When the Super Bowl rolls around bettors are faced with hundreds of different betting propositions, ranging from the game itself to wagers about halftime, pregame activities and post-game celebrations. It's a bit different for the Indoor Football League, where the big betting news for next week's United Bowl is that a total has been posted on the game, making it the first game all season to have an over/under posted.
We return to the Arena Football League after sitting out a few weeks when Nick Davila was injured. Normally it wouldn't make much difference, but a quarterback injury in a four-team league is going to affect half the games each week, so decided a little break was for the best until we got a better indication of what Warren Smith would do as the Valor quarterback.
Came up short with the Philadelphia Soul last week, on both the side and the total, as Philadelphia won 54-49, but was a bit short in covering the spread and also on the total, as just one offensive touchdown was scored in the third quarter. It will still be a few more weeks before there's much to work with from a statistical standpoint, as basically most of last year's numbers are meaningless due to all the personnel changes.
Just one game in the Arena Football League tonight, as Washington moved its game with Albany to next month due to the Capitals and Wizards in their respective playoffs, So we're left with Baltimore at Philadelphia and the Soul are favored by 10.5 and the total is 108.5.
The Arena Football League season begins tonight, when the Washington Valor makes the short journey to Baltimore to face the Brigade, while the other game of the week takes place Saturday when the two-time defending champions, the Philadelphia Soul, travels to Albany to face the Empire in their first-ever game.
The 2018 Arena Football League will kick-off on Friday, April 13, and the league is now down to just four teams, which will feature plenty of rematches and revenge games and everything else that goes with such a small league. The AFL has plenty of competition for players from other leagues now, but still sees lines posted at a number of different sportsbooks, who typically wait later in the week to post their numbers.
The Arena Football League season will come to an end Saturday, as the Philadelphia Soul host Tampa Bay in the Arena Bowl. The Soul opened -11.5 and have been bet up to 12.5, while the total is at 104.
Not that many people care, but the second team to reach Saturday’s Arena Bowl will be decided tonight in Tampa, as the Cleveland Gladiators visit the Tampa Bay Storm at Amalie Arena. The Storm is favored by 6.5 and the total on the game is 103.5. The winner of the game will face the Soul in Philadelphia and either team will be decided underdogs in the championship game.
The Arena Football League regular season is quickly winding down, although not too many people really care. There are two weeks of the regular season remaining before the playoffs start, and the Philadelphia Soul are prohibitive favorites to walk away with the Arena Bowl.