XFL Week 6 Games Previews & Odds

Posted by Derrick Harper on March 11, 2020 in

The inaugural season in the XFL is already halfway over, which means the playoff race is about to get kicked into high gear. Let’s take an early look at the matchups on tap for Week 6 and the XFL Week Odds.

XFL Week 6 Games Previews & Odds

Houston Roughnecks at New York Guardians

The Roughnecks remain undefeated and look borderline unbeatable behind MVP frontrunner P.J. Walker, who has developed an incredible rapport with wide receiver Cam Phillips. However, Houston got into a little trouble with turnovers last week. It’s also worth noting that their last four wins have all come by less than 10 points. Meanwhile, the Guardians have won two in a row behind a strong defense that usually plays better at home. Of course, the New York offense is nothing special, although they are functional now that Luis Perez has taken over at quarterback.

Pick: The Roughnecks -6.5

St. Louis BattleHawks (-2.5) at Tampa Bay Vipers

The BattleHawks were red hot heading into last week, but they laid an egg against DC, managing just six points. The St. Louis rushing attack was actually productive, although Jordan Ta’amu had a rough day and was sacked four times. That being said, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the BattleHawks bounce back. As for the Vipers, they look vulnerable after blowing a 17-0 lead against Los Angeles last week, ultimately giving up 41 points. The good news is that Tampa Bay is averaging close to 29 points per game over their last three games with Taylor Cornelius.

Pick: Vipers +2.5

Dallas Renegades at DC Defenders (-4)

There’s a new era in DC with Tyree Jackson taking over for Cardale Jones at quarterback. Jackson didn’t exactly impress, but the Defenders were able to lean on running back Jhurell Pressley and an outstanding defense. That defense will be important against a Dallas offense that once again struggled with Landry Jones out and Philip Nelson at quarterback. Jones will be out again this week, so it’ll be on Nelson to figure out the stout DC defense.

Pick: Renegades +4

Los Angeles Wildcats (-2) at Seattle Dragons

The Wildcats are hoping to ride the momentum of last week’s comeback win over Tampa Bay in which Josh Johnson threw four touchdowns while leading the L.A. offense to 41 points. Of course, the L.A. offense has been up and down this season while the Seattle defense has been outstanding at home this season. Offensively, the Dragons got a little bit of a boost from B.J. Daniels starting at quarterback last week, although the Seattle offense leaves a lot to be desired, so they can’t afford to get into a shootout.

Pick: Wildcats -2