We cashed last week with the San Antonio Commanders beating the previously undefeated Birmingham Iron, 12-11, as eight-point road underdogs, and they look to be the best bet again on the Week 5 card.
San Antonio (2-2) got back to .500 with the victory, though I still maintain its best game was the 37-29 Week 2 loss to Orlando, the best team in the AAF. Kenneth Farrow, a former backup to Melvin Gordon with the Chargers, ran for an AAF-record 142 yards last week against the highly rated Birmingham defense to give the Commanders’ offense more balance with QB Logan Woodside.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Hotshots were the preseason AAF title favorites and started 2-0, but they’ve lost their past two games to previously winless teams in Memphis and Atlanta. Their offense has lost all semblance of continuity, looking especially bad last week in putting up jmust 11 points against an Atlanta defense that hadn’t stopped anyone in its first three games — and that was as a 14¹/₂-point home favorite.
These are two teams heading in opposite directions.
The play: San Antonio Commanders, +3.