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Birmingham Stallions vs Houston Gamblers – Analysis, Tips, and Predictions
The Birmingham Stallions (6-2) and Houston Gamblers (5-3) are set to play on Sunday with only two weeks to play in the USFL season.
With both teams winning last week, the Stallions remain only a game ahead of the pack in the highly competitive South division. The Gamblers can potentially take the lead in the division with a win, but could just as easily lock themselves out of the top seed in the division with a loss.
Birmingham Stallions vs Houston Gamblers Odds
Odds may vary between online sportsbooks and are subject to change before kickoff, but Birmingham currently sits as the biggest favorites heading into this weekend’s slate of USFL matchups.
Head-to-Head – Birmingham at Houston
The Stallions haven’t lost since Saturday, May 13 – when they fell 20-27 to the Gamblers in these teams’ first matchup. While the Stallions outgained the Gamblers in the matchup and converted several long drives into points, they gave up 20 points in the fourth quarter to give up a 13-7 lead.
In their 3-0 run since, the Stallions haven’t scored fewer than 24 points in a game. Their 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Stars last week saw the Stallions rack up 429 yards on 58 plays over only nine drives. Alex McGough completed 24 of 35 passes, gaining 333 yards and three touchdowns, and finished his fourth straight game without throwing an interception.
The Gamblers narrowly avoided an upset last weekend, pulling out a 14-point fourth quarter to secure a 20-19 victory over the Pittsburgh Maulers. The team gained only 266 yards overall and suffered a mediocre performance from quarterback Kenji Bahar, but was carried by another dominant showing from running back Mark Thompson. Thompson gained 98 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries overall, including a 33-yard run in the fourth quarter to secure the go-ahead score.
How to Bet on Birmingham at Houston
The Stallions and Gamblers will release more information about their lineups and player availability as we get closer to kickoff. The odds may change accordingly, allowing bettors to perform better analysis and make more informed decisions when betting on the game.
In addition, bettors will find that the odds available on the game will vary between sportsbooks. It’s important to compare available options in order to find the best odds for the bet you want to make.
Despite the results of their earlier matchup and the tight race the South division finds itself in, Birmingham is a logical favorite in this game. They’re as hot as any team outside Memphis and find themselves alone at the top of the standings for a reason: they’ve received nothing but consistently good performance from their offense over the last three weeks.
The Gamblers may have won last week, but their inability to decisively put away a struggling team like the Maulers won’t inspire confidence that they can turn around and win against a matchup like this.