The return of the XFL is steamrolling along it’s 2020 campaign into Week 3! If you are betting on XFL football this week keep reading for my analysis on the Week 3 spreads, moneyline and over-under game totals.
XFL Week 3 Spreads, Moneyline, Over-Under Total Odds
Houston Roughnecks (2-0) at Tampa Bay Vipers (0-2)
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Spread: Houston Roughnecks -6
Moneyline: Tampa Bay Vipers +190
Over-Under Total: 46
Tampa Bay might be playing at home in this Week 3 affair, but that looks like the only positive thing the Vipers have going for them right now. Tampa Bay has gotten some absolutely inept play at quarterback through two games. First, Aaron Murray looked confused far more often than not in Week 1. Then, with the injured Murray out of the lineup last weekend, backups Taylor Cornelius and Quinton Flowers stunk up the join in the Vipers’ 17-9 loss to Seattle.
Conversely, Houston has been the most explosive team in the league thanks to the stunning play of quarterback P.J. Walker. The former Temple star has thrown seven TD passes and just one interception this season while making a ton of absolutely jaw-dropping plays. Without making a prediction here, clearly, Tampa Bay is facing a tall task in trying to take down the unbeaten Roughnecks.
Dallas Renegades (1-1) at Seattle Dragons (1-1)
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Spread: Dallas Renegades -4½
Moneyline: Seattle Dragons +160
Seattle dug itself out of a 9-0 hole early on to beat Tampa Bay 17-9 in Week 2. However, quarterback Brandon Silvers has been one of the worst quarterbacks in the league so far this season with four TD passes and three interceptions. Seattle has scored and allowed an identical five touchdowns through two games. For Dallas, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones had a successful XFL debit by passing for 305 yards with on TD and two picks. Dallas has scored three touchdowns while allowing four through two games and they have the look of the better team in this matchup despite owning an identical 1-1 record as Seattle.
New York Guardians (1-1) at St. Louis BattleHawks (1-1)
When: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET
Where: The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis, MO
Spread: New York Guardians +325
Moneyline: St. Louis BattleHawks -9
St. Louis put up a great effort in their narrow 28-24 loss against Houston last weekend as quarterback Jordan Ta’amu passed for 284 passing yards with three touchdown passes and two picks. On the flip side of the coin, New York looked mostly incompetent on both sides of the ball in their 27-0 shutout loss against the DC Defenders last weekend. Former NFL quarterback Matt McGloin was benched after passing for a paltry 44 yards and two interceptions before getting benched in the second half. The BattleHawks have scored twice as many touchdowns on the year (6) as New York and they’re playing at home in this one!
DC Defenders (2-0) at Los Angeles Wildcats (0-2)
When: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET
Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA
Spread: DC Defenders -8
Moneyline: Los Angeles Wildcats +280
The Los Angeles Wildcats looked a lot better last weekend than they did in Week 1, mostly because former NFL quarterback Josh Johnson made a solid debut by passing for 196 yards and two touchdowns. While the Wildcats fell to the Dallas Renegades 25-18 last weekend, I suspect this team will be a lot better moving forward with Johnson under center.
DC dominated New York on both sides of the ball to pick up a convincing 27-0 shutout win over the Guardians last weekend.
Former NFL signal-caller Cardale Jones had his second straight impressive outing by passing for 276 yards and a pair of touchdowns. LA has scored a quartet of touchdowns this season while allowing eight touchdowns defensively.