At the beginning of a new league there is always plenty of anticipation and excitement. Initially the Alliance of American Football was an admitted second tier developmental league. But AAF betting figures to be intense and heavy. Moreover, what football fans want is a well-run spring league. On this occasion it looks like the AAF will deliver the goods. All eight teams are in action this weekend for the first four games in history. Specifically CBS opens festivities Saturday night!
Alliance of American Football Week One
Date and Time: Saturday, February 9th at 8PM ET
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AAF TV Coverage: CBS
Atlanta at Orlando Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8 p.m. ET on CBS
Accordingly, AAF betting action will open with the Atlanta Legends facing the Orlando Apollos. Spectrum Stadium in Orlando will host this inaugural game. Kevin Coyle is the head coach of the Legends but the real legend is on the other side line. Indeed, Steve Spurrier will lead the Apollos in their launch as a new franchise in this new league. At the onset of the season Atlanta was disrupted with the resignation of head coach Brad Childress. Coyle has never had such a role. More emphatically this could give Spurrier and the Apollos the big edge.
San Diego at San Antonio, Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8 p.m. ET CBS
Also, on CBS prime time will be the San Diego Fleet facing the San Antonio Commanders. The Alomodome in San Antonio will be the host venue. Mike Martz is head coach of the Fleet. Above all Martz is known for leading the Rams to a Super Bowl loss against New England in the 2001 NFL season. San Antonio is led by veteran head coach Mike Riley who was last seen on the sidelines at Nebraska in 2017. The Commanders will have David Cobb carrying the load as running back.
Memphis at Birmingham, Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4 p.m. ET CBSSN
Extending week one AAF action will be the Memphis Express and the Birmingham Iron. Legendary Bears linebacker and former 49ers head coach Mike Singletary leads the Express. While Tim Lewis will serve as head coach of the Iron. The game will take place at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. It follows that the “Iron” will be associated with the famed Iron Bowl played annually between Auburn and Alabama each November. Encompassing Memphis are quarterbacks Zach Mettenberger and Christian Hackenberg. Counter to that for Birmingham are signal callers Scott Tolzien and Blake Sims.
Salt Lake at Arizona, Sunday, February 10, 2019, 8 p.m. ET NFLN
And week one offshore betting will wrap up from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe Arizona. In turn the host Arizona Hotshots will host the Salt Lake Stallions. Former college coach Rick Neuheisel leads Arizona. Counter to the coaching matchup is Dennis Erickson of Salt Lake. Former Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight plays for Arizona. Following that is former Utah running back Matt Asiata for the Stallions.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion Orlando and Spurrier would seem to have a good AAF betting advantage. Compared to other coaches “The Head Ball Coach” has experience of success in start up leagues from his days in the old USFL.
AAF Betting Odds Pick
In sum expect the Orlando Apollos to make a great statement on Opening Night!
AAF Betting Online Pick: Orlando Apollos
AAF Betting Online Score Prediction: Orlando 45, Atlanta 24
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