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New Jersey Generals at Houston Gamblers – Analysis, Tips, and Predictions
Week 6 of the USFL season is upon us, and the Houston Gamblers (3-2) will look to take home their fourth straight victory against a New Jersey Generals (2-3) team coming off two straight three-point losses.
New Jersey at Houston Odds
While the odds vary between platforms and may change as gameday approaches, most sportsbooks appear to be tagging the Generals as favorites to win the game. The spread favors the Generals by around 5.0 points, with the total at around 45.0 points
Head-to-Head: New Jersey at Houston
New Jersey is coming off an incredible outlier of a game, losing 21-24 against the Philadelphia Stars despite not allowing a touchdown. Luis Aguilar was the hero of the game for the Stars with 8 successful field goals, but the outcome was made possible despite the Generals’ offense vastly outgaining the Stars because of turnovers. The Generals committed four turnovers total, including three fumbles by standout runner Darius Victor.
Houston, on the other hand, had an impressive game for the right reasons, racking up 20 points in the fourth quarter to notch a 27-20 victory over the Birmingham Stallions. The team did well on the ground, with 135 yards accounted for over 34 rushing attempts and Mark Thompson finding the endzone three times. Thompson accounted for 78 yards of his own over 16 attempts against the Stallions, and is averaging 5.8 yards per carry to go with a league-high 8 touchdowns on the season.
The Generals and Gamblers would both likely prefer to keep the game on the ground, in the hands of their high-end backfield talents. It’s unlikely that the strategy goes as poorly for the Generals as it did last week, but Houston has three games of positive momentum on their side.
How to Bet on New Jersey at Houston
The New Orleans Breakers and Philadelphia Stars may release more information about their gameday lineups as Sunday approaches, and the odds will change accordingly. This will allow bettors to conduct better analysis before placing their bets on the game.
In addition, bettors will find that the odds aren’t the same at every sportsbook that offers USFL betting markets. It’s essential to compare available options to determine the best possible return on investment.
There doesn’t seem to be much consensus among experts around who to take given the odds on this game, or even what the odds should be. While the Generals are narrowly favored by most books with the Gamblers’ quarterback situation in flux, several experts point out that the Gamblers haven’t lost any of their three games since Mark Thompson became a healthy member of the lineup.
Ultimately, the biggest common prediction between experts on this game is that it stands to be the highlight game of the week if both teams play to the potential they’ve shown on the field recently. A rushing duel between two of the league’s premier backs in Darius Victor and Mark Thompson may be in order.