What We Know So Far

A UFL Football

A UFL Football

Many are anxious to bet on the United Football League, and despite the pending launch on March 30th, UFL odds for Champions and game lines have yet to appear.

When can we expect these betting odds for the UFL? Here’s our take.

What We Know About The UFL So Far

Like the XFL and USFL, the UFL will feature 8 franchises split into two 4-team divisions. United Football League schedules will run for 10 weeks, with divisional opponents playing a home and away series and facing the opposing division’s teams once per season.

Each team has a stadium where they’ll play a 5-game regular season UFL schedule. This is worth noting because the USFL didn’t utilize home stadiums for all teams. Here is the divisional breakdown and head coaches for the 2024 UFL.

USFL Division

Michigan Panthers – Head Coach: Mike Nolan
Memphis Showboats – Head Coach: John DeFilippo
Houston Roughnecks – Head Coach: Curtis Johnson
Birmingham Stallions – Head Coach: Skip Holtz

XFL Division

DC Defenders – Head Coach: Reggie Barlow
Arlington Renegades – Head Coach: Bob Stoops
San Antonio Brahmas – Head Coach: Wade Phillips
St. Louis Battlehawks – Head Coach: Anthony Becht

Yesterday, the UFL Communications Department tweeted that all eight rosters have been published. Final cuts will not be known for some time, but there is enough information present to gain a decent betting perspective for 2024.

The United Football League has announced its training camp rosters for each of its eight teams.

Training camp rosters are available on their respective team pages at https://t.co/sodC1DigkH pic.twitter.com/9OQ2Mfx6sX

— UFL Communications Department (@UFL_PR) February 26, 2024

When Will UFL Betting Odds Appear?

Lines for betting on the XFL and the USFL did not appear until a couple of weeks into their initial seasons, respectively. Now that all UFL training camp rosters are known, it won’t be long before online sporstbooks will craft lines for Week 1 games.

The UFL schedule begins on March 30th, and we expect betting lines for the first games to appear by no later than the 25th at most of the online sportsbooks we recommend. UFL futures could be posted prior to the 25th.

UFL vs. NFL Betting

There are only minor differences between what is offered for NFL betting and the odds that are created for the UFL. Game lines for each league will feature point spreads, moneyline odds for both teams to win, and the over/under. UFL prop bets will be created for team and player stats, and United Football League futures will take action on the championship franchise.

The major difference is the length of the United Football League schedule, which contains 7 fewer regular season weeks than the NFL, and 3 fewer in the playoffs. However, these head-to-head comparisons to the NFL are in contrast to the UFL’s purpose.

The spring football league’s intention is to work in harmony with the NFL, and if successful, that will take place on television screens and at sportsbook windows. Year-round football betting is what is at stake for online gamblers, and we like the league’s chances.

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Author: Alan Morris