Orlando Apollos-Atlanta Legends AAF Betting Guide: Will Steve Spurrier and Co. Deliver Another Blowout?

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Courtesy of @TheAAF/Twitter. Pictured: Atlanta QB Aaron Murray, Orlando WR Charles Johnson

Betting Odds: Orlando Apollos at Atlanta Legends

  • Spread: Orlando -8.5
  • Over/Under: 42
  • Time: 2 p.m. ET on Saturday
  • TV: B/R Live

Betting market: The line and total have held steady since opening.

Week 6 Takeaways

Orlando’s 22-17 Loss to Arizona

Top AAF quarterback Garrett Gilbert had his least efficient game of the season on his way to completing just 23-of-48 (48%) passes for 268 yards (5.6 yards per attempt) with two touchdowns and an interception.

Still, the Apollos had solid performances from their solidified top-two receivers Charles Johnson and Jalin Marshall, and from their two-headed backfield featuring D’Ernest Johnson and De’Veon Smith. The Apollos were in position to win on the game’s final play — with just four seconds to play on Arizona’s 8-yard line — but they lost on a false start and 10 second run-off.

Atlanta’s 37-6 Loss to San Antonio

Aaron Murray took a step back in Week 6 by converting his 41 pass attempts into 215 yards (5.2 Y/A) with one touchdown and three interceptions. He’s tentatively locked in as the Legends’ starting quarterback, though backup Peter Pujals did was brought in late into the blowout loss.

The backfield remains an ever-evolving timeshare featuring Brandon Radcliff, Tarean Folston and Denard Robinson, while Seantavius Jones and Keith Towbridge are tentatively established as the team’s top-two pass-game threats.

Which team is healthier? Orlando

The only Apollos players at risk of missing Saturday’s game are defensive ends Anthony Moten (lower leg), Josh Banks (shoulder) and Izaah Burks (shoulder) along with linebacker Earl Okine (back), backup wide receiver Ishmael Hyman (knee) and defensive back Deji Olatoye (lower leg). Still, all were at least limited in practice on Thursday and aren’t thought to be dealing with serious injuries.

The Legends are also fairly healthy, though neither offensive lineman Parker Collins (ankle) nor safety Tyson Granham (neck) managed to practice on Thursday. Wide receiver Ervin Phillips (groin) and running back Lawrence Pittman (ankle) are also banged up, but are tentatively expected to suit up.

The worst news for Atlanta: Starting left tackle Brandon Pertile was placed on the injured reserve list and is out indefinitely.

Key matchup: Orlando’s Offense vs. Atlanta’s Defense

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