Every Thursday, The SEC Report becomes The AFF Report, and Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) joins me, Michael Pappas (@CouchPaptato), to talk all things The Alliance. We will recap the games from the week prior, and we will preview the games for the upcoming weekend. Of course, included in that preview is going to be our picks. That means more winners for you. The SEC Report is dishing out winners 3 days every week, and The AAF Report is dishing them out every Thursday.
You can listen to our show from 1 – 2 pm every weekday on ESPN 106.7, the ESPN106.7 app, or right here on espnau.com under the Listen Live tab. The AAF Report is every Thursday, same time and same place.
The lines on Alliance games come out around mid-week which means we are going to pick against the spread. Most weeks we will also sprinkle in some O/U action as well. Keep in mind that these picks are coming on Thursday, so we will be using the lines as they are on MGM Grand on Thursday morning.
If you’re looking for just extra picks or some great analysis, follow us on twitter, or you can follow me in the Action Network app (@CouchPaptato). Also, you can go read Views from the Couch right here on espnau.com to get a full recap of the AAF each week.
Our records since the show started (Week 2):
Justin: 55% Overall (58% ATS, 50% O/U)
Michael: 55% Overall (42% ATS, 75% O/U)
Let’s get into it. Here are this weekend’s picks. The number in front of each team corresponds to their power ranking in my Views from the Couch this week. For more information as to why the guys pick each game the way they do, listen to today’s SEC Report Podcast in the Podcast Center or on Apple Podcasts:
#1 Orlando Apollos @ #2 Birmingham Iron (+4.5, O/U 39.5), 2 pm CST, TNT
- Justin: Iron +4.5, Under 39.5
- Michael: Iron +4.5, Under 39.5
#8 Salt Lake Stallions @ #3 San Diego Fleet (+1.5, O/U 37.5), 8 pm CST, NFL Network
- Justin: San Diego +1.5, Under 37.5
- Michael: Salt Lake -1.5, Under 37.5
#4 Memphis Express @ #7 Atlanta Legends (+1, O/U 38.5), 3 pm CST, CBS Sports Network
- Justin: Memphis -1, Under 38.5
- Michael: Atlanta +1, Over 38.5
#6 San Antonio Commanders @ #5 Arizona Hotshots (-7, O/U 41.5), 7 pm CST, NFL Network
- Justin: San Antonio +7, Under 41.5
- Michael: San Antonio +7, Under 41.5
About the Author: I am Michael Pappas, aka THE @CouchPaptato, and these are AAF picks from the couch given out live on The AAF Report (Thursdays on The SEC Report). Not necessarily my couch. Usually my couch…because I don’t often leave my apartment. I have a really great couch. Any couch is great though, I don’t discriminate. My home couch is in Dallas, TX, but for the last 5 years my butt has happily been couching in Auburn, AL. Hit me up on twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what the view is like from your couch. Or how stupid the view is from my couch.