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Philadelphia Stars vs New Jersey Generals – Analysis, Tips, and Predictions
Two weeks remain in the USFL season as the Philadelphia Stars (4-4) and New Jersey Generals (2-6) prepare to face off on Sunday.
With both teams falling last week, their relative position in the playoff race remains unchanged. The Stars sit alone at the top of the North at 4-4, and can lock up the division with a win and a loss by the Michigan Panthers. The Generals, on the other hand, risk elimination if they lose while the Panthers win.
Philadelphia Stars vs New Jersey Generals Odds
Odds may vary between sportsbooks, and are subject to change prior to kickoff.
Head-to-Head – Philadelphia at New Jersey
In their earlier matchup this season, Philadelphia came out ahead of New Jersey 24-21 on the strength of eight field goals from Luis Aguilar. The Generals’ offense gained 6.7 yards per play while the Stars only gained 2.4, but three of the Generals’ five second-half drives ended in turnovers.
Offense has been tough for the Generals since – they’ve gone 0-3 in their last three games, scoring an average of 16.0 points per game between them, and still haven’t found a starting quarterback they’re content with.
Dakota Prukop gained them 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns through the air last week and added 76 more yards on the ground, but the team still fell short 25-16 against the surging Memphis Showboats.
The Stars haven’t become an offensive juggernaut since the last meeting between these teams, but they did enough to pull out victories in two of their last three games. In the remaining game – a 27-24 loss to the Birmingham Stallions last week – the offense was still functional.
Case Cookus completed 20 of 32 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns, and the offense gained 6.5 yards per play overall. Cookus ranks second in the USFL with 1,785 passing yards through eight games, with 10 touchdowns and a solid 64 percent completion percentage on the season.
How to Bet on Philadelphia at New Jersey
The Stars and Generals 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 online sportsbooks. It’s important to compare available options in order to find the best odds for the bet you want to make.
Philadelphia enters the game as favorites, with more recent success to boast of and having already beaten New Jersey in this USFL season. There’s more to like about the Stars – they’re an easy consensus pick among experts.
The Generals are over a month removed from their last victory and rank at the bottom of the league in turnover differential; they have more urgency to win, but offer little reason to believe they will.