Generals vs Stallions Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for USFL Week 1 (Defending Champs Start Off Right)

Generals vs Stallions Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for USFL Week 1 (Defending Champs Start Off Right)


Generals vs Stallions Week 9 Game Info

2023 USFL Regular Season Game
New Jersey Generals (0-0) vs. Birmingham Stallions (0-0)
Date: Saturday, Apr. 15, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Protective Stadium — Birmingham, Alabama
Coverage: FOX

The 2023 USFL season begins on Saturday, April 15. One matchup that fans won't want to miss that day is a clash between the New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions.

The Generals and Stallions finished the 2022 regular season as the best teams in the league with identical 9-1 records. Unfortunately for the Generals, they couldn't get the job in the postseason, losing to the Philadelphia Stars in the semifinals. Meanwhile, the Stallions went all the way to the USFL Championship Game, defeating the Stars to take home the league title.

Can the Stallions prove exactly why they're the defending champions? Or will the Generals spoil the championship celebration?

Generals vs Stallions Odds & Spread

All USFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NJ (+175) | BIR: (-210)
Spread: NJ: +5.5 (-110) | BIR: -5.5 (-110)
Total: 39.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

The Stallions enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 39.5 with the over being favored at -115 odds.

Generals vs Stallions Prediction & Pick

It's going to take a lot for the Generals to win tonight. The Stallions only lost one game last season for a reason. Now, they'll be in high spirits with a raucous crowd filling Protective Stadium, looking to take the next step to the second of back-to-back championships.

As good as the Generals were last year, their roster isn't nearly as strong now. Their two biggest losses this offseason by far were starting quarterback Luis Perez as well as wideout and reigning USFL MVP KaVontae Turpin. Considering how the duo played a huge part in New Jersey going 9-1 last regular season, the team is bound to take a step back.

That isn't to say this game will be a complete blowout, but the Stallions have the talent and tools to pull ahead as the game goes on. Until the Generals prove they can hang with the champs, this is Birmingham's game to lose.

Final Score Prediction: Stallions: 26 | Generals: 19

Generals vs Stallions Best Bet

Regardless of who wins this weekend, I see a fair number of points being scored. After all, the Generals and Stallions had two of the top three offenses last season, averaging a combined 46.6 PPG. They also combined for 52 points when they collided in the previous opening week.

As both sides look to start the new campaign strong, taking the over on the 39.5-point total is the right call.

Bet: Over 39.5 Total Points (-115)

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