Need Expert Betting Picks for Week 18 Arena Football? Buy Mike Rose’ winning AFL picks below. Mike Rose is an expert sports handicapper featured on Touthouse.com and has never had a losing season betting arena football. Purchase Mike Rose’ expert arena football betting picks below:
Click here to purchase premium Week 18 arena football picks – $49
Click here to purchase 1 month of premium arena football picks – $149
Click here to purchase Mike Rose’ entire AFL football season – $499
Spokane Shock vs. Jacksonville Sharks (Week 18 Preview from Mike Rose)
Bet: Click here to bet on this game | Odds: Click here for current odds
The regular season of the AFL betting campaign will wrap up this weekend with a full slate of games. The biggest duel of the bunch comes on Friday night, as the Spokane Shock and Jacksonville Sharks meet each other in the “Shark Tank” in the Sunshine State in a potential ArenaBowl preview.
The Sharks know that a win or a Tampa Bay loss this week will lock up the South Division and give them home field advantage through the conference portion of the playoffs. Should one of those two scenarios play out, Jacksonville will be hosting the Orlando Predators in the first round of the playoffs next week. If not, it will travel to the Tulsa Talons instead as the #3 seed.
QB Aaron Garcia led the Sharks to a number of their wins this year, but he won’t be available for action most likely for the rest of the season. Instead, this team belongs to QB Bernard Morris. The former member of the Marshall Thundering Herd has surprised this year both with his accuracy (61.4% completions) and his lack of mistakes (8 TDs vs. 0 INTs this season). He went 19-of-25 for 228 yards and three scores in a victory against the Bossier City Battle Wings last week to help put the Sharks in prime position to win it all.
The Shock have rolled off 11 straight wins, but with home field advantage wrapped up for the rest of the season, including the ArenaBowl, there is a question about how hard HC Rob Keefe is going to push his players to win this game.
One would expect QB Kyle Rowley to be allowed to try to throw for 100+ touchdown passes on the season. He currently sits at 97 scores against nine picks on the year. Backup QB Erik Meyer hasn’t gotten much in the way of reps this year, but going 18-of-28 for 274 yards with five TDs and a pick are numbers not to be ashamed of.
Expect to see plenty of defense in this game. Spokane ranks #1 in the National Conference, allowing an average of 51.9 points per game. Jacksonville is just in front of the Shock but is second in the American Conference with 50.5 points per game allowed.
With 61 points scored on Friday night, Spokane will become one of the rare teams in AFL history to score 1,000 points for a season. The Shock are currently averaging 62.6 points per game.
The Sharks opened up as 5.5-point favorites in this AFL betting battle, but the betting public has sided with the Shock early lowering the spread to (-4’).
Visit Touthouse.com for more arena football picks from our professional sports handicappers. Be sure to sign-up for our free sports predictions newsletter for exclusive arena football betting information from our experts. Preview Courtesy of North Shore Sports Inc.