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XFL Week 5 Betting Odds, Preview, Picks, Results, Futures and Trends

XFL Week 5 Odds

The opening betting lines for Week 5 of the XFL are:

  • Seattle at Houston: (-13.5, Total 46)
  • New York at Dallas: (-8.5, Total 37)
  • St. Louis at DC: (-3, Total 39) 
  • Tampa Bay at Los Angeles: (-1.5, Total 40.5)

Odds provided by DraftKings (IN, NJ, PA & WV only)
Odds Subject to Change (T&C's Apply, 21+)

XFL Week 5 Best Bets

Four weeks of the XFL season are now complete and we're really noticing some players that NFL scouts might have missed the boat on. One of those players is quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, who was the XFL Player of the Week for Week 4 leading St. Louis to another home victory while going 20-of-27 for 327 passing yards and one touchdown.

Through for weeks, I sit at 6-10 with my "Best Bets" and after watching all sixteen games, they’re seems to be some real fluctuations with teams. I have made more adjustments to my ratings grid and plan to have a successful Week 5.

Let's break down the games.

XFL Games for Saturday, March 7

Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks
(ABC, 2:00 p.m. ET)

The best in the XFL takes on the worst on Saturday as we have the 4-0 Houston Roughnecks meeting up with the 1-3 Seattle Dragons. I have been fooled by Seattle in most of their games this season, refusing to believe they were as bad as the professionals were saying. Thirteen points is a ton of points to give any team. Despite losing on the road in Week 4, the Dragons really turned around that game in the second half against St. Louis.

Dragons quarterback B.J. Daniels, the former South Florida Bulls standout, covered that game for us and we'll look to them this week as well. Yes Houston is the best in the XFL and they are at home, but they come in off a division rival road win and I believe they'll come out flat for this game. Look for Seattle to keep this one within a touchdown, as we ride the Dragons here in the Lone Star State.

Best Bet: Seattle +13

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New York Guardians at Dallas Renegades
(FOX, 5:00 p.m. ET)

Dallas had a major blow last week in their loss to intra-state rival Houston as quarterback Landry Jones went don’t with a knee injury and it appears that his season might be in jeopardy. Somehow even with that news, Dallas has been installed as a healthy eight-point favorite at home versus New York.

The Guardians had a resurgence in Week 4 thanks to 3rd string back-up quarterback and now starter Luis Perez, who had a nice day last week. Perez finished 18-of-26 for 150 passing yards and one touchdown. The best thing about the Guardians is their defense and I think that will show up against the Renegades, which makes me believe that the final outcome will stay within a touchdown. Look for Phillip Nelson, the former East Carolina quarterback, to struggle as Dallas wins here but my guess is by a field goal. I'll take the road 'dogs and expect the Guardians tp cover here as visitors.

Best Bet: New York +8

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XFL Games for Sunday, Mar. 8

St. Louis BattleHawks at DC Defenders
(FS1, 3:00 p.m. ET)

Wow how the mighty have fallen! The Defenders were sitting at 2-0 after two weeks and quarterback Cardale Jones was looking like a candidate to claim the XFL Most Valuable Player award. After back-to-back beat downs on the road, the most recent a 25-0 thumping by the winless Vipers, the setbacks have dropped the Defenders into dead last in the power rankings put out by ESPN. Jones was 9-of-22 with just 72 yards and an interception in last week's loss at Tampa Bay.

Despite getting blanked in Florida, I believe this Defenders team will be playing with their heads on fire come Sunday. St. Louis has looked great, lead by one of the top quarterbacks in the league (Ta’amu) and the Battlehawks are a very impresive squad. However, I believe the oddsmakers have caught up with them and they are overvalued here on the road. Look for D.C. to bounce back and cover this one as we take the Defenders with the points.

Best Bet: DC +4

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Tampa Bay Vipers at Los Angeles Wildcats
(ESPN, 9:00 p.m. ET)

We finish out our week five XFL card with a very interesting game and one that looks like it could be a potential pitfall for gamblers. Tampa Bay opened up as road favorite in the first two weeks of the season but that resulted in two losses. After getting their first win of the season in Week 4, a few sportsbooks opened the Vipers as short road favorites for this matchup.

Since the early numbers came out, bettors have made their presence known by moving this line to Wildcats -2, which is a big adjustment. Clearly, the experts believe that Tampa Bay’s win last week was not a fluke and it should be noted that the Vipers were preseason favorites to be one of XFL’s best teams. As far as this game goes I would wait until kick off to get the best line but I will be in on Tampa Bay to keep the momentum going. Ride the Vipers to grab the road win on the West Coast.

Best Bet: Tampa Bay +2

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XFL Weekly Betting Results

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS

Home teams posted a 3-1 record in Week 4 and we saw a pair of underdogs cash in front of their fans. New York (+7) knocked off Los Angeles 17-14 on Saturday while Tampa Bay earned its first win of the season on Sunday with a 25-0 win over DC as a five-point home 'dog. 

With the Vipers victory, all eight teams in the XFL have at least one win through four weeks. The only unbeaten team remains Houston, who sits at 4-0. The Roughnecks have gone 2-2 against the spread for bettors. 

The 'under' has gone 11-5 (69%) in 16 XFL games this season and two teams helping the cause are New York and Dallas. The Guardians and Renegades are the only two teams to see the 'under' cash in all four of their contests. Houston is the only team that has leaned to the 'over' with a 3-1 mark to the high side.

Week 4

Home/Away: 3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS
Favorites/Underdogs: 2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS
Over/Under: 1-3


Home/Away: 10-6 SU, 10-6 ATS
Favorites/Underdogs: 11-5 SU, 7-9 ATS
Over/Under: 5-11

XFL Standings

Team SU ATS Over/Under PF PA Home Away
St. Louis BattleHawks 3-1 2-2 2-2 91 62 2-0 1-1
DC Defenders 2-2 2-2 1-3 67 83 1-0 1-2
New York Guardians 2-2 2-2 0-4 49 73 2-0 0-2
Tampa Bay Vipers 1-3 2-2 1-3 37 40 1-1 0-2
Team SU ATS Over/Under PF PA Home Away
Houston Roughnecks 4-0 2-2 3-1 126 88 2-0 2-0
Dallas Renegades 2-2 2-2 0-4 78 72 0-2 2-0
Los Angeles Wildcats 1-3 1-3 2-2 88 88 1-1 0-2
Seattle Dragons 1-3 2-2 1-3 64 87 1-1 0-2

Future Odds to win 2020 XFL Championship

After posting another dominating win in Week 4, the St. Louis BattleHawks moved from 5/2 odds to 6/5 (Bet $100 to win $120) to capture the inaugural XFL Championship. New York and Seattle both sit at the bottom of the eight-team league as 25/1 long shot wagers.

Current (Opening)
Houston Roughnecks 6/5 (5/1)
St. Louis BattleHawks 2/1 (10/1)
Dallas Renegades 7/1 (5/2)
D.C. Defenders 12/1 (6/1)
Los Angeles Wildcats 16/1 (8/1)
Tampa Bay Vipers 16/1 (5/1)
Seattle Dragons 25/1 (16/1)
New York Guardians 25/1 (5/1)

per Las Vegas Westgate SuperBook

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