Stars vs Showboats Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for USFL Week 1 (Philadelphia Offense Shines on the Road)
Stars vs Showboats Week 9 Game Info
2023 USFL Regular Season Game
Philadelphia Stars (0-0) vs. Memphis Showboats (0-0)
Date: Saturday, Apr. 15, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium — Memphis, Tennessee
The 2023 USFL season begins on Saturday, April 15. One of the more intriguing matchups of the day pits the Philadelphia Stars head-to-head against the Memphis Showboats.
The Stars are hungry to begin the new campaign on a high note after falling to the Birmingham Stallions in last year's USFL Championship Game. Meanwhile, the Showboats are set to make their league debut after merging with the Tampa Bay Bandits, absorbing the latter's coaches and players in the process.
Can the Stars take one step closer to returning to the championship game? Or will the Showboats open the 2023 season with a victory at home?
Stars vs Showboats Odds & Spread
All USFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI (-145) | MEM: (+125)
Spread: PHI: -2.5 (-110) | MEM: +2.5 (-110)
Total: 38.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Stars enter this contest as slim road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:30 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 38.5 with -110 odds on each side.
Stars vs Showboats Prediction & Pick
It's hard to doubt the Stars after they were one possession away from winning the 2022 USFL Championship. With head coach Bart Andrus back behind the bunch, expect another strong offensive showing. After all, Philadelphia led the league with a 26.2 PPG clip last season.
Athough the Showboats are operating under a new name, it's hard to get too excited about them. Todd Haley's squad only went 4-6 last season, finishing with the USFL's worst offense (16.2) PPG. On top of that, Memphis fell 35-28 to Philadelphia when the two teams collided last season.
One of the top picks to win the 2023 USFL Championship, look for the Stars to begin their campaign with a win.
Final Score Prediction: Stars: 26 | Vipers: 18
Stars vs Showboats Best Bet
After proving that they were the better team last season, I see the Stars covering the spread this weekend. The Showboats have a lot to prove between last season's shortcomings and their relocation, meaning I think there will be an adjustment period before finding their identity.
The Stars already know who they are: a championship contender. Beating the Showboats by at least a field goal won't be an issue.
Bet: Stars -2.5 (-110)
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