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Michigan Panthers vs New Jersey Generals – Predictions, Analysis, Betting Tips
Week 7 of this USFL season brings us a matchup between the Michigan Panthers (2-4) and New Jersey Generals (2-4).
It’s been a long season for the Panthers, who’ve lost each of their last four games by no fewer than 14 points – starting with a 13-27 loss in their first game against the Generals. For the Generals, that victory over the Panthers stands as their last win; they’ve lost each of their three games since, albeit by only 12 total points.
One way or another, either Michigan or New Jersey will walk out of this matchup with their losing streak broken.
Michigan Panthers vs New Jersey Generals Odds
The odds will vary between sportsbooks and may change as gameday approaches, but the Generals being favored by nearly a touchdown is notable.
How to Bet on Michigan at New Jersey
To bet on the Michigan Panthers vs New Jersey Generals, and USFL in general. head to your sportsbook of choice. Select the sports tab on the side panel and scroll until you see USFL.
Bettors will find that odds on the game and various props will differ between sportsbooks. It’s important to compare available options in order to find the best odds and potential payout for the bet you want to make.
Head-to-Head – Michigan at New Jersey
Finding something to like about the Michigan Panthers isn’t hard. Trey Quinn reeled in 7 of 10 targets for 108 yards in the team’s 13-27 loss to the Birmingham Stallions last week. Linebacker Frank Ginda and defensive edge Breeland Speaks combined for 30 total tackles.
All three players are enjoying strong individual seasons – Speaks leads the league with 7.0 sacks through six games – but nothing they’ve done has been enough to carry the Panthers to a win in the past month.
The Generals haven’t had nearly as rough of a time overall, but nevertheless have lost their last three games – including a 10-16 loss to the white-hot Houston Gamblers last week. Darius Victor ran for 38 yards on 10 carries, which is an unremarkable performance from a player who boasts a 6.0 yards per carry average with over 10 carries per game on average this season.
Kyle Lauletta has been a mixed bag at best since entering the lineup at quarterback – he’s thrown two interceptions to one touchdown and isn’t the scrambling threat that De’Andre Johnson was.
For better or worse, the Generals’ last loss is another game that might’ve been decided by a single Darius Victor fumble. He leads the league with four fumbles lost, and ended a fourth quarter possession with a turnover while the Generals were down 8 points last week.
These teams’ losing streaks weren’t made equally – the odds favor New Jersey in this one by a sizable margin and so does the consensus opinion of experts. The Generals beat the Panthers by 14 in their first matchup and have lost their next three games by fewer than 14 total points. The Panthers, on the other hand, haven’t shown any improvement on the scoreboard since taking that loss.