The XFL season is in full swing and frontrunning teams are beginning to emerge. While betting odds have been in place since the first game, things are finally starting to fall in place for each team and performance is finally something that can be predicted with a bit of accuracy.
Saturday at 2pm ET the Houston Roughnecks are traveling to face off against the Tampa Bay Vipers (+6). The over/under on the game is 45. You may recognize a few former Packers in this game. Houston has LB Carl Bradford while Tampa Bay includes P Jake Schum and OL Jordan McCray. Even without home field advantage, the Roughnecks being favored by 6 seems low. Even this minor-league version of football is a quarterback driven game and Houston has arguably the best QB in the league with PJ Walker.
The game will be broadcast on your local ABC station. It can also be streamed through most “live TV” streaming services (fuboTV has a free trial) as well as the ABC app with a cable-provider login.
The Saturday evening game is the Dallas Renegades at the Seattle Dragons (+4.5). Once again the home team is the dog with Dallas being favored by 4.5 points. Experts expect this to be a similarly high-scoring affair with an over/under of 43. Dallas has a litany of former Packers including Donatello Brown, Josh Hawkins, Greer Martini, and former offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.
This game will be broadcast on Fox starting at 5pm ET. Much like the previous game it will likely be available to stream through multiple services as well as the login-locked Fox Sports Go app.
Sunday’s early game has the New York Guardians traveling to St Louis to play the Battlehawks (-10). The Battlehawks have QUICKLY shown why they are arguably the best team in the league. However, do not count out the Guardians. They have an incredibly talented roster that is hamstrung by quarterback Matt McGloin. The over/under is 40.5. If the Guardians decide not to start McGloin, expect them to at least cover and take the over. Former Packers you may recognize include New York’s Justin Vogel and St Louis’ Christine Michael.
You’ll be able to watch the game as it’s broadcast on ESPN at 3pm ET as well as the ESPN app.
The final game of the week has the best professional football team in DC traveling to LA to face the Wildcats. The Defenders, much like the Battlehawks, have shown a commanding presence already. LA is the 8 point underdog in their own house with an over/under of 44. DC has former “SEVENTH ROUND RANDY MOSS” Malachi Dupre while LA has former car salesman/Packer DuJuan Harris. Expect DC to completely dominate. LA’s head coach Winston Moss will likely end up begging for mercy. DC will respond with “I can’t help you.”
Watch the game at 6pm ET on FS1.