Week 16 Preview - 2022

Week 16 Preview - 2022

Thursday June 2, 2022 - 8:15PM
(10-4) Louisville Lightning at (7-7) Cincinnati Knights
Line: CIN -2.5
O/U: 51
Win Pct: CIN 56.4%
Both teams will be fighting hard for a win in this one. Louisville is still barely holding on to their Central division lead, and the Knights are barely holding on to their wild card spot, with plenty of teams at 6-8 ready to take over the spot. This is going to be a massive primetime matchup for both teams. Can The Knights finally win one of these big games? They will need to prove something if they want to have any chance at advancing in the playoffs, if they even make the playoffs at all.

Saturday June 4, 2022 - 8:15PM
(8-6) Memphis Demons at (13-1) St. Louis Brewers
Line: EVEN
O/U: 46.5
Win Pct: STL 50.5%
The Heartland division may be wrapped up, but both of these teams still have things to fight for down the stretch. The Brewers have just about clinched the 1 seed at this point, and can do that this week. Memphis is still fighting hard for a playoff spot, as they have now won 5 of their last 6, but still find themselves a game and half behind San Diego. A win this week would go a long way for the Demons, but it’s going to be a very tough matchup.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 1:00PM
(6-8) Atlanta Flying Fleet at (10-4) New York CityHawks
Line: NY -1.5
O/U: 47.5
Win Pct: NY 54.5%
With last week's loss, the CityHawks are just about out of the East division race. Now they will be fighting for a top wild card spot to get an easier game in the first round of the playoffs. Atlanta on the other hand is still in the mix for a wild card spot, with the Knights only ahead by a game. Lots for these two teams to play for this week.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 1:00PM
(3-11) Baltimore Bluebirds at (8-6) Carolina Reapers
Line: CAR -4
O/U: 48
Win Pct: CAR 59.8%
Baltimore got a good divisional win, but their season has essentially been over for weeks now. The Reapers on the other hand are trying to close out the Atlantic division, and with just four games left, and a two game lead, a win this week will go a long way to accomplishing that goal. Carolina is clearly the better team, but they can’t sleep on the Bluebirds this week.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 1:00PM
(6-8) Birmingham Owls at (10-4) Louisiana Royals
Line: LOU -10.5
O/U: 46.5
Win Pct: LOU 76.1%
Birmingham is starting to find themselves further out of the wild card race, and a loss this week will put them in a very bad spot. This is going to be a big divisional game for them. For the Royals, they will need to keep pace with the Lightning, who will be in a tough divisional matchup of their own. If things shape out right, the Royals can be on top of the Central division at the end of this game.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 1:00PM
(4-10) Colorado Cabras at (4-10) Kansas City Buffaloes
Line: COL -7
O/U: 42.5
Win Pct: COL 70.3%
We’ve got mostly a pride game here. The season has not been great for either team, but the Buffaloes young group, with some big wins, have more to be happy about with this season. Both teams will be looking for a nice little late season win as a confidence boost for next year.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 1:00PM
(6-8) Jacksonville Captains at (13-1) Boston Bobcats
Line: BOS -4
O/U: 44
Win Pct: BOS 60.8%
Jacksonville has hung around this season, but they are about to run into one of the league’s best teams. The Bobcats are closing in on winning the East division, and the 1 seed in the conference as well, which they could have by the end of the weekend, if a number of things fall right for them. I don’t expect the Bobcats to let up until they have gotten the top seed, and this matchup bodes well for them this week.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 1:00PM
(10-4) Las Vegas Outlaws at (6-8) Chicago Maroons
Line: LV -4.5
O/U: 45
Win Pct: LV 61.5%
The Outlaws ran into a tough opponent that;s been on the rise in the Demons last week, who ended the 8 game Vegas win streak. Vegas is now sitting behind the Express in the division again, so this game is going to mean a lot. Chicago has gotten themselves right back in the thick of the North division race, and find themselves a game behind Cincinnati in the race for the final wild card spot, so they still have a lot to fight for, and any loss now will be critical. Should be a good game.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 1:00PM
(3-11) Vancouver Bears at (8-6) Dallas Regulators
Line: DAL -1
O/U: 39.5
Win Pct: DAL 52.0%
Dallas got a pretty big win last week, keeping them close to the wild card race, and a game back of the Eagles. With a somewhat easy opponent, this is a must win game for the Regulators, with weeks 17 and 18 being make or break games for this team.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 4:30PM
(9-5) Arizona Eagles at (5-9) Seattle Sockeyes
Line: SEA -2.5
O/U: 41.5
Win Pct: SEA 56.8%
Seattle’s season is close to gone, and will be if they do not come away with a win this week. The Eagles will be a tough out, as they are trying to stay ahead of the Regulators in their division. Arizona’s struggles since week 8 have shown teams a blueprint to beating them, so hopefully they’ve patched up their deficiencies.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 4:30PM
(5-9) Pennsylvania Keystones at (8-6) Salt Lake Trappers
Line: SL -1
O/U: 47.5
Win Pct: SL 52.0%
The Trappers have been playing good football lately, despite the loss to the league’s best team last week. They can get things back on track with a home win this weekend. For the Keystones, they need the explosive team to show up, and not the hapless, bumbling turnover machine. Pennsylvania is going to be in real trouble if they don’t come away with a win in this one.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 4:30PM
(4-10) Portland Samurais at (7-7) Albuquerque Atoms
Line: POR -1
O/U: 49.5
Win Pct: POR 52.3%
The Atoms kept some hope alive with their win last weekend. With another win this week, and some luck, with an Arizona and Dallas loss, they will be right back in the thick of the division race. The Samurais should be an easy enough opponent, so they must get a win this week to have a chance moving forward.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 4:30PM
(4-10) San Antonio Texans at (8-6) Oakland Icons
Line: OAK -1.5
O/U: 44.5
Win Pct: OAK 53.9%
The Icons know what’s at stake this week if they can get a win. A win alone just about wraps up the Pacific division, and a Seattle loss will seal the second straight Pacific division title for the Icons. San Antonio showed some life last week, stealing a win from the Captains, but they will be facing a tougher defense this week, which doesn’t bode well for their offensive struggles this season.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 4:30PM
(6-8) Toronto Terror at (10-4) Los Angeles Express
Line: EVEN
O/U: 49
Win Pct: TOR 50.1%
The Express are back on top of the West division, and they are going to have to fight to keep that spot against the Terror. Toronto exploded on offense last week, putting 52 points on the board against what is a pretty decent Cincinnati defense. That’s the kind of Toronto team that needs to keep showing up in order for the Terror to make the playoffs. If they can get a win streak going with wins like last week, then this team will be a real Terror come playoff time.

Sunday June 5, 2022 - 8:15PM
(9-5) San Diego Breakers at (6-8) Wisconsin Stags
Line: SD -3
O/U: 52
Win Pct: SD 57.8%
The Sunday night matchup will have a lot riding on it for both teams. The Breakers are just a game back from the West division leaders, and are also trying to hold onto their wild card spot, in a very competitive Western Conference. The Stags are still holding onto the tie at the top of the North division, and will need a win to stay on top. This should be a great matchup, and a hard fought game.

Monday June 6, 2022 - 8:15PM
(5-9) Washington Stars at (3-11) Miami Sol
Line: MIA -6.5
O/U: 49
Win Pct: MIA 66.8%
Bad loss for Washington last week. This may be an opening for Miami to pick up another win, and find a little joy in what has been a difficult season for the Sol.

Austin Snelick
June 2, 2022