USFL Week 1 Betting Odds, Times, TV: Generals vs. Stallions, Gamblers vs. Panthers & More
Christian Petersen/Getty Images. Pictured: Kevin Sumlin.
Saturday marks Week 1 of the 2022 USFL season. All eight teams are in action over the weekend, including three games taking place Easter Sunday.
Bettors and football fans will recognize a laundry list of names across the league as well. Head coach Skip Holtz and the New Jersey Generals take on the Birmingham Stallions in Saturday’s opening game.
On Sunday, head coach Kevin Sumlin and the Houston Gamblers meet the Michigan Panthers, who roster quarterbacks Paxton Lynch and Shea Patterson.
Here are the betting lines and totals for every game via BetMGM, including times and how to watch.
Saturday, April 16
New Jersey Generals vs. Birmingham Stallions (-2.5), 43.5
7:30 p.m. ET | Fox, NBC, Peacock
The Stallions are technically the home team, with the entire 2022 USFL played in Birmingham, Ala., at Protective Stadium and Legion Field.
Saturday’s Generals vs. Stallions contest features a couple long shots: The teams are both +700 or longer to win it all this year.
Sunday, April 17
Houston Gamblers vs. Michigan Panthers (-2.5), 43.5
12 p.m. ET | NBC, Peacock
Sumlin leads the Gamblers as head coach and general manager after a 13-year head coaching stint in the college ranks across Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona.
Meanwhile, the Panthers should compete for a USFL title, with the shortest odds among the field.
Philadelphia Stars vs. New Orleans Breakers (-2.5), 44
4 p.m. ET | USA
The Breakers have some solid names on paper, including former Giants quarterback Kyle Sloter and wide receiver Taywan Taylor, a former third-round pick of the Titans.
Philadelphia vs, New Orleans also features the highest total on the board.
Pittsburgh Maulers vs. Tampa Bay Bandits (-3.5), 41.5
8 p.m. ET | FS1
The Bandits will contend for a championship behind head coach and former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley. They’re also the largest chalk on the four-game, Week 1 slate, laying 3.5 to the Maulers.
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