Sunday, March 9
Philadelphia Soul at Chicago Rush: (ESPN2) Jon Bon Jovi’s team signed star WR Chris Jackson (Georgia LY) to give vet QB Graziani (64 TDs) another target along with Brackins, Henderson and Horn. Philly (9-9, 7-10 ATS) will be improved but Chicago (13-5, 12-4-2) allowed an AFL-low 44.4 ppg and is 47-33 over the last half-decade. The Rush’s fresh faces (Bonner, Harrell and Alexander) will take time to jell on O. Figure both teams to play it tight. Chicago downed the Soul last year in the Windy City, 54-43.UNDER 97.
Monday, March 10
San Jose SaberCats at Grand Rapids Rampage: San Jose (16-3, 14-4-1) begins its quest for back-to-back ArenaBowl championships with its second straight road game in the Midwest, this time against the team with its’ own Krispy Kreme donut, Grand Rapids (4-12, 7-9). The SaberCats return all the pieces including QB Greib and a defense which allowed 47.9 ppg, third-lowest in the league. SJ was +15.5 ppg while GR (50-1) was -11.3, a 26.8 ppg difference. The spread won’t be enough in this Best vs. Worst. SJ has smashed the Rampage by 25 and 23 points their last two meetings. SABERCATS -17. (BEST BET)
(Lines projected from Parry’s Power Rankings).