Gamblers vs Showboats Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for USFL Week 7 (Will Houston's Win Streak Stay Alive?)

Gamblers vs Showboats Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for USFL Week 7 (Will Houston's Win Streak Stay Alive?)


Week 7 of the 2023 USFL season is here, featuring an exciting matchup between the Houston Gamblers (4-2) and Memphis Showboats (3-3) on Sunday, May 28.

Gamblers vs Showboats Week 7 Game Info

2023 USFL Regular Season Game
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium — Memphis, Tennessee
Coverage: USA Network

The Gamblers have bounced back from an 0-2 start to the season in a big way as their 16-10 win over the New Jersey Generals in Week 6 served as their fourth straight victory. Meanwhile, the Showboats dominated the Pittsburgh Maulers by a score of 22-0 last week to secure their third straight victory.

Gamblers vs Showboats Odds & Spread

All USFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: HOU: (-165) | MEM: (+140)
Spread: HOU: -3 (-110) | MEM: +3 (-110)
Total: 42.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Gamblers enter this contest as small road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2:30 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 42.5 with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Gamblers vs Showboats Prediction & Pick

Defense was the issue early on in the season for Houston, but that's not the case anymore. The Gamblers are only giving up an average of 18.0 points during their four-game winning streak, which is scary considering they currently rank as the second-best offense in terms of points per game (26.3).

While the Showboats have seen a similar improvement on the defensive side, it's still a unit that gave up a whopping 30 points to the Gamblers during April 29's head-to-head matchup. Memphis cannot afford to play in another shootout considering it only ranks seventh in total yards per game (250.0).

I'll back the Gamblers to keep building momentum with another all-around victory in Memphis.

Final Score Prediction: Gamblers: 23 | Showboats: 17

Gamblers vs Showboats Best Bet

Rather than backing the Gamblers on the moneyline here, I'll switch gears to backing them on the spread. After all, each of Houston's four wins have come by a margin of at least 4 points. Head coach Curtis Johnson's team has shown that it can not only find the end zone with relative ease, but it can also get the necessary defensive stops late in the game. That is the kind of balance wins are built on.

Bet: Houston Gamblers -3 (-110)

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