The Memphis Express visit the Birmingham Iron at 4 p.m. ET Sunday in the AAF opener for both teams. Sportsbooks list Birmingham as a three-point favorite, with the over-under set at 47.
Before you make any Express vs. Iron picks, see what SportsLine expert Mike Tierney has to say.
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 Express and Iron set to battle, Tierney has evaluated every possible angle and locked in his picks. We can tell you he's leaning Over, but his much stronger play is against the spread. He's unearthed a critical X-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before you pick.
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