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Houston Gamblers vs Memphis Showboats – Predictions, Tips, and Betting Promos
An exciting matchup between south division teams awaits in Week 7 with the Houston Gamblers (4-2) taking on the Memphis Showboats (3-3). The Gamblers are coming off a 16-10 victory over the New Jersey Generals and find themselves on a four-game winning streak.
The Showboats, similarly, have won three straight games after shutting out the Pittsburgh Maulers 22-0 last week. Both teams are hot coming into Week 7, but they can’t both leave this game with their streaks intact.
Houston Gamblers vs Memphis Showboats Odds
Odds will vary between sportsbooks and can be expected to change slightly as gameday approaches, but Houston is notably favored at this point.
How to Bet on Houston at Memphis
For details about how to bet on the USFL, simply head over to your online sportsbook of choice and browse the list of available sports. Select “USFL” and you will see odds for the Houston Gamblers vs Memphis Showboats.
The Gamblers and Showboats will both release more information about their player availability as we get closer to kickoff. The odds will change accordingly if anything comes out, allowing bettors to make better-informed decisions when betting on the game.
Additionally, bettors will find that the odds available on Houston at Memphis will vary between sportsbooks. It’s important to compare available options to find the best odds for the bets you want to make.
Head-to-Head – Houston at Memphis
These teams last met in Week 3 of the USFL season – when neither team had a win on their record. The Gamblers won that matchup 30-26, with Mark Thompson running for 81 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his first game of the season. He’s carried the team to nothing but victory since, including their 16-10 victory last week over the Generals where Thompson accounted for 82 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
The Showboats won last week on the strength of their defense, which pulled down three interceptions against the Maulers en route to their 22-0 victory. The most impressive score of the game came courtesy of Derrick Dillon, who returned a missed field goal for a touchdown to end the first half. Offensively, the Showboats weren’t nearly as spectacular – they found the endzone only once in three trips to the red zone and ended three other drives with field goals.
While Houston only mustered 16 points in their win last week, they trail only the Birmingham Stallions in points scored this season with 158 through six games. Their point differential currently rests at +19, which also trails that of the Stallions’ but is the second-highest mark in the league regardless.
The Showboats, conversely, have spent most of their current winning streak in low-scoring affairs. They’re the only team in the South with a nonpositive point differential, having both scored and given up 119 points through six games.
The Gamblers have made betting against Mark Thompson a difficult proposition – he’s 4-0 as a healthy member of the Gamblers’ lineup. He’s racked up a league-high nine touchdown carries as a running back, all while maintaining a per-carry number of 5.2 yards and a per-game total of 93.5 – over 10 yards more than the second-highest number of 83.3 from the Breakers’ Wes Hills.
The Showboats aren’t without a chance to win, but they’ll likely need a better performance from their offense then they’ve received in recent weeks. It can happen, but finding a player to lean on for such a performance the way that the Gamblers lean on Thompson is a tall task.