*******UPDATE******* March 7th
The total in the Vipers game is now 41. You see my predicted score below. Bet accordingly.
St. Louis has been bet all the way down now -5. I did not like it at 3.5 so more reason to go the other way.
After last week’s games it’s getting to a point that we can see that 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 these two are so good is mainly because of 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% of 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.
Saturday March 7
Seattle Dragons +390
Houston Roughnecks -12.5 45.5 -500
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.
New York Guardians +255
Dallas Renegades -7.5 37 -335
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 may have figured out benching headcase QB Matt McGloin has been their best call of the season.
Sunday March 8
St. Louis Battlehawks -3.5 39 -180
DC Defenders +150
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 what Dc team will we see ?
Tampa Bay Vipers +110
Los Angeles Wildcats -2 40 -130
Tampa Bay after an awful start to the season has been quite competitive two weeks in a row and now travel to the west coast to play the worst defensive team in the league in the LA Wildcats. The Vipers possess the #1 and #3 rushers in the league. De’Veon Smith and Jacques Patrick have combined for 520 rushing yards. 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 scored 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.
Good Luck!! Harry.