The Memphis Showboats are set to face off against the New Jersey Generals in what promises to be a thrilling week 8 encounter in the USFL. The Generals could be out of the playoff race with a loss. With the Showboats boasting a 4-3 record and the Generals lagging slightly behind at 2-5, this game is set to be a decisive one in the current standings.
Date/Location: June 4, 2023 at Canton, Ohio
Kickoff Time: 1 p.m.
Channel: FOX and FOX Sports App
Point spread: Generals -2
Moneyline: Generals -133; Showboats +105
Total scoring over/under: 41.5 points
Team vs Team Preview
In week 7, the Memphis Showboats managed to pull off a narrow win against the Houston Gamblers with a final score of 23-20, while the New Jersey Generals fell short against the Michigan Panthers, losing 25-22.
The Showboats’ passing game, led by quarterback Cole Kelley who has thrown for 979 yards and six touchdowns this season, will be critical against the Generals. Meanwhile, their rushing game also remains solid with Kelley contributing 69 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground.
The Generals, despite their record, shouldn’t be taken lightly. Quarterback De’Andre Johnson has 590 passing yards and 4 touchdowns, along with 264 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns, showing his dual-threat capabilities. Alonzo Moore has been the standout receiver for the Generals, with 23 catches for 288 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Memphis Showboats Injury Report/Game Status
While there is currently no information available about specific injuries affecting the Showboats, we will provide an update once this information becomes available.
Memphis Showboats Active/Inactive List
The active and inactive player list for the Showboats will be available closer to the game. At this point, the primary players to watch are quarterback Cole Kelley, wide receiver Vinny Papale, and running back Cole Kelley.
Based on the teams’ recent performances and overall stats, the Showboats are likely to cover the spread. The Generals’ inconsistent performance may give the Showboats an edge, despite the Generals being slight favorites according to the odds.
Showboats’ stronger defense and balanced offense, combined with their improved performance in the last couple of weeks, make them a good bet to win. With an over/under of 41.5, a low-scoring game seems probable given the strengths of both defenses.
Predicted Score: Memphis Showboats 24, New Jersey Generals 21
Tune in this Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX and the FOX Sports App to see if the Memphis Showboats can improve their record to 5-3 and put themselves in a better position in the USFL standings.