Memphis Express-Atlanta Legends AAF Betting Guide: Ride the Zach Mettenberger Train?

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Courtesy of @aafexpress/Twitter. Pictured: Zach Mettenberger

Betting Odds: Memphis Express at Atlanta Legends

  • Spread: Atlanta -1.5
  • Over/Under: 38.5
  • Time: 4 p.m. ET on Sunday
  • TV: CBS Sports Network

Betting market: The Legends are small favorites in a battle between two teams that have a remarkably more positive outlook after their respective changes under center. The 38.5-point total is the second-highest of Week 5.

Week 4 Takeaways

Memphis’ 26-23 Win Over San Diego

  • The Zach Mettenberger era is off to an exhilarating start. The former LSU signal caller has completed 27-of-37 (73%) passes for 294 yards (8.0 Y/A) with three touchdowns and zero interceptions in six quarters of action. The Express have utilized the league’s most run-heavy offense, but Mettenberger has a position-high 90.3% adjusted-completion rate (Pro Football Focus).
  • Zac Stacy (65% snap rate) remains the Express’ undisputed lead back, although his 39 scoreless-yards on 18 carries left much to be desired. Stacy has 12, 18, 14 and 18 rushes in four games, but he’ll face enhanced  competition from Sherman Badie and Terrence Magee if he doesn’t manage to get back on track.
  • Memphis utilized Reece Horn (94% snap rate), Dontez Byrd (82%) and Alton Howard (73%) in starting 3-WR sets last week at the expense of Devin Lucien (40%) and Gerrard Sheppard (13%).

Atlanta’s 14-11 Win Over Arizona

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