If you want to know who to back in Week 1 of Alliance of American Football, or AAF, check in with SportsLine expert Mike Tierney.
A renowned sportswriter whose work appears in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has reported from seven Super Bowls. He's intimately familiar with all levels of pro football -- including the young, hungry players who populate the AAF -- and knows every coach's philosophy and approach to devising gameplans.
Tierney was all over the Patriots in the 2019 Super Bowl, enabling him to finish the season with a sparkling 63-46 record against the spread. Anyone who has followed him is up BIG.
Now, with the AAF set to kick off Saturday, Tierney has evaluated all four games and revealed against-the-spread and Over-Under picks for every matchup. One we'll give away: Tierney says the Birmingham Iron (-3) cover the spread against the Memphis Express on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.
"Birmingham running back Trent Richardson is a candidate for AAF rushing leader," Tierney told SportsLine. "While Express quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Zach Mettenberger are more recognizable, Iron signal caller Luis Perez was an FCS Player of the Year with remarkable accuracy. And few league players bring more NFL experience than Iron kicker Nick Novak."
Tierney has made the call on the other three games, and loves another underdog he says is his best bet in Week No. 1. He believes the line in this game is WAY off, so you ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in your AAF picks.
Who should you back in Week 1 of the AAF season? And which underdog has all the value? ... Join SportsLine right now to see which team you should jump on, all from the incomparable football expert who just racked up another big cash in the Super Bowl!