The Birmingham Stallions and Philadelphia Stars square off for the inaugural league title Sunday night in the 2022 USFL Championship in Canton, Ohio. The Stars (6-4) upset the New Jersey Generals 19-14 last Saturday, while the Stallions (9-1) cruised to a 31-17 victory against the New Orleans Breakers in Saturday's other semifinal.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Hall of Fame Stadium. Birmingham is a five-point favorite in the latest Stars vs. Stallions odds at Caesars Sportsbook, and the Over/Under for total points scored is 45.
Before you make any 2022 USFL Championship picks or bets, you definitely want to see the USFL 2022 predictions from SportsLine football expert Emory Hunt.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. He is a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette and knows the game from a player's perspective. Hunt is 24-18 on his USFL selections this season and has gone 12-6 over the past five weeks.
The expert knows the Stallions were the class of the USFL all season, losing their perfect season in Week 9. The defense put up 27 sacks in the regular season, and they got TDs in all three phases in last week's win. DeMarquis Gates returned an interception for a touchdown and Victor Bolden got the first kickoff-return TD in the league's inaugural season, going 90 yards after New Orleans had tied it at 14. QB J'Mar Smith, who threw for 175 yards per game in the regular season (third-best in USFL), led three long scoring drives.
Hunt also has considered that the Stars will do whatever they need to do to win. Philly had lost both meetings with New Jersey in the regular season but clawed its way to the title game. QB Case Cookus threw for 1,334 yards (148 per game), fourth-most in the USFL, in just seven starts. The Stars scored almost three points more per game than any other team, and their running backs averaged 5.1 yards per carry, best in the USFL. They also forced a league-high 22 turnovers and were a USFL-best plus-8 in turnover margin.
Hunt has broken down the Stallions vs. Stars matchup from every angle to make his USFL picks. He is leaning over the total and has locked in STRONG play against the spread for Sunday's USFL Championship! You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before making any of your own.
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