The USFL is now into the postseason and we have all the latest intel for you on the newest league around including the latest odds.
Eight teams went into action from Saturday April 16, with the ultimate champion set to be crowned in the summer.
This is not the first time we’ve had an attempt made to fill the void left by a lack of football in our lives, let’s see if this one is more successful than the previous versions. FOX Sports owns the rights to the league and has committed up to $200million over three years in the hope of making it all a success.
USFL Schedule 2022 – Playoffs Semifinals
We are now in postseason mode and this weekend sees the playoff semifinals. Two games to determine who will meet for the title of USFL champion in 2022.
All games are available via TV and streaming. Here are the kickoff times, spreads, channels and tune-in details:
Saturday June 25
- Philadelphia Stars (+4.5) vs New Jersey Generals (-4.5) (3pm ET – FOX)
- New Orleans Breakers (+5) vs Birmingham Stallions (-5) (8pm ET – NBC)
USFL Predictions – Playoffs Semifinals
Last weekend New Jersey literally crept past Philadelphia to close out its regular-season record at 9-1.
The line for that game saw the Generals a 2.5 point favorite – they barely covered. Yet they go into this playoff semifinal on Saturday giving up 4.5. Go figure.
The Generals and the Stallions have absolutely been coming back to the rest of the pack in recent weeks, maybe not in terms of overall record but certainly in terms of the margin of victory.
Take Philly to at the very least keep it close again in what should be a terrific matchup on FOX.
OddsCritic Predictions & Best Bets
- Philadelphia Stars (+4.5) to beat New Jersey Generals at -110 (PointsBet).
Odds to be USFL Champion in 2022
Birmingham and New Jersey head into the semifinals favored to progress to the championship game.
Latest season futures odds from PointsBet is here:
- +150 Birmingham Stallions
- +200 New Jersey Generals
- +350 New Orleans Breakers
- +400 Philadelphia Stars
NB: Odds correct June 24, 2022
USFL Final Regular Season Standings 2022
|New Jersey Generals||9-1||232||182||6-0|
|New Orleans Breakers||6-4||196||164||3-3|
|Tampa Bay Bandits||4-6||162||195||2-4|
Where can you bet on the USFL?
A total of 15 states have approved legal sports betting on the USFL in 2022.
We may yet get more states joining the party.
How does the USFL season work in 2022?
Every team plays a 10-game regular season from April through May and into June. They play divisional opponents twice and teams from the other division once.
The top two teams from each division then playoff in the semifinals before the two winners of those games face off in the USFL Championship Game.
How much do USFL players get paid?
Not exactly a king’s ransom, and nobody is getting rich overnight. It is though a shop window for players hoping to get picked up by NFL teams ahead of their training camps in July and August.
Players on active rosters will pick up $45,000 while it is a $15,000 check if you are on the practice squad. Players also receive $600 per week during training camp and an $850 bonus for winning a game. There is also a $10,000 bonus if your team wins the USFL Championship.
In the North division have the Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Stars and Pittsburgh Maulers. The Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers and Tampa Bay Bandits will play in the South.
All games will be played in Birmingham, Alabama.
We have a 10-game season, starting April 16.
Each team has a 38-man active roster and a seven-man practice squad.
Some familiar names for you here:
Birmingham Stallions: Skip Holtz
Houston Gamblers: Kevin Sumlin
New Orleans Breakers: Larry Fedora
Tampa Bay Bandits: Todd Haley
Michigan Panthers: Jeff Fisher
New Jersey Generals: Mike Riley
Philadelphia Stars: Bart Andrus
Pittsburgh Maulers: Kirby Wilson