Houston Gamblers vs Birmingham Stallions Odds & Info
|Game||Houston Gamblers vs Birmingham Stallions|
|Date & Time||Saturday April 23, 2022, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Protective Stadium Birmingham, AL
BIR -3 ; O/U 41
On Sunday, the Birmingham Stallions visit the Houston Gamblers in a USFL Week 2 matchup. Birmingham is 1-0 after rallying to win at home 28-24 in Week 1 over the New Jersey Generals. J’Mar Davis-Smith played well at quarterback for Birmingham in place of Alex McGough who was injured. Davis-Smith threw for 154 yards and one touchdown. The Stallions displayed a strong passing attack behind Smith.
Birmingham’s trio of receivers Osiris Mitchell, Cary Angeline and Victor Bolden Jr. combined to catch 13 passes for 176 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The running attack for Birmingham is led by Tony Brooks-James with 27 yards. Birmingham is averaging 71.0 yards rushing and 205.0 yards, while allowing an average of 186.0 yards passing and 223.0 yards rushing per game.
Houston used a strong defensive effort to start the season 1-0 with a 17-12 victory over the Michigan Panthers. Houston held Michigan scoreless in the first half to lead at the break 17-0. Houston was able to hold off Michigan in the second half thanks to forcing the Panthers into committing three turnovers, one of which was a Reggie Northrup fumble recovery and return of 87 yards for a touchdown.
Houston quarterback Clayton Thorson threw for only 73 yards in Game 1. The Gamblers signal caller threw for one touchdown and was intercepted once. Mark Thompson led the running attack for Houston with 13 carries for 71 yards. Houston wide receiver JoJo Ward leads the Gamblers with 48 yards receiving on seven receptions.
Free USFL Pick:
Houston used a strong defense in the first half to build a 17-point lead but had to hold on in the end and will be up against a strong Birmingham offense that scored 28 points in Week 1. The Birmingham offense led by quarterback J’Mar Davis-Smith will use its passing attack with three strong outside receivers to move up and down the field and score. Birmingham's defense is not the best but Houston’s offense struggled in Week 1 with just 73 yards passing. Final Score Prediction, Birmingham Stallions win and cover ATS 23-14.