The penultimate week of the UFL season finishes with the DC Defenders and Memphis Showboats. It is time to continue our UFL odds series with a Defenders-Showboats prediction and pick.

For the Defenders, they will be looking to get to .500 on the season with two wins to end the year. There still will not be a playoff birth for the Defenders. They are 3-5 on the year, and coming off a loss. Last week the Defenders were on the road against the Battlehawks. They would end up losing the game by five on the road. Meanwhile, the Showboats have lost seven straight games. The Showboats won the first game of the year and have not won a game since.

Here are the UFL odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

UFL Odds: Defenders-Showboats Odds

DC Defenders: -5 (-110)

Moneyline: -240

Memphis Showboats: +5 (-110)

Moneyline: +200

Over: 46 (-110)

Under: 46 (-110)

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Why The Defenders Can Cover/Win

The Defenders are seventh in points per game this year. They are sixth in yards per game while sitting fifth in the run and seventh in the pass. Jordan Ta'amu leads the offense this year. He has 1390 yards passing and 11 scores. Still, he has thrown seven interceptions.  He has also run for 156 yards on the ground but has not scored.

Cam'Ron Harris leads the rushing attack. He has 178 yards on the ground with three touchdowns. In the receiving game, it is Kelvin Harmon. He has 375 yards this year with three scores. He did miss the last game though and could miss this one as well. Ty Scott has scored three times as well but has just 17 receptions for 331 yards. Still, Scott is second on the team in receiving. Chris Rowland has 186 yards as well, with two touchdowns the season. He is third on the team in receiving. Alex Ellis is fourth on the team in receiving with just 183 yards and a score.

The Defenders are seven in points allowed this year while sitting fourth in passing yards allowed and eighth in total yards allowed. They are also sixth against the run. On defense, Michael Joseph has been solid. He has six pass breakups this year and a forced fumble. He also has five tackles for a loss. Still, the defense has just one interception, which is from Anthoula Kelly. They are getting into the backfield though. Malik Fisher has six sacks and six tackles for a loss. Further Derick Roberson has 4.5 sacks this year.

Why The Showboats Can Cover/Win

The Showboats are eighth in the UFL in total yards per game this year. They are eight in rushing yards per game while sitting fifth in passing yards. The Showboats are sixth in total points per game. The quarterback situation has been odd in Memphis Case Cookus originally had the job, then lost it, but now is splitting time again.  Cookus has passed for 989 yards on 61.5 percent passing. He also has seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Troy Williams splits time with him. Williams has passed for 576 yards, five touchdowns, and five scores.

The top running back on the season has been Darius Victor. He comes in with 82 rushes, but just 239 yards and a score on the year. Victor also has 23 receptions for 126 yards. Jonathan Adams and Daewood Davis have been the biggest offensive weapons this year. Adams comes in with 22 catches for 309 yards on the year. Meanwhile, Davis has 38 catches for 443 yards and five scores.  Vinny Papale also has four touchdowns this year, with 30 receptions and 250 yards.

The Showboats are eighth in the UFL in yards against this year. They are sixth UFL against the run this year while sitting eighth against the pass this year. Memphis is also eighth in the UFL in points against. On defense, Maximilian Roberts has been solid HE has four tracks for a loss and four sacks on the year. Meanwhile, Delrick Abramas also has four tackles for a loss, while having an interception and a pass break u0. Greg Reaves has also broken up a bass, forced a fumble, and has 3.5 sacks on the year.

Final Defenders-Showboats Prediction & Pick

The Shwobats have progressively gotten worse throughout the year. They continue to struggle on defense, and the offense has regressed by the game. The Defenders started the season slowly, and have slowly improved. While thye have not been good enough to get enough wins for the playoffs, this is the only one of the four teams not in the playoffs that were close to playoff level. Take the Defenders in this one.

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Final Defenders-Showboats Prediction & Pick: Defenders -5 (-110)