The final week of the USFL’s regular season is here, and the New Orleans Breakers (6-3) are set to take on the Houston Gamblers (2-7) on Sunday, June 19th at 5:30 pm PT.
With playoff seeding already determined, Breakers head coach Larry Fedora plans to give some of his banged-up Breakers a rest before the postseason. In contrast, Kevin Sumlin’s Gamblers are eliminated from playoff contention, but with how close they’ve been to a few more wins this season, they want to end the season on a high note.
The forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 92 degrees and 7 mph winds.
New Orleans Breakers (6-3) at Houston Gamblers (2-7)
Kickoff: Sunday, Jun 19th at 5:30 pm PT
Where: Legion Field, Birmingham AL
Betting Odds Per FoxBet
- New Orleans Breakers: -3.5
- Houston Gamblers: +3.5
- New Orleans Breakers: -175
- Houston Gamblers: +135
New Orleans Breakers – Houston Gamblers Matchup
|Statistical Category||New Orleans Breakers (6-3)||Houston Gamblers (2-7)|
|Pass Yds||1,837 yds (1st)||1,346 yds (8th)|
|Avg. Pass Yds/ Game||204.1 yds/game (1st)||149.6 yds/game (8th)|
|Pass TDs||11 TDs (2nd)||12 TDs (T-1st)|
|Ints||11 ints (T-2nd)||9 ints (4th)|
|Sacks Allowed||13 sacks (1st)||16 sacks (5th)|
|Rush Yds||1,080 yds (4th)||815 yds (8th)|
|Avg. Rush Yds/ Game||120 yds/ game||90.6 yds/game|
|Rush TDs||9 TDs (5th)||3 TDs (8th)|
|Total Yds Allowed/ Game||288.6 yds allowed/ game (4th)||345.9 yds allowed/ game|
|Pass Yds Allowed||1,554 yds allowed (4th)||1,906 yds allowed (8th)|
|Avg. Pass Yds Allowed/ Game||172.7 avg pass yds allowed/game (4th)||211.8 avg pass yds allowed/game (8th)|
|Rush Yds Allowed||1,043 rush yds allowed (3rd)||1,207 rush yds allowed (6th)|
|Avg. Rush Yds Allowed/ Game||115.9 avg rush yds allowed/ game (3rd)||134.1 avg rush yds allowed/ game (4th)|
|Extra Points||11/12 XPs (2nd)||14/14 XPs (1st)|
|FGs||15/21 FGs (3rd)||19/25 FGs (2nd)|
|Longest FG||60 yds (2nd)||51 yds (6th)|
New Orleans Breakers
As expected, New Orleans will be resting quarterback Kyle Sloter before the teams push into the postseason. There are quite a few other banged-up Breakers at the moment, but it appears many will be game-time decisions. Even if some of them play, I expect their role to be somewhat limited.
Houston will be without defensive back Jerry Cantave for their final game of the season. However, the team is pretty healthy compared to their opponents.
New Orleans Breakers – Houston Gamblers Prediction
With playoff seeding already decided, I’d expect the Breakers to let their foot off the gas a bit in Week 10. New Orleans is pretty banged up heading into the playoffs, and some of the guys could definitely use the rest. On the other side, Houston might be putting the pedal to the metal. With how close the Gamblers have been to winning more games throughout the season, I doubt they’ll let another one slip through their fingers.
Prediction: Houston Gamblers 20 – New Orleans Breakers 14