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.
We'll return to the Arena Football League this week after taking a few weeks off due to our numbers being relatively close to the lines. That's the case once again, but think there's a bit of value with one of the two games today.
Tonight's game is a rather lackluster affair between 1-7 Washington and 2-6 Baltimore, while Saturday's game could at least be a little exciting, as two high-powered offenses in Cleveland and Philadelphia do battle.
We moved to 3-2 in the AFL this season, as Cleveland was able to get the cover Friday night against Baltimore, winning 59-48 as 9.5-point favorites. They closed 7.5-point favorites, but managed to sneak in there for us.
A rare Friday night game in the Arena Football League has the Baltimore Brigade traveling to Cleveland to take on the Gladiators. Cleveland is favored by 9.5 points and the total on the game is 108.5. My numbers have Cleveland winning 58-49.
We fell to 2-1 in the Arena Football League last week after a late kickoff return for a touchdown and a goal line stand at the end of the game were too much for us to overcome, so we’ll look to get back on track Saturday with the usual two games in the AFL.
We'll put our 2-0 Arena Football League record on the line tonight, as the Cleveland Gladiators visit the Baltimore Brigade in a 7 p.m. contest. Cleveland is favored by 3.5 points and the total on the game is 107.5.
Both games today are rematches of games played within the last two weeks, with Washington and Tampa Bay a rematch of last Saturday’s game