The Memphis Showboats (2-3) will welcome the Pittsburgh Maulers (2-3) in what promises to be an intriguing USFL Week 6 encounter. The showdown is set to take place at the Showboats’ home turf on May 20, 2023. The kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 PM local time. The action will be broadcast live on the USFL’s official sports channel.
Line, Odds, and Over/Under
Pittsburgh Maulers -2.5 (-149), Over/Under: 41.5
Memphis Showboats +2.5 (+115), Over/Under: 41.5
Showboats vs Maulers Season Recap and Stats Breakdown
Both the Showboats and the Maulers have had their struggles this season, standing at a 2-3 record. The Showboats have seen some standout performances, especially from Cole Kelley and Brady White. Kelley has thrown for 698 yards and 3 touchdowns this season, with White adding another 323 yards and 2 TDs. However, the rushing attack has lagged, with Kelley leading the team with a modest 48 yards and 2 TDs.
As for the Maulers, their offense has been guided by QB Troy Williams. Williams has amassed 590 passing yards and 3 TDs, and he’s also been a threat on the ground, rushing for 207 yards and 2 scores.
The Showboats will need to limit the Maulers’ dual-threat QB while finding some offensive rhythm of their own. On the receiving end, Vinny Papale and Ryan McDaniel have been standouts for the Showboats, while the Maulers’ Isiah Hennie and Bailey Gaither have made their marks this season.
Showboats Injury Report/Game Status
Several players for the Showboats are currently nursing injuries, which could influence their performance this week. Notable injuries include:
- DE Jordan Williams: Probable (L Ankle)
- DT Frank Herron: Out (L Knee)
- OT Darta Lee: Out (L Knee)
- LB Nate Hall: Probable (L Hamstring)
- S Lamont McPhatter II: Out (L Ankle)
- RB Kerrith Whyte: Out (Neck, Head)
- TE Daniel Helm: Probable (R Hamstring)
- OLB Malik Lawal: Probable (R Hand)
- RB Juwan Washington: Probable (L Ankle)
Showboats Active/Inactive List
Transferred Player to Active Roster:
- RB Ezra Gray
- TE Cheyenne O’Grady
- DE Jordan Williams
Transferred Player to Inactive Roster:
- RB Kerrith Whyte
- DT Frank Herron
- OT Darta Lee
This week’s game is a tough one to call. Both teams are closely matched and have had similar fortunes this season. However, considering the home advantage and their recent performance, the Showboats might just edge this one.
Memphis Showboats 24, Pittsburgh Maulers 21.