The New Orleans Breakers are preparing for their second game of the season in the United States Football League (USFL), where they will face off against the Houston Gamblers. The game will be held in Birmingham, AL, with the Breakers being favored to win with a spread of -6.5 and a total of u39.5. The game is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM on USA.
In their previous game, the Breakers faced the Pittsburgh Maulers in a close and exciting game. The game started off as a battle of defenses, with both teams struggling on offense. Despite the Maulers’ strong start, the Breakers made adjustments in the second half and were able to put together a balanced drive, burn the clock, and score a touchdown, winning the game 22-15. Notable performances included the Breakers’ defense, which held the Maulers’ offense to just one touchdown, and McLeod Bethel-Thompson‘s game-winning touchdown pass to Anthony Jones.
The Breakers have several key players to watch in their upcoming game against the Houston Gamblers. McLeod Bethel-Thompson, the oldest quarterback in the league, threw for a league-best 303 yards in his Breakers debut and showed his veteran leadership in helping the team come back in the second half. The Breakers had a strong defensive showing in their opening game, only allowing 15 points, including a punt-return touchdown. Kicker Matt Coghlin had a perfect 5-for-5 showing on field goals and was named the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week in the Breakers’ opening game.
Line: Breakers -6.5, O/U 39.5
Date/Location: Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama
Kickoff Time: 11:30 AM CST
Weather Forecast: Sunny, 74 degrees, Wind 11 mph, Humidity 34%
TV/Streaming: USA Network
Saturday The New Orleans Breakers look poised to continue their momentum from last week’s opening win. Our prediction is a final score of New Orleans 24, Houston 17. The current betting odds for the game have the Breakers favored at -6.5, with an over/under of 39.5 points. The weather forecast for the game calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 74°F.
In summary, the New Orleans Breakers are looking to build on their Week 1 victory and climb up the standings against the Houston Gamblers. Key players to watch include Breakers quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Gamblers running back T.J. Pledger, as well as tight end Josh Pederson. The game promises to be an exciting one, showcasing the competitiveness of the USFL.
Prediction: New Orleans Breakers 24, Houston Gamblers 17