Teams Try To Bounce Back
The Birmingham Stallions and Michigan Panthers will each try to rebound from recent losses when the two meet Saturday. The Stallions dropped their second game in three weeks while the Panthers are looking to put an end to a three-game losing streak, but according to USFL odds, it will likely extend to four, as Birmingham is favored in the matchup.
Stallions Defense Stumbles
Birmingham dropped its second game after its defense struggled to slow down the Gamblers.
After beginning the season holding their first two opponents to six points a game, the Stallions’ defense has slipped, with the last three teams averaging 30.7 points a game against them.
Birmingham was unable to slow Houston’s rushing offense, as the Gamblers finished with 135 rushing yards and three touchdowns, scoring 20 points in the final quarter.
The Stallions have the second-worst rushing defense in the league, and if they have another game like they did against Houston, the Panthers may be a good USFL live betting option to find some offense on the ground.
Panthers Offense Stalls
Michigan lost its third game in a row after its offense struggled once again.
Though the Panthers started the season strong, scoring over 20 points in the first two games, they averaged 10 points a game in their last three losses.
Michigan had its worst offensive performance in its last loss, finishing with season-lows of seven points and 152 yards while turning the ball over four times.
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— Michigan Panthers (@USFLPanthers) May 13, 2023
The Panthers will have to find some of the offensive firepower they had in their first two games to put an end to their three-week losing skid.
Stallions vs Panthers Head-to-Head
Met once last season on May 21, where Birmingham defeated Panthers, 33-17
Stallions vs Panthers Game Information
- Game: Stallions vs Panthers
- Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m. ET
- Stallions vs Panthers Live stream: NBCSports.com
Stallions vs Panthers Betting Lines
Stallions vs Panthers Picks and Prediction
Predicted Score: Stallions: 24, Panthers: 13
Worth Betting ATS?
Though the Stallions stumbled defensively in their recent loss to Houston, they should have no problem slowing down a Panthers team that has had issues scoring the last few weeks. Birmingham hasn’t been lighting it up quite as much offensively as it was when the season began, but the Stallions should still easily cover the 5.5-point spread from USFL lines.
Worth Betting the Totals?
The Stallions should be able to score some points against the Panthers, but they won’t score as much as they did at the start of the season after falling in two of their last three games. With Michigan also struggling offensively lately, it might be tough for the two to reach the 44.5-point total from the sportsbook.