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Philadelphia Stars vs Pittsburgh Maulers – Predictions, Betting Tips and Promos
Week 7 of the USFL season features a cross-state rivalry matchup between the Philadelphia Stars (3-3) and the Pittsburgh Maulers (2-4). The Stars will be looking for their third straight victory after taking down the New Orleans Breakers last week by a score of 16-10, while the Maulers will look to get off the mat coming off a 0-22 loss to the Memphis Showboats.
Philadelphia Stars vs Pittsburgh Maulers Odds
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As we get closer to kickoff, the Stars and Breakers will release more information about their lineup status and the availability of their players. The odds will change accordingly, and bettors will be able to make more informed decisions when placing bets on the game.
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Head-to-Head – Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
The Stars pulled off their 16-10 win over the Breakers last week on the strength of a good defensive performance – especially by cornerback Amari Dennis, who sealed the game with a touchdown from an interception return.
Stars quarterback Case Cookus and Breakers quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson combined to throw one touchdown against four interceptions in the game. Cookus was more efficient, throwing for more yards on fewer attempts, but the team isn’t likely to win a third straight game without an offensive touchdown.
Things weren’t better for the Maulers last week, who failed to score in their loss to the Showboats. Quarterbacks Troy Williams and James Morgan were both largely ineffective, combining to throw three interceptions over 38 passing attempts. The ground game was arguably worse – the team gained 56 yards on 17 attempts, good for a 3.3 per-carry average buoyed by a 14-yard run from receiver Bailey Gaither.
The best player in the Maulers’ loss was linebacker Kyahza Tezino, who racked up 16 total tackles in the game, including 11 solo tackles and 2 tackles for loss. He was recognized as the Week 6 Defensive Player of the Week, and he leads the USFL through six weeks with 62 tackles.
The odds at this point don’t suggest a clear favorite in this game, and neither do the available expert opinions. On one hand, Pittsburgh figures to bounce back offensively – they scored at least 20 points in three straight games prior to being shut out by Memphis. Their defense has allowed a league-low 108 points through six games, and they’re facing a Philadelphia team that’s three weeks removed from their last offensive touchdown.
There’s a case for Pittsburgh as the favorite, but Philadelphia has as many wins in the past two weeks as Pittsburgh has this season. Luis Aguilar leads the league with 52 kicking points and has been enough to compensate for the Stars’ offensive woes over the past two weeks.