Conference Championships Preview - 2022



Conference Championships Preview - 2022


Sunday July 17, 3:00PM
(3) Arizona Eagles at (1) St. Louis Brewers
Line: STL -5.5
O/U: 40.5
Win Pct: STL 64.2%
Each of these franchises have been to a championship game, and one of them will make a return. The Brewers lost the 2020 GSL championship, in the era before the Gridiron Bowl, while the Eagles took home the title last season, winning the Inaugural Gridiron Bowl, and are looking to win back to back titles, which is an incredible feat in a 32 team league with such high roster turnover. The Brewers come in as sizable favorites at home. Their defense being their strength, will have to show up again this week. For the Eagles, they know what it takes to win at this level. Their offense will need to end scoring drives with touchdowns, and get on the board early to keep the St. Louis crowd in check.


Sunday July 17, 6:30PM
(2) Louisiana Royals at (1) Boston Bobcats
Line: LOU -6
O/U: 46
Win Pct: LOU 65.6%
This may be the first real test the Bobcats have faced all year. The Royals have one of the best offenses, and one of the best defenses in the league, and that is a recipe for beating this Bobcats team. If the Royals can keep up on the offensive side of the ball, and be able to slow down the Boston offense by keeping them out of the endzone on drives, that’s how they can win. For Boston, they just have to continue doing what they have done all season. Blow teams out of the water with an explosive offense, that makes it hard for other teams to keep up. With both teams at their top strength, we see how the schedule may have affected each team’s record. The Royals have played in one of the league’s toughest divisions this season. They find themselves as pretty big favorites in this game against a team that has only lost one game. For Boston, this is by far the best defense they have faced all year, and the bettors think this will expose all the weaknesses in the Boston offense we haven’t seen before. With an offense like the Bobcats have though, they just may not be able to be stopped regardless of what defense they’re facing.


Austin Snelick
July 14, 2022