Week 7 Preview - 2022

Week 7 Preview - 2022

Thursday March 31, 2022 - 8:15PM
(5-1) Arizona Eagles at (4-2) Albuquerque Atoms
Line: ARZ -1.5
O/U: 46.5
Win Pct: ARZ 53.9%
Both of these teams are starting to head in the opposite direction, with the Eagles now on a 4 game win streak, and the Atoms on a 2 game losing streak after a 4-0 start. This is going to be a big game in prime time, with the winner taking the top spot in the South division.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 1:00PM
(2-4) Baltimore Bluebirds at (2-4) Wisconsin Stags
Line: WIS -6.5
O/U: 48
Win Pct: WIS 66.0%
Wisconsin is starting to group together and play good football finally, after a very rough 0-4 start, to get two straight wins. Baltimore has played above their talent a couple times this season, but with Wisconsin starting to click, it looks like the Stags are expected to win this one without too much trouble.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 1:00PM
(2-3) Chicago Maroons at (5-1) Boston Bobcats
Line: BOS -4.5
O/U: 43.5
Win Pct: BOS 62.7%
Oddly enough Chicago is still in first place in the North division, so every game is going to be big if they can steal a win. This could be a tough one this week though, as they face a Bobcats team that is usually hard to stop. Last week Boston suffered their first loss of the year on the road in New York, and were held under 30 points for the first time this season. Coming back home, I think this team will come back strong looking to get back to winning this week.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 1:00PM
(4-2) Cincinnati Knights at (5-1) St. Louis Brewers
Line: CIN -5
O/U: 46
Win Pct: CIN 59.1%
The Knights have fought back hard from an 0-2 start to the year to rip off 4 straight wins. We expected this team to be good at the start of the year, and now they’re playing like it. This week though they will run into the toughest scoring defense in the GSL. St. Louis should be undefeated. They have played good against every team, and great against most. It’s a little shocking that the odds have them as 5 point underdogs at home. This is an easy bet if I’ve ever seen one, because we know the Brewers defense will at least keep this game close.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 1:00PM
(1-5) Kansas City Buffaloes at (2-4) Birmingham Owls
Line: BIR -7
O/U: 41.5
Win Pct: BIR 67.8%
This may be the best chance for the Owls this season to get off to a good start and win a game without needing a comeback. As 7 point favorites, the home crowd is looking forward to this game, which should end in a win, but Kansas City has already pulled off one shocker this season, mabey they’re due for another?

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 1:00PM
(3-3) Memphis Demons at (4-2) Louisiana Royals
Line: LOU -6.5
O/U: 47
Win Pct: LOU 66.2%
The Royals are finally starting to look good. It didn’t help that they’re in the toughest division in the league early on in the year, but they should have never lost that game in week 1. Memphis has had an up and down first 6 weeks to the year, but winning a game like this one could be a big confidence boost.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 1:00PM
(2-4) Toronto Terror at (3-3) New York CityHawks
Line: TOR -1.5
O/U: 50.5
Win Pct: TOR 54.1%
Toronto needs to start playing up to their potential. They should be well in control of their weak division with the tallant they have, but here they are sitting two games below .500. The CityHawks are coming off a huge divisional win against the formerly undefeated Bobcats. They need to keep their foot on the gas, because the Toronto team is going to be hungry for a win.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 1:00PM
(4-2) Washington Stars at (2-3) Pennsylvania Keystones
Line: PEN -4
O/U: 45
Win Pct: PEN 60.1%
Washington got back on track after a win against Baltimore, which was a game they should have won. Always good to get things back in the right direction though. The Keystones are coming off a bye week, and are hoping that rest gets them ready for the remaining 2/3rds of the season. I win would help them keep pace in the North division, while for the Stars, a win keeps them in solid position in the wild card race early on.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 4:30PM
(5-1) Los Angeles Express at (1-5) Portland Samurais
Line: LA -5.5
O/U: 47
Win Pct: LA 63.9%
The Express were the other 5-0 team that went down last week. The offense still played good, but it was the defense that let this team down in week 6 against the Trappers. The matchup this week favors the Express, as Portland likely won’t be able to score enough points to out pace the Express, unless the Samurai defense sets the tone early.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 4:30PM
(6-0) Louisville Lightning at (2-4) Colorado Cabras
Line: LSV -2.5
O/U: 52.5
Win Pct: LSV 56.4%
The Lightning continue to roll as they are the last remaining undefeated team in the league. They beat yet another tough opponent last week, and it’s clear that this team is the best team in the league six games in. They’re in the best division in the league, and they have beaten two of the better teams in the GSL the last two weeks. After all that, could this team be due for a letdown? Colorado is certainly going to want to get back to winning, so I wouldn’t throw an upset out in this one.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 4:30PM
(4-1) San Diego Breakers at (0-6) Vancouver Bears
Line: SD -7
O/U: 49.5
Win Pct: SD 65.7%
The Breakers come off their bye week with what looks like a warm up game before they get back to the rest of their season. The Bears at 0-6 have actually played some tight games, and have kept most games pretty close throughout, they just haven’t been able to finish and get a win.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 4:30PM
(4-2) Seattle Sockeyes at (2-3) Las Vegas Outlaws
Line: EVEN
O/U: 41.5
Win Pct: LV 50.4%
Seattle has started to take charge in the Pacific division, having won three in a row. They should match up pretty well against the Outlaws, but the key to this one will be not allowing any turnovers, and keeping the QB protected. Vegas has relied on their front to harass QBs and their secondary to get the ball to the offense close enough for that terrible unit to actually score points. Off the rest, that defense could be poised to take over the game. Should be a close, low scoring affair.

Sunday April 3, 2022 - 8:15PM
(3-3) Oakland Icons at (3-3) Salt Lake Trappers
Line: SL -1.5
O/U: 45.5
Win Pct: SL 53.6%
The Icons have been able to squeak out a couple close ones the past two weeks, but they need to start playing a little better than that. Salt Lake on the other hand has to be the most inconsistent team in the league. They have losses to bad teams, Baltimore and Kansas City, but also have great wins against San Diego and Los Angeles, handing those teams their only losses on the season. I honestly don’t know what to expect out of this team this week, or either really, so this game should be a tossup.

Monday April 4, 2022 - 8:15PM
(1-5) Miami Sol at (2-4) Jacksonville Captains
Line: JAX -4.5
O/U: 48
Win Pct: JAX 59.7%
These two teams just can’t seem to get going this year. Miami has played in several close games, but they have ended up on the losing end almost every time, and this team doesn’t have any real identity. Jacksonville is playing below what they’re capable of, especially on offense. The defense is pretty decent, but they’ve given up too many touchdowns, and the offense can’t keep up with other teams when they fall behind. I think this game could be close, and maybe one of these teams will show us a spark this week.

On Bye: (1-5) Atlanta Flying Fleet, (4-2) Carolina Reapers, (4-2) Dallas Regulators, (2-4) San Antonio Texans

Austin Snelick
March 31, 2022