Week 4 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 4 AFL Matchup: San Antonio Talons @ Orlando Predators
Date: Thursday, March 29th, 7:30 ET
Arena Football Week 4 Odds: San Antonio -2 (104)
We really just don’t have a very good feel about the Predators in this one. They aren’t playing well offensively, and they aren’t all that much of a dangerous looking team. Sure, it is the de facto home opener for the Preds, who played their first game of the year at home with scrubs, but we just don’t think that it will make a difference. San Antonio should get the job done.
AFL Week 4 Pick: San Antonio Talons -2
Week 4 AFL Matchup: Pittsburgh Power @ Milwaukee Mustangs
Date: Thursday, March 29th, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 4 Odds: Milwaukee -6.5 (110)
When are the oddsmakers going to learn that Pittsburgh is just a bad team? Bill Stull isn’t a great quarterback. Never has been, and never will be. Milwaukee has the offense to get the job done against some of the best in the league. This Power team isn’t one of the best teams for sure. The ‘Stangs should romp.
AFL Week 4 Pick: Milwaukee Mustangs -6.5
Week 4 AFL Matchup: Arizona Rattlers @ Kansas City Command
Date: Thursday, March 29th, 8:30 ET
Arena Football Week 4 Odds: Arizona -13.5 (106.5)
Kansas City is another one of these teams that just doesn’t have a quarterback. Nate Davis hasn’t completed even 50 percent of his passes this year, and he still might be the best option that the team has when push comes to shove. Arizona hasn’t quite yet played like one of the best teams in the league, but we know that this is still a squad with a heck of a lot of talent. Asking for a two TD victory shouldn’t be too much, though it is a heck of a lot of points for sure.
AFL Week 4 Pick: Arizona Rattlers -13.5
Week 4 AFL Matchup: Jacksonville Sharks @ Tampa Bay Storm
Date: Friday, March 30th, 7:30 ET
Arena Football Week 4 Odds: Jacksonville -2 (101)
The Sharks aren’t nearly the same team that won the title last year, and Omar Jacobs is coming off of a game in which he tossed four picks last week. Tampa Bay doesn’t have all that much to look forward to this year either, knowing that Steve Wasil really is one of the worst signal callers in the league, but we like the way that the defense looks for the boys that are going to host this game. The Storm should be good enough to get the job done at home.
AFL Week 4 Pick: Tampa Bay Storm +2
Week 4 AFL Matchup: San Jose SaberCats @ Spokane Shock
Date: Friday, March 30th, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 4 Odds: Spokane -1 (127.5)
An easy ‘under’ play here as well. The Shock don’t have the offense to be able to put 50 on the board against most teams in this league with Adam Froman calling the shots, and though the SaberCats do have one of the best offenses in the game, it isn’t going to make a difference. 127.5 is just far too many. Because we are handicapping sides though, we know that the SaberCats are clearly the better bet of the two teams. They should be able to come on the road and win in a hostile environment relatively easily.
AFL Week 4 Pick: San Jose SaberCats +1
Week 4 AFL Matchup: Chicago Rush @ Iowa Barnstormers
Date: Saturday, March 31st, 8:00 ET
Arena Football Week 4 Odds: Chicago -2.5 (109)
The Barnstormers are one of these teams that we really just don’t have a great feeling for right now. We tend to think that they can compete to get into the second season, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t. Chicago is a good outfit, but the two teams that it has beaten this year (Tampa Bay and Orlando) aren’t exactly all that stellar, and there is a big difference between coming to the Barn and playing in the Windy City. We’ll take the points.
AFL Week 4 Pick: Iowa Barnstormers +2.5
Week 4 AFL Matchup: New Orleans VooDoo @ Utah Blaze
Date: Saturday, March 31st, 10:00 ET
Arena Football Week 4 Odds: Utah -9.5 (118)
The VooDoo are a heck of a lot better than one would probably figure this year. Sure, the team was absolutely atrocious a season ago, but Head Coach Pat O’Hara is going to have this team winning again sooner than later. Utah has a great offense, but not much else. We want the points on our side, and we think that a moneyline play at perhaps +300 or so might be in order on the Doo as well.
AFL Week 4 Pick: New Orleans VooDoo +9.5
Week 4 AFL Matchup: Cleveland Gladiators @ Philadelphia Soul
Date: Sunday, April 1st, 6:00 ET
Arena Football Week 4 Odds: Philadelphia -9.5 (111)
The Soul looked very, very good against Pittsburgh last week, but we aren’t so sure just how good the Power really are. Cleveland’s defense looks okay, but the offense looks all out of sorts at this point. This is a brutal game for the Gladiators, who probably don’t stand all that much of a chance. Dan Radabaugh, a birthday boy this week, should lead the Soul to a comfortable win in their home opener.
AFL Week 4 Pick: Philadelphia Soul -9.5