The Philadelphia Stars and Pittsburgh Maulers clash for the second time this season, having previously met in week 3. The Maulers got the better of the Stars in the first meeting and will be looking to bounce back from last week’s loss to Memphis. The Stars, meanwhile, will be hoping to add to their two-game win streak while avenging their earlier season loss.
According to USFL predictions, the game is expected to be tight, with USFL odds almost even.
Stars: Defense Shows Out
Philadelphia took down one of the top teams in the league with a strong defensive performance.
The Stars handed the New Orleans Breakers their second loss of the season by holding them to 10 points, tied for their lowest point total.
New Orleans leads the USFL in both passing and total yards per game, but Philadelphia did a solid job slowing down its passing attack, limiting it to 182 passing yards and recording two interceptions.
WE’LL TAKE THAT BACK! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/O4UaWiZkku
— Philadelphia Stars (@USFLStars) May 21, 2023
Though the Stars stopped the Maulers’ passing attack in the first game, they didn’t do so well against the ground game, so it may be smart to do some USFL live betting for this rematch.
Maulers: Offense Stalls
Pittsburgh lost its second game in three weeks after Memphis held the Maulers scoreless last week.
Despite the Maulers recording 283 total yards in the game, they never made it to the red zone against the Showboats.
Pittsburgh had a solid day in the air, with quarterbacks Troy Williams and James Morgan combining for 243 yards. However, they totaled three interceptions as well.
After racking up 135 rushing yards in their first win over the Stars, the Maulers’ ground game was nowhere to be found in their recent loss, finishing with 56 total yards. Bettors should wait to see how the Maulers start before making USFL picks.
Stars vs Maulers Head-to-Head
The Stars and Maulers already met once this season in Week 3, where the Maulers defeated the Stars 21-13.
Stars vs Maulers Game Information
- Game: Stars vs Maulers
- Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, OH
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 27, 9 p.m. ET
- Stars vs Maulers Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Stars vs Maulers Betting Lines
Stars vs Maulers Picks and Prediction
Predicted Score: Stars 21, Maulers 15
Worth Betting ATS?
After the Maulers got by the Stars in Week 3 with a number of field goals, the USFL spread very narrowly favors Pittsburgh again by one. However, this week should be the Stars’ chance to get that loss back with Philadelphia on a two-game win streak and Pittsburgh’s offense continuing to struggle.
Worth Betting the Totals?
These are two of the lower-scoring teams in the league, so it’s not surprising this game has the lowest total of the week from the sportsbook. While the Maulers haven’t shown much in the name of offensive improvement, their defense has been one of the best in the league, which should help keep the Stars’ scoring down and the game under the 38½-point total from USFL lines.