UFL Playoff Picture Very Clear

The UFL playoff picture is very clear as all four playoff teams have been decided with two weeks remaining in the regular season. For those not so up to speed, the UFL is the United Football League. It was created last year through a merger of the old USFL and the XFL. The league is made up of eight teams competing in two divisions and we’ve learned much about the UFL playoff picture over the last two weeks.

The top two teams in each division qualify for the postseason. The UFL playoff picture started to get into focus when Birmingham (8-0) and Michigan (6-2) qualified after their Week 6 victories. Last week, the UFL playoff picture got even clearer when St. Louis (6-2) and San Antonio (6-2) both won on Sunday. 

UFL Playoff Picture Very Clear
The UFL playoff picture has been decided already.

Birmingham remains the only unbeaten team in the league and will face San Antonio this Saturday. With both teams clearly in the UFL playoff picture, the outcome will have no effect on their postseason status. The Birmingham-San Antonio matchup this week will be the only one between UFL teams with a winning record. 

UFL Playoff Picture – Looking Ahead

With the UFL playoff picture already determined, the postseason schedule is set. The top two teams in each division make the playoffs. In the UFL playoff picture, the top two teams in the USFL and XFL Divisions play one another for a chance to go to the very first UFL championship game.

That means Birmingham will host the Michigan Panthers in one semifinal. That would be the USFL Division championship game. The other semifinal would pit St. Louis against San Antonio. Those are the top two teams in the XFL Division. The UFL playoff picture gets even clearer once the semifinals are completed on Saturday, June 8. The UFL championship is scheduled for Sunday, June 16.

Make Money, Money

That’s exactly what the handicappers here at Game Advisers did yesterday. In fact, they pretty much do that every day. Randall Dickelman, who was in the top-5 in yesterday’s Daily Report, is once again in the top-5. This time, however, he’s at the top of the heap.

Randall had himself quite a day, hitting a mix of NHL, NBA, and MLB picks. His performance lately has been so good that he is also on a number of our other leaderboards.

Let’s check it out.

  • The Big Dickelman: Randall went 7-1 on eight picks and pocketed $515 in profits. He’s No. 2 on the 3-day leaderboard and No. 1 on the 7-day board with $953 in profits. Will he have a take on the UFL playoff picture this weekend?
UFL Playoff Picture Very Clear
Big Dickelman is all over our leaderboards!
  • Scotty P: No relation to the “We’re the Millers” star, our own Scotty P – Scott’s Picks – lit up another one yesterday going 3-0. His take was $355 after nailing the Yankees over the Mariners on the run line at +155. Scott is up $1964 for the month. Scott’s Picks might attack the UFL playoff picture.
  • Air Jordan: He doesn’t jump like Mike, but Frank can nail sports picks. He went 3-0 yesterday and also popped that same Yankees run line pick but at +145. Frank has now hit his last four picks in a row and he took home $345 yesterday.
  • Knup: Our friends at Knup Sports are alway lurking somewhere in or near the top of the daily leaderboard. Yesterday, they finished fourth with $335 in winnings, hitting on 4 of 5 picks. 
  • BB: Bill Blatt rounded out yesterday’s top-5 with another 4-1 performance. Bill earned $297 in profits and he’s now up $1272 over the last 30 days. Bill saw Birmingham atop the UFL playoff picture all season long.

Celtics Rolling, Epic NHL Game 1 Finish

At Game Advisers, we provide daily recaps of what is happening in the sports world. We also try to hit on any trends that may help our sports bettors as they prepare to place their bets on any given day. 

Yesterday, there were some pretty wild finishes in the NBA and NHL. Baseball didn’t disappoint either with two crazy extra-inning games. There is also some big news about the NCAA.

Here’s the latest.

  • Celtics roll: Boston was favored by 9 heading into Game 2 last night against Indiana. The Pacers kept Game 1 close, but not so much last night. Jaylen Brown scored 40 points and Boston beat Indiana by 16, 126-110. The Celtics now have a 2-0 series lead over the Pacers with Game 3 in Indianapolis on Saturday night.
  • McDavid for the win: Edmonton’s Connor McDavid scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals last night. The Oilers blew a two-goal lead and allowed Dallas to force overtime. Edmonton leads the series 1-0. Game 2 is tomorrow night in Dallas.
  • Make money, money: Our Game Advisers handicappers aren’t the only ones making bank. The NCAA and Power 5 schools have agreed to allow the universities to pay players. There is also a settlement in play that will allow Division I athletes from 2016 on to collect payments.
  • Padres, A’s win in extra innings: San Diego scored twice in the top of the 10th and Robert Suarez shut down the Reds in the bottom of the inning as the Padres picked up a 6-4 win. Oakland scored four runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings to force the game to extra frames. Colorado scored four times in the top of the 11th, but the A’s came right back with five in their half of the inning to win 10-9.

The Friday Sports Schedule

It’s that day before the weekend. There are a ton of things brewing in the sports world. They’re just not all here yet. As we await another busy weekend full of sports, Friday does offer us some great betting opportunities though.

Here is today’s schedule.

  1. Friday’s MLB card: All 30 teams are back in action today. We’ve got some solid pitching matchups. Shota Imanaga is up in the Cubs rotation against Miles Mikolas of St. Louis. Yu Darvish, who hasn’t allowed an earned run in four consecutive starts, takes on Carlos Rodon (5-2, 2.95) and the Yankees.
  2. NHL Game 2: Florida will try and steal another win from the Rangers in New York tonight. The Panthers took Game 1 at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. Florida won 3-0. The Rangers are a slight -110 favorite.
  3. Feeling Minnesota: The Timberwolves need to get out of their funk tonight and rebound against Dallas. The Mavs hold a 1-0 series lead and Game 2 is tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota is a 5.5-point favorite. 
  1. WNBA: There is just one game on the schedule tonight, but it happens to include Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever. The Fever are winless at 0-5 this season. The Fever are in Los Angeles to face the Sparks. Indiana is a 1.5-point road favorite.
  2. Soccer: Girona plays Granada in LaLiga today. There is also one Serie A match – Genoa vs. Bologna. The NWSL has four matches and many of the South American pro leagues have matches today.
  3. French Open: Qualifying finals continue today for both the men and women at Roland Garros in Paris. Round 1 of the French Open gets underway on Sunday.
  4. Charles Schwab Challenge: This PGA event got underway yesterda at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The second round has already begun and Jordan Spieth is hovering around the top of the leaderboard. Ryan Fox has the lead through 10 holes today. The event concludes on Sunday.

That’s it for this Friday. There is value on today’s schedule. If you need help finding it, remember you can join Game Advisers or our sister sites Sports Hub and ScoresAndStats to gain access to the world’s best sports handicappers. You can bet on the UFL this weekend. With the UFL playoff picture known, you can get ready to bet the playoffs.