Week 5 of the USFL season continues with the winless Pittsburgh Maulers (0-4) facing the Houston players (1-3). Kick-off will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET (FOX) at Protective Stadium in Birmingham where all games for the season will be played. Let’s analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Maulers vs Players odds with picks, predictions and USFL bets.

The Maulers are the only winless team in the league and have scored just 39 points all season. They lost last week 21-13 to the New Jersey Generals.

The Gamblers haven’t won since beating the Michigan Panthers 17-12. They lost last week 23-16 to the New Orleans Breakers.

Maulers vs Gamblers odds and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; go to the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds center for a complete list. The rows were last updated at 8:01 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Maulers +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Gamblers -240 (bet $240 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Maulers +5.5 (-110) | Players -5.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 33.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

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Maulers vs Gamblers key injuries


  • comics Jaylon McClain-Sapp (hamstrings) out
  • LO Jon Dietzen (ankle) out


  • LO Tyler Higby (arm) probable

Picks and Predictions Maulers vs Gamblers


Players 17, Maulers 10

silver line

PASS on the silver line. Both teams are struggling, but we’ve actually seen the Gamblers win a game this season.

The Maulers have the league’s worst offense and only 1 North Division team has allowed more than the 92 points they have.

However, the price for betting on players is not worth a bet. PASS.

Against the spread

The Maulers haven’t lost by less than 8 points this season.

The Gamblers have won once.

The Maulers are averaging less than 10 points per game, while the Gamblers are averaging 21.8 points per game.

Take the PLAYERS -5.5 (-110).

More less

The projected total is quite low, but that’s understandable with the few points the Maulers have scored this season.

Two of their games have totaled at least 34 points.

Three of Gamblers’ 4 games had at least 34 points, but in this game I don’t expect either team to score a lot.

To take LESS THAN 33.5 (-107).

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