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Birmingham Iron-Atlanta Legends AAF Betting Guide: Trent Richardson Blowup Game Coming?

Feb 24, 2019 12:00 PM EST
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Courtesy of @TheAAF/Twitter. Pictured: Trent Richardson

Betting Odds: Birmingham Iron at Atlanta Legends

  • Spread: Birmingham -6.5
  • Over/Under: 38.5
  • Time: 4 p.m. ET on Sunday
  • TV: CBS Sports Network

Betting market: The Iron were the league’s consensus “worst” team based on preseason odds to win the championship. Now they’re favored by more than a touchdown on the road and opened as 6-point favorites.

The total has also been on the move, as the matchup opened with a week-low over/under of 40 points.

Week 2 Takeaways

Birmingham’s 12-9 Win Over Salt Lake

  • The Iron should have lost this game. The offense didn’t managed to score any points until there were fewer than five minutes left in the game, as defensive MVP frontrunner Jamar Summers helped engineer a third quarter special teams score with a well-timed forced fumble.
Courtesy of @jsum/Twitter. Pictured: Jamar Summers
  • Luis Perez has dealt with a league-high eight drops this season in addition to a banged-up group of receivers. He’s also been pressured on a league-high 28 dropbacks, although Perez and the Birmingham scheme haven’t helped matters by averaging a league-high 2.93 seconds per pass attempt.
  • Quinton Patton (16 targets) is easily the team’s No. 1 pass-game option, but Trent Richardson (eight) has also been plenty involved as Birmingham’s three-down workhorse. Only backup running back Ladarius Perkins (nine) and receiver Tobias Palmer (six) have also surpassed five targets.

Atlanta’s 24-12 Loss to San Diego