Atlanta Legends-Birmingham Iron AAF Betting Guide: Can League’s Worst Team at Least Cover?

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Betting Odds: Atlanta Legends at Birmingham Iron

  • Spread: Iron -6
  • Over/Under: 38
  • Time: 4 p.m. ET on Sunday
  • TV: CBS Sports Network

Betting market: Neither the spread nor game total have moved since open.

Week 7 Takeaways

Atlanta’s 36-6 Loss to Orlando

The Legends have distinguished themselves as the AAF’s worst team. Their -117 point differential is far worse than either of the remaining 2-5 teams (Memphis -39 and Salt Lake -13).

Aaron Murray seems to be locked in as the starting quarterback. Still, he’s failed to play the full game in consecutive weeks thanks to back-to-back blowout losses of 30-plus points. He’s yet to throw for multiple touchdowns in a game and hasn’t reached even 250 passing yards since Week 5.

The Legends have scored more than 14 points in just one game.

Birmingham’s 31-25 Loss to Memphis

Birmingham suffered its third loss in an overtime thriller to the Express.

Luis Perez threw for zero touchdowns in 153 pass attempts in Weeks 1-5 compared to five scores through the air in 87 attempts in Weeks 6 and 7. Still, he’s completed only 49% of his passes over this stretch and has averaged a pedestrian 6.8 yards per attempt.

Trent Richardson (84% snaps in Week 7) remains the league’s most-fed workhorse while Quinton Patton continues to work as the offense’s No. 1 receiver with Amba Etta-Tawo and Jamal Robinson seeing plenty of snaps.

Which team is healthier? Atlanta

The Legends don’t have any offensive players listed on their injury report and appear mostly healthy on the defensive side of the ball — surprising news for the clear-cut worst team in the league.

The Iron, meanwhile, have a plethora of banged up skill position players.

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