Harry Breaks Down the XFL Odds for Week 5 and Gives His XFL Best Bet
After last week’s games it’s getting to a point where we know the Houston Roughnecks (4-0) are the cream of the crop in the XFL and the St Louis Battlehawks (3-1) are the second-best squad in the league. The main reason these two are so good is mainly because of their solid quarterback play.
Houston QB P.J. Walker leads the league with 12 touchdown passes and 987 yards. St Louis QB Jordan Ta’amu gets it done not only with his arm but with his legs as well. He is averaging 75% completion percentage on his passes and is fifth in the league in rushing. Here are the latest lines for week 5 and my insight to who will win and why.
XFL Spread and XFL Odds for Week 5
Saturday March 7
Seattle Dragons (+390) at Houston Roughnecks (-12.5/-500) +390. XFL Over/Under: 45.5
+12.5-110 +12.5 -110 +12-110 +12.5-108 +13.5-110 +12.5 +12.5 -110 +12.5-110 -12.5-110 -12.5 -110 -12-110 -12.5-112 -13.5-110 -12.5 -12.5 -110 -12.5 -110
SPREAD Seattle Dragons
Houston leads the league in scoring with 126 points and have three of the top nine receivers in the league. Roughnecks running back James Butler is seventh in the XFL and has two touchdowns on the season. The Dragons have had offensive issues all year and possess zero offensive players in the Top 10 of the league in rushing and receiving. So… guess where I’m going with this one?
New York Guardians (+255) at Dallas Renegades (-7.5/-355) XFL Over/Under: 37
Dallas starting quarterback Landry Jones will be out for at least two weeks so much of the offense will be focused on running back Cameron Artis-Payne who is averaging an impressive 5.3 yards a carry and has two touchdowns. New York has struggled when on the road, scoring just nine points on the road in two games, but they may have figured things out by benching headcase QB Matt McGloin; honestly, this may have been their best call of the season.
The Prediction (Go with the XFL Moneyline and make some serious money on this one):
Sunday March 8
St. Louis BattleHawks (-3.5/-180) at DC Defenders (+150)
XFL Over/Under: 39
St. Louis is rolling at 3-1 and the Defenders looked like they were as well, starting the season at 2-0 and outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 58-19, but then they went on the road.
In the last two weeks, DC has been waxed by the Wildcats and the Vipers by a combined score of 64-9, so with the Defenders back home the question is which DC team will we see? The answer…
Tampa Bay Vipers (+110) at Los Angeles Wildcats (-2/-130)
XFL Over/Under: 40
After an awful start to the season, Tampa Bay has been quite competitive for two straight weeks and now they travel to play the worst defensive team in the XFL in the L.A. Wildcats. The Vipers possess the No. 1 and No. 3 rushers in the league. De’Veon Smith and Jacques Patrick have combined for 520 rushing yards.
Meanwhile, Wildcats wide receiver Nelson Spruce is third in the XFL in receiving with 20 receptions, 256 yards and two scores. This game should have plenty of points as the Vipers have averaged 26 points a game the last two weeks and Los Angeles QB Josh Johnson hopes to build on his seven passing touchdowns.
The Prediction (Pop the XFL Over):
Harry GagnonExpert Writer
Harry Gagnon spent 14 years as a Vegas Sportsbook Supervisor and holds a Communications degree from SUNY-Oswego. You might know him better as part of the Degenerate Trifecta on the award nominated betting podcast “Against All odds with Cousin Sal” on the Ringer Podcast Network. Feel free to find him on Twitter (@AAOHarry) and tweet him a message if you want to talk casinos, sports, or just shoot the breeze about betting in general cause, hey, that’s what Twitter is for, right?