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USFL Finals: Pittsburgh Maulers vs Birmingham Stallions – Predictions & Betting Tips
The Pittsburgh Maulers (5-6) take on the Birmingham Stallions (9-2) in the USFL Championship game on Saturday night.
The two squads have taken different paths to arrive at this juncture. The Maulers recovered from a 2-6 start, reeling off three straight wins and rounding into form when it matters most. The Stallions have been the class of the league all season with the best overall record.
We will break down how to bet on the USFL, including the latest odds, insights, and betting opportunities heading into Saturday's Title tilt.
Pittsburgh Maulers vs Birmingham Stallions Odds
- Matchup: Pittsburgh Maulers vs Birmingham Stallions
- Date/Time: Saturday, July 1, 8 PM
- Location: Canton, OH
The Birmingham Stallions (-7) appear to be garnering a lot of respect, with oddsmakers setting the betting line at right around a touchdown at most online sportsbooks.
The point total sits at a modest 46, hedging the strength of the offensive strength of the Stallions with the defensive prowess of the Maulers.
How to bet on Maulers vs Stallions
To find odds on the USFL Championship game, you'll need to sign in to your online sportsbook account. You can claim a welcome bonus by signing up and registering for a new account.
USFL odds are not always the easiest to find but are accessible by going to “Sports” and selecting “Football”. You can also simply enter “USFL” in the search bar and the game will populate.
FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM are among the current sportsbooks offering odds on the USFL Title game.
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Maulers vs Stallions: USFL Championship Preview
The Maulers and Stallions met once during the regular season back in Week 4. The Stallions emerged victorious by a 24-20 margin.
The Pittsburgh Maulers have been a defensive force all season, leading the league in defense during the regular season by limiting opponents to a paltry 17.8 points per game.
However, their defense struggled against the Michigan Panthers last week. The Maulers were gouged for 24 second-half points by a Panthers team that ranked near the bottom in most offensive metrics. Pittsburgh conceded a whopping 410 yards of total offense and an alarming 7.7 yards per play.
Despite ranking second last in offensive scoring during the regular season, the Maulers exploded for 31 points against Michigan behind a strong performance from quarterback Troy Williams and wide receiver Isiah Hennie. They will need to be even better to beat Birmingham.
The Birmingham Stallions were an offensive juggernaut during the regular season, averaging a league-best 28.7 points per game.
The Stallions flexed their muscles in Semifinal action last week with a comprehensive beatdown of a good New Orleans Breakers team. Birmingham showcased their talents, dropping a hefty 47 points.
Quarterback Alex McGough was elite against the Breakers, firing for over 300 yards and four touchdowns for a 139.8 QBR. The Stallions also got the run game going compiling 245 yards on the ground.
The Stallions compiled 553 yards of offense on a staggering 8.9 yards per play. If they get the same two-headed monster going in the Title game, it will be a long night for Pittsburgh.
Maulers vs Stallions Predictions
It's a compelling USFL Finals showdown, with the league's best offense set to go against the top-ranked defense.
It would be a mistake to entirely sleep on a Maulers team that has seemingly hit its stride at the perfect time. With that said, the Mauler's second-half defensive performance against Michigan was alarming and exposed some serious cracks in the secondary.
The Stallions offense looked unstoppable against New Orleans and they are simply too good to bet against at the moment.
Expect the Maulers to hang around for the First Half, with the Stallions pulling away by the 3rd quarter. Alex McGough will continue his hot hand, and Birmingham will not only win outright but also cover the -7 comfortably.