Jersey Generals at Houston Gamblers
The Generals fell to 2-3 with a 24-21 loss to the Stars in Week 5, while the Gamblers won their third straight by knocking off the defending champion Stallions, 27-20.
The Generals saw Kyle Lauletta put in a bigger workload than expected against Philly after De’Andre Johnson suffered an injury. It remains to be seen if Johnson will be available for this contest. But, the matchup does line up well for whoever is under center. Houston surrenders a league-high 226 yards passing per game.
The Gamblers’ winning streak has largely been powered by RB Mark Thompson. He compiled eight touchdowns and has averaged 5.9 yards per carry in his first three games. The Generals allow an impressively modest 87.2 rushing yards per game, however, and only 253 total yards. The status of QB Kenji Bahar, who missed Week 5 with a lower leg injury, will also be important to monitor.
The Generals are surprisingly listed as 5-point favorites despite recent play.
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