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UFL: Memphis Showboats vs Birmingham Stallions Odds, and Picks (Apr 13)

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  • The Showboats dropped to 1-1 last week, after losing at home to San Antonio, 20-19.
  • Birmingham defeated the Panthers, 20-13, and is one of the last two unbeaten teams.
  • This game will be the first matchup between these two teams since the XFL-USFL merger.

The UFL season is underway! Let’s preview this Week 3 clash between the Memphis Showboats and the Birmingham Stallions.


How to Watch

  • Where: Protective Stadium, Birmingham, AL
  • When: April 13, 2024, 7:00 pm EDT
  • Channel: FOX

Preview

Memphis collapsed down the stretch in their game against the Brahmas. They led 16-0 entering the 4th quarter, but allowed San Antonio to outscore them 20-3 in the final period. It was a brutal defeat at home for a Showboats team that looked to be on the way to 2-0. They’ll have a chance to bounce back against the UFL’s only other unbeaten team, the Stallions. QB Case Cookus had an up-and-down performance, completing 17 of 31 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown.

The Stallions improved to 2-0 in their win over the Panthers, riding their league-best defense to another victory. After giving up just 27 total points in the first two weeks, Birmingham has inserted itself as a clear frontrunner to make the UFL Playoffs. While their defense swarmed Michigan, their offense was not quite as impressive. QBs Adrian Martinez and Matt Corral combined to complete 13 of 27 passes for 141 yards and an INT. They’ll need to take a notable step forward this week to remain unbeaten.


Prediction

This should be a solid Week 3 matchup between two teams that rank near the top of the league. Had Memphis held on in the 4th quarter, this would have been a game featuring two unbeaten teams. Despite the Showboats dominating 7 out of 8 quarters this season, I see them facing an uphill battle on the road against Birmingham. I like the Stallions to win, though they may not cover.

UFL Picks:

  • Stallions 23, Showboats 17 (MEM +7.0)
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.