2024 UFL Championship Odds and Predictions 

On Saturday, March 30th, the United Football League will kick off its inaugural season after the landmark announcement last fall of the XFL and USFL merger to form this exciting new league. Eight teams will embark on a quest to win the first ever UFL Championship, which takes place on June 16th, 2024.  

As of this writing, the Birmingham Stallions are the odds-on favorites to win the 2024 UFL Championship. Let’s take a look at the latest UFL odds and make our UFL Championship predictions.  

Where to Bet on United Football League Odds 

2024 UFL Championship Odds  

The following 2024 UFL Championship odds are courtesy of DraftKings

Birmingham Stallions    +300  

D.C. Defenders    +360  

St. Louis Battlehawks    +360  

Arlington Renegades    +480  

Houston Roughnecks    +650  

Memphis Showboats    +800  

Michigan Panthers    +1300  

San Antonio Brahmas    +1400 

2024 UFL Championship Favorites 

The following teams are considered the odds-on favorites to win the 2024 United Football League Championship:  

Birmingham Stallions +300  

The Birmingham Stallions are the two-time defending USFL Champions and have been a part of all five USFL seasons from the original in 1983-85 to the reboot in 2022-23.  

The Stallions are coached by Skip Holtz and have former third-round draft pick Matt Corral along with Adrian Martinez and J’Mar Smith at the top of their quarterback depth chart. Other notable players include Taco Charlton DL, Travin Howard LB, Gary Jennings WR, and Amari Rodgers WR.  

The Stallions boast of having six All-USFL players on their roster along with having won 21 of their last 24 games. It’s clear as to why the football betting sites have Birmingham as the favorites with the lowest UFL odds on the board.  

D.C. Defenders +360  

Although they lost in the 2023 XFL Championship game, the Defenders return coach of the year Reggie Barlow and plenty of talent on both sides of the ball including Jordan Ta’amu QB, Gareon Conley DB, D.J. Swearinger DB, and Preston Williams WR.  

XFL leading rusher Abram Smith will also be back along with some key coaches in offensive coordinator Fred Kaiss and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The Defenders will have a balanced attack on both sides of the ball and should contend for spot in the title game once again.  

St. Louis Battlehawks +360  

Despite having a head coach with little experience in Anthony Becht, the St. Louis Battlehawks are poised to be a contender in 2024. They’re led by quarterback A.J. McCarron who has had success in College and the NFL. In fact, he’s considered one of the best QB’s in the UFL. 

McCarron will have plenty of weapons as the team returns receivers Hakeem Butler and Marcell Ateman along with adding Jahcour Pearson. Wayne Gallman will be the top running back as he adds explosiveness out of the backfield. Watch for the Battlehawks to be one of the best offenses in the UFL.  

UFL Betting Opportunities 

If you are familiar with betting on football, then you are well on your way to understanding how to bet on the United Football League. This spring football 2024 league has the same standard football wagers that we’ve grown accustomed to with the NFL and NCAAF like moneylines, spreads, totals, prop bets and Futures.  

However, since this league is filled with lesser-known names than the NFL and NCAAF, it’s very important that you pay close attention to the rosters, head coaches, and injury reports. Additionally, this league will require you to watch all 40 games during the regular season in order to properly handicap the talent and the weekly UFL matchups.  

Important Dates in the UFL Schedule 2024 

Super Dispersal Draft: January 5-15 

Training Camp Begins: February 24 

Opening Week: March 30-31 

Final Regular Season Week: June 1-2 

UFL Playoffs – Semifinals: June 8-9 

UFL Championship: June 16 

2024 UFL Opening Week Schedule 

The UFL will open up its 2024 schedule with the first game featuring the 2023 XFL Champions (Arlington Renegades) taking on the 2023 USFL Champions (Birmingham Stallions). However, all eight teams will be in action to kick off the first weekend of UFL action.  

Saturday, March 30: 

Birmingham Stallions at Arlington Renegades, 1 p.m. (FOX) 

St. Louis Battlehawks at Michigan Panthers, 4 p.m. (FOX) 

Sunday, March 31: 

D.C. Defenders at San Antonio Brahmas, noon (ESPN) 

Memphis Showboats at Houston Roughnecks, 3 p.m. (ESPN) 

2024 UFL Championship Predictions 

I think the UFL betting sites got the favorites correct as we head into the inaugural season. All three teams boast of talented quarterbacks that give each squad a legitimate chance of winning the 2024 UFL Championship.  

With that said, I’m giving the edge to the St. Louis Battlehawks and A.J. McCarron. Although the Stallions have J’Mar Smith back, they’re not going to be as dominant as they were when Alex McGough was at the helm last year.  

Additionally, the DC Defenders choked away their XFL Championship opportunity with a poor defensive performance last year. I’m not sure that this team will get over that disappointment. Plus, this defense needs to prove that they can win games as well.  

McCarron specifically requested to be released by the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals in order to return to the Battlehawks. He has plenty of weapons on offense to make this team a legitimate contender from the opening kickoff. I like St. Louis’ chances this year even though they have a subpar head coach.  

I think McCarron adds to his legendary spring career by capturing the first ever UFL Championship.  

The Bet: St. Louis Battlehawks +360 

UFL Odds FAQs  

When did the XFL and UFL Merger take place?  

In September 2023, the two leagues officially announced their intent to merge and create a new, exciting spring football league.  

When does spring football start? 

The spring football league, now known as the United Football League, begins on Saturday, March 30th, 2024, and will culminate with the UFL Championship on June 16th, 2024.  

Which team is the odds-on favorite to win the 2024 UFL Championship? 

The Birmingham Stallions are the odds-on favorites to win the 2024 UFL Champion at the start of the inaugural season.  

How many teams are there in the UFL? 

The UFL will have eight teams for its inaugural season. Four teams from the XFL and four teams from the USFL will merge to form the United Football League.

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With 20 years writing about sports, Rick has seen it all in this industry. However, he’s still waiting to see his beloved Buffalo Bills and Sacramento Kings win championships. When not screaming at the TV over those two teams, you can also find Rick cheering on the latest Cycling or NASCAR races, Pro Wrestling events, and other fringe sports niches like Competitive Eating.

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