It’s quickly becoming apparent that the gap between the best and worst teams in the 2020 XFL season might be a sizable one. Three of the four games in Week 3 feature a road team favored by more than a field goal. The only contest that has a home favorite includes a point spread that’s approaching double digits.
The St. Louis BattleHawks (-400) are the biggest favorites on the upcoming schedule, laying nine points against the visiting New York Guardians (+320). Both teams are 1-1, but New York just suffered the worst loss of the young season. The Guardians were shut out by the DC Defenders 27-0 in Week 2.
The game in St. Louis features the lowest betting total of Week 3.
DC (-340) is the biggest Week 3 road favorite, laying eight points against the Los Angeles Wildcats (+280) in Sunday’s late game. Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones leads the league with 511 passing yards. The Wildcats have surrendered a league-high 62 points.
In a second matchup between an undefeated team and a winless team, the Houston Roughnecks (-240) are road favorites against the Tampa Bay Vipers (-200). Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker is probably the very early XFL MVP with seven touchdown passes. The Vipers haven’t scored a single offensive touchdown yet.
The contest in Tampa Bay features the week’s highest betting total.
The Dallas Renegades (-190) are the week’s smallest favorites in their road matchup with the Seattle Dragons (-170). Renegade quarterback Landry Jones threw two interceptions in his XFL debut last week. Seattle linebacker Steven Johnson is the league’s leading tackler.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the XFL Week 3 games, including the point spreads and totals. All odds come from William Hill.
Saturday, Feb. 22
Houston Roughnecks (-5.5) at Tampa Bay Vipers, 46
Dallas Renegades (-4) at Seattle Dragons, 44
Sunday, Feb. 23
New York Guardians (+9) at St. Louis BattleHawks, 41
DC Defenders (-8) at Los Angeles Wildcats, 44.5