Houston Gamblers at Pittsburgh Maulers – Analysis, Tips, and Predictions

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Houston Gamblers at Pittsburgh Maulers – Analysis, Tips, and Predictions

Author: American Gambler Staff | Last Updated: June 1, 2023

The Houston Gamblers (4-3) will look to recover from their first loss in four weeks when they take on a Pittsburgh Maulers (2-5) team that’s only won once in the same time frame. With three weeks left in the USFL regular season, both teams risk falling to the bottom of their divisions with a loss on Sunday.

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Houston Gamblers at Pittsburgh Maulers Odds

Below are the odds for Houston at Pittsburgh available on BetMGM as of Wednesday, May 31:

  • Moneyline – Houston -160, Pittsburgh +135
  • Spread – Houston -3.0
  • Total – 42.5

Odds may vary between sportsbooks, and it’s possible they change as kickoff approaches. It’s essential for bettors to check their available options and stay up-to-date in order to get the best odds for the bets they want to make.

Head-to-Head – Houston Gamblers at Pittsburgh Maulers

Offense didn’t come easy to the Gamblers last week, with the Memphis Showboats holding them to 6 points through the first three quarters en route to handing them a 20-23 loss. Mark Thompson found the end zone twice in the fourth quarter, but he only gained 42 yards on 13 rushing attempts over the course of the game. Kenji Bahar offered little help from the quarterback position, completing only 18 of 39 passes for 216 yards, throwing a pair of interceptions, and never finding the end zone.

On the other hand, the Maulers found themselves on the losing end of a 31-37 shootout against the Philadelphia Stars last week. The points belied a so-so performance from the offense – the team scored on an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Josh Simmons and again after a punt return from Isiah Hennie that gave the Maulers possession at the Stars’ 1-yard line. The Maulers still scored 17 points in the first half on the strength of their offense, but they gained a total of 50 yards over the second.

The Maulers rank at the bottom of the league in offensive yards with 1,617, exactly 150 fewer yards of offense than the second-worst Memphis Showboats heading into Week 8. Their passing numbers are especially bad – at 959 total passing yards, good for 137.0 per game, they could play an extra game and still have fewer yards than the seventh-place New Jersey Generals.

The Gamblers are the most run-heavy offense in the league, averaging 26.9 attempts per game, and rank third in the league with 117.9 yards per game. Their 14 rushing touchdowns on the season lead the league by a wide margin – the Birmingham Stallions and New Orleans Breakers tie for second with 8 each.

How to Bet on Houston Gamblers at Pittsburgh Maulers

As we get closer to kickoff, the Gamblers and Maulers will release more information concerning their lineups and player availability. Odds will change accordingly, if necessary, allowing bettors to make more informed decisions when making bets on the game.

Additionally, the markets and odds available for the game will vary between sportsbooks. It’s critical for bettors to compare their available options in order to find the bets they want at the best odds.