XFL Week 5 Preview & Odds
Believe it or not, we’re approaching the midway point of the XFL season. At this point, every team has at least one win, although there is still one team that remains undefeated. Let’s take a sneak peek at all of the matchups and XFL Odds on tap for Week 5.
XFL Week 5 Preview & Odds
Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks (-13)
The Roughnecks are the lone unbeaten team left in the XFL and are coming off arguably their most impressive win of the season. Behind P.J. Walker, Houston has scored at least 27 points in every game. At times, the Seattle defense has looked good, although the Dragons have played better at home than on the road. The Seattle offense is also in the middle of a quarterback quandary after B.J. Daniels took over for Brandon Silvers last week. Daniels gave the Dragons a running threat at quarterback, although his proficiency as a passer remains up for debate. That could leave it up to the Seattle defense to keep the Dragons within striking distance.
Pick: Houston -13
New York Guardians at Dallas Renegades (-7.5)
The Guardians have played well at home this season, but now they have to head back on the road. Luis Perez gave the New York offense a little spark last week, but that unit is still underwhelming overall. Of course, the Dallas offense has some uncertainty at quarterback with Landry Jones suffering a knee injury last week, and that was after he threw three interceptions. If nothing else, this figures to be a low-scoring game.
Pick: New York +7.5
St. Louis BattleHawks (-2) at DC Defenders
The Defenders looked outstanding the first two weeks of the season but have been anything but the last two weeks, scoring a total of just nine points. Coming home should be good for the DC defense, although they’ll face a red-hot St. Louis offense. The BattleHawks are averaging over 25 points per game over their last three games behind Jordan Ta’amu. As long as he avoids turnovers, St. Louis should be in good shape, even if the Defenders can bounce back at home.
Pick: St. Louis -2
Tampa Bay Vipers (-1.5) at Los Angeles Wildcats
After finally getting their first win last week, the Vipers will try to make it two in a row against another 1-3 team. Regardless of the quarterback situation with Aaron Murray’s health still a question, the Tampa offense is best when the Vipers can run the ball. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles defense has been vulnerable against the run all season. The Wildcats will have to overcome that behind Josh Johnson, who has played well the past few weeks but isn’t getting enough support around him.
Pick: Los Angeles +1.5