The Stallions are riding high after back-to-back dominant victories, including a 42-2 beatdown over the Memphis Showboats in Week 2.
However, this will be Birmingham’s biggest challenge yet, as the Breakers are one of the three teams left that are undefeated through two games in the USFL. It’s still early in the year but this is a high-stakes game that could go a long way for the team that pulls off the victory.
New Orleans Breakers (2-0) at Birmingham Stallions (2-0)
Time: Saturday, April 29th, 12:30PM EST
Location: Protective Stadium – Birmingham, Alabama (University of Alabama at Birmingham campus)
Television Broadcast: USA Network
Fortunately, the game is played during the day and will likely miss the rain that will come later in the night. The forecast calls for cloudy skies in the mid 70s.
Betting Odds (per FanDuel Sportsbook)
Moneyline: NO +220/BHAM -270
Spread: MEM +6.5/BHAM -6.5
Over/Under (points): 48.5
Birmingham Stallions vs. New Orleans Breakers Prediction
Another game, another touchdown favorite for the Stallions. Birmingham is probably walking into this game as the most confident team in the USFL and rightfully so. They possess the best offense and defense in the league. Despite not being named the Week 1 starter, quarterback Alex McGough is playing out of his mind and is an early MVP candidate based on his play through two weeks.
The Stallions lead the league in yards per game (386.5), passing yards per game (257.0), third down conversion rate (55%) and defensive points allowed (10). The first week of the season, the Stallions won behind its passing game. In Week 2, they won behind a dominant ground game from CJ Marable, ZaQuandre White and McGough. They’ve proven to be more than capable at winning games in different ways, which is crucial when playing against tough opponents.
This is going to be a tough matchup and both offenses are expected to have a lot of success at some point throughout the game. The Breakers have only committed one turnover this year while the Stallions have forced four, the second most in the USFL. Birmingham is going to need to force some turnovers and convert those opportunities into points.
Expect the Stallions to win but not to cover the spread.
Prediction: Stallions 31, Breakers 27