Week 6 of the 2012 AFL season is upon us, and here at Cappers Info, we are taking a look at all of the games that are on the AFL betting lines and making our Arena Football predictions for the week ahead!
Week 6 AFL Matchup: Cleveland Gladiators @ Tampa Bay Storm
Date: Friday, April 13th, 7:30 ET
Arena Football Week 6 Odds: Cleveland -3.5 (105.5)
The wrong team is favored in this one in our eyes. Cleveland really hasn’t done all that much to make us think that it can get the job done in this one on the road against a Tampa Bay team that really has played quite well at home this year. It could be an ugly, low scoring affair though, as we have no confidence in either of these QBs. Still, the Storm should be good for the upset.
AFL Week 6 Pick: Tampa Bay Storm +3.5
Week 6 AFL Matchup: New Orleans VooDoo @ San Antonio Talons
Date: Friday, April 13th, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 6 Odds: San Antonio -4 (114)
The VooDoo are playing well at the moment, and they are probably the best team in the Southeast Division. We have watched plenty of this San Antonio team this year, and there is just something that we think is off about it. It is the first game on the NFL Network in the history of arena football here in the site of the Alamo, but we still think this is a game that New Orleans is going to win.
AFL Week 6 Pick: New Orleans VooDoo +4
Week 6 AFL Matchup: Utah Blaze @ Jacksonville Sharks
Date: Friday. April 13th, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 6 Odds: Utah -1 (115)
The Blaze are going to have a tough test in this one, but we think they are going to pass it. Flying across the country generally isn’t a good thing, but they do have the great equalizer of knowing that Jacksonville was on bye last week. Remember that teams can’t practice during their byes, so generally speaking, that is awful news for a team that is getting some momentum together. We just don’t know who is going to be quarterbacking for the Sharks, and we have no confidence that they are going to be able to get the job done.
AFL Week 6 Pick: Utah Blaze -1
Week 6 AFL Matchup: Chicago Rush @ Georgia Force
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 7:00 ET
Arena Football Week 6 Odds: Chicago -4.5 (106.5)
The Force just allowed 92 points last week to Philadelphia. Of course, we don’t think that there are going to be quite that many points allowed this time around, but we still think that Georgia is a farce. Chicago is still the only undefeated team left standing in this league for a reason, and it should be able to come on the road and take care of business by two scores in this one.
AFL Week 6 Pick: Chicago Rush -4.5
Week 6 AFL Matchup: Orlando Predators @ Pittsburgh Power
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 7:30 ET
Arena Football Week 6 Odds: Pittsburgh -2 (89.5)
It’s a really, really low total tonight, and it might be one that is justified for the Power and the Predators, knowing that they are the two of the three worst teams in the league offensively speaking. That being said, Orlando is a team that we still see with some promise, especially with the addition of WR Bobby Sippio this week. Pittsburgh got the best of these two teams in the first meeting, but there were nothing but scabs for the most part in the game. Orlando has the better team in this one, and we think that it will get the job done and pull off the upset on Saturday night.
AFL Week 6 Pick: Orlando Predators +2
Week 6 AFL Matchup: Arizona Rattlers @ Iowa Barnstormers
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 6 Odds: Arizona -6.5 (116.5)
This is one of the toughest games to handicap on the slate this week and is a game that we don’t really recommend playing. That being said, to try to take a stab at this one, we are going to go with the Rattlers, knowing that their defense is really playing well at the moment. If that ‘D’ gets into a groove, QB Nick Davila and the offense should be able to pick up the slack in the Barn.
AFL Week 6 Pick: Arizona Rattlers -6.5
Week 6 AFL Matchup: Milwaukee Mustangs @ Spokane Shock
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 10:00 ET
Arena Football Week 6 Odds: Milwaukee -1.5 (116)
This is quite the intriguing game this week. The Mustangs are playing well, but they are coming off of their bye week and have to fly across the country. Spokane finally showed a pulse this past week with QB Kyle Rowley back under center, and if not for a late gaffe in its game last week, it would have beaten San Jose. That being said, we think that home field advantage will play into the Shock’s hands on Saturday night, and they’ll get back in the win column at the expense of Milwaukee in what should be a great game.
AFL Week 6 Pick: Spokane Shock +1.5
Week 6 AFL Matchup: San Jose SaberCats @ Philadelphia Soul
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 6:00 ET
Arena Football Week 6 Odds: Philadelphia -4.5 (129.5)
Usually any total above about 125 or so is an automatic under play in our eyes, and there is a reason that this total has come down 3.5 points from the open on Saturday. These two teams are really setting up for a great showdown in what might amount to be an ArenaBowl preview. This is just Philly’s second home game of the season, and it has already dropped 84 and 92 points in two of its three road games this year. San Jose has its work cut out for it on the road in this one.
AFL Week 6 Pick: Philadelphia Soul -4.5