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Panthers vs Bandits Betting Pick
This game will be played at Protective Stadium at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, May 13, 2022.
The first game of Week 5 in the USFL pits the Michigan Panthers against the Tampa Bay Bandits. Both of these teams were among the title favorites to start this season, but have fallen short of expectations so far, and will look to get themselves going in the right direction with a win here. In this Panthers vs Bandits contest, the offense that can generate anything positive could give their team the inside track to a much-needed victory.
Why Bet The Panthers:
✅ Both of these teams have been underwhelming so far this season, but the Panthers are far better on defense. They have allowed just 53 points in four games, giving up just over 13 points per game through the first month of the season. Tampa Bay’s defense is in the bottom-half of the league in points allowed, and the Panthers should be able to get stops more consistently here.
✅ In a huge move for the Panthers, they got rid of kicker Michael Carrizosa after a disastrous performance from him last week. Carrizosa had never kicked at the pro level before this and clearly could not handle it, missing a potential game-winning 21-yard field goal to close out last week for the Panthers. They brought in Cole Murphy from Syracuse to replace him, who is a respectable kicker, and a huge upgrade.
✅ The Bandits have the worst turnover margin in the USFL, posting a -6 in that department through the first four weeks of the season. The Panthers are a poor offensive outfit, but they are better at managing their turnover situation, and that will come in handy in a game where the total is in the low 30s.
The Michigan Panthers were the better team for much of their Week 1 game against the Houston Gamblers, but they botched opportunity after opportunity to win that contest. A red zone fumble that
The Michigan Panthers suffered a heartbreaking loss last week, falling by just one point against the Philadelphia Stars. The Panthers had the ball deep inside of Stars territory in the final seconds of the game, but could not convert on a 21-yard field goal that would have won them the game. This week, the Panthers have a new kicker and will hope to execute on special teams to make their lives easier going forward.
Something else that would make the lives of the Panthers easier would be better quarterback play. Shea Patterson threw three interceptions last week in the loss for the Panthers, which were just as damaging as the missed kicks that plagued Jeff Fisher’s team. Patterson has had problems protecting the football all season long, and he has to remedy that for his team to win against teams that are not the winless Pittsburgh Maulers.
Tampa Bay Bandits
The Tampa Bay Bandits were beaten by six points last week, falling to the undefeated Birmingham Stallions 16-10. Given that Birmingham is the only team in the league with home field advantage, there is no shame in losing to them. But the Bandits continued to struggle offensively, which is a big concern coming into a game against a Panthers team that hangs its hat on the defensive side of the ball.
Through four weeks, Tampa Bay has scored 20 or more points just once this season, with that coming against a mediocre Houston Gamblers team. Against the Panthers, the Bandits could find themselves struggling on offense again, which means that Jordan Ta’amu needs to play more like the quarterback that made the St. Louis BattleHawks a contender in the XFL than the quarterback he has been in the USFL.