Maulers vs Showboats Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for USFL Week 6 (Pittsburgh's Defense Shines in Memphis)

Maulers vs Showboats Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for USFL Week 6 (Pittsburgh's Defense Shines in Memphis)


Week 6 of the 2023 USFL season is here, featuring an exciting matchup between the Pittsburgh Maulers (2-3) and Memphis Showboats (2-3).

Maulers vs Showboats Week 6 Game Info

2023 USFL Regular Season Game
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium — Memphis, Tennessee
Coverage: USA Network

The Maulers are gunning for their third win in four weeks after picking up a dominant 23-7 win over the Michigan Panthers last week. Meanwhile, the Showboats have their eyes set on their third consecutive victory after nothing a 17-10 win against the New Orleans Breakers at Protective Stadium.

Maulers vs Showboats Odds & Spread

All USFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PIT (-140) | MEM: (+120)
Spread: PIT: -2.5 (-110) | MEM: +2.5 (-110)
Total: 41.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Maulers enter this contest as slim road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 12:30 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 41.5 with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Maulers vs Showboats Prediction & Pick

Even though they're below .500, the Maulers do have a few things going for them this season. They enter Week 6 with the best scoring defense in the league while also pacing the USFL in both interceptions (six) and forced fumbles (six). Meanwhile, the Showboats allow 23.8 points (third-worst) and 202.8 passing yards (second-worst) per game.

Although the Showboats beat the league's best team last week, I expect them to come back down to earth. They're only averaging 19.4 PPG and will have issues scoring on the Maulers. On top of that, Memphis has yet to win at home in 2023.

In what should be a close contest, back the Maulers' defense to give them the edge.

Final Score Prediction: Maulers: 21 | Showboats: 17

Maulers vs Showboats Best Bet

For this game's best bet, I'm taking the under on the 41.5-point total. After all, that's a lot of points considering that the Maulers and Showboats are only averaging a combined 35.8 PPG this season. The total has also gone under 41.5 points in four of Pittsburgh's last five games as well as in each of Memphis' latest two.

With the USFL's best scoring defense present in this matchup, the under is the better bet here.

Bet: Under 41.5 Total Points (-110)

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