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XFL Week 6 Best Bets Betting Odds, Results and Trends for all 4 matchups

XFL Week 6 Odds

The opening betting lines for Week 6 of the XFL are:

  • Houston at New York: (Roughnecks -6.5, Total 47)
  • St. Louis at Tampa Bay: ( Battlehawks -2.5, Total 43.5)
  • Dallas at DC: (Defenders -5.5, Total 34.5) 
  • Los Angeles at Seattle: (Pick 'em, Total 41.5)

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Odds Subject to Change (T&C's Apply, 21+)

XFL Week 6 Best Bets

Through five weeks of the XFL season, my "Best Bets" overall record sits at 9-11 and that's after a 3-1 ledger in Week 5. We've now see 20 total games and there is certainly plenty of fluctuation with seven of the eight teams. The one thing that has remained steady and that is the Houston Roughnecks are the clear cut best team in the XFL, but the majority of the XFL league is right around the middle of the pack as five of the eight teams are clocking in at 3-2 or 2-3.

The second-half of the regular season starts Saturday and I'm ready to keep the hot hand rolling along so let's break down the games and cash winners!

XFL Games for Saturday, March 14

Houston Roughnecks at New York Guardians
(ABC, 2:00 p.m. ET)

Saturday's opening matchup will pit the best club in the XFL against a club that has seen a resurgence since sitting their former starting quarterback Matt McGloin. New signal caller Luis Perez is making a strong bid to replace Matt as he is coming off a strong outing in Week 5 and he's been a great game manager for the Guardians. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case under McGloin, who turned the ball over and often put his defense in a bad spot.

Even with a steady Perez, the Guardians have a tough draw this week as the Houston Roughnecks are rolling along. Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker, the former Indianapolis Colts 3rd stringer has put up MVP-type numbers all season, leading the league in passing yards (1,338) and touchdowns (15). While Houston is undefeated and the top team in the XFL, they're on the road here. The Roughnecks missed a cover last week and we faded them. I believe they will be amped up for this game in New York and frankly the Guardians just won’t have the offense to keep this game close. We will lay the -6.5 here and take the Houston Roughnecks to open up our XFL weekend as road favorites.

Best Bet: Houston -6.5

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St. Louis Battlehawks at Tampa Bay Vipers
(FOX, 5:00 p.m. ET)

The Battlehawks had their momentum halted last week losing in D.C. to the Defenders, a 15-6 setback. It was the first game this season that St. Louis quarterback Jordan Ta’Amu looked human. Jordan still is 3rd in the XFL in passing with 1,050 yards and five touchdowns but to me he looks like a poor man's Russell Wilson, who can hurt you with both his legs and passing skills. Despite the road loss, I love what St. Louis head coach Jonathan Hayes has done with this Battlehawks team.

Tampa Bay 1-4 sits at the bottom of the XFL standings with a 1-4 record and they were my only "Best Bet" loss last week as they blew a big halftime lead to the LA Wildcats and eventually losing by a touchdown. Head coach Marc Trestman’s job is on the line in my opinion and I believe this team is full of talent and for me there is a ton of value in this spot. I'm siding with the home team here with the points so I will roll the dice this week with Tampa Bay. Take the Vipers as home 'dogs as my second "Best Bet" for Saturday.

Best Bet: Tampa Bay +3.5

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XFL Games for Sunday, Mar. 15

Dallas Renegades at DC Defenders
(FS1, 4:00 p.m. ET)

The Defenders bounced back in Week 5 as I predicted and they got a big home win over a very good St. Louis team while the defense for the Defenders showed up in a big way. DC enters this game 3-0 at home and it has just looked like a different team at Audi Field in Washington. QB Cardale Jones got pulled early in the game for Tyree Jackson and the Defenders leaned heavily on the run game, posting 229 yards on the ground.

Since QB Landry Jones was injured, the replacement last week for the Renegades was Phillip Nelson. Unfortunately for Dallas, he wasn't able to move the ball for the Renegades and they'll go with a new offensive coordinator this week on the road in D.C. I think Dallas head coach Bob Stoops brings a ton to the table but I don't see much change against an inspired home Defenders team in Week 6. My bet here in game one for Sunday will be to lay the -4 with D.C. here as I think the Defenders win a low-scoring affair.

Best Bet: DC -4

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Los Angeles Wildcats at Seatte Dragons
(ESPN2, 7:00 p.m. ET)

We finish out our Week 6 XFL card with a very intriguing game and this matchup looks like it could be a potential trap for gamblers. Seattle is the worst team in the XFL but LA is coming off a big emotional comeback win at home over Tampa Bay. Now the Wildcats play a desperate Seattle team, who has a good home field advantage and a league that wants to see the Dragons do well. However, this week there will be no crowd in the stands as large gatherings are prohibited in the Seattle area.

Even though the Dragons are 1-4, they're still only one game second place in a division lead by the Houston Roughnecks. Plus, QB BJ Daniels is starting to receive more and more time under center from Seattle and I think you will see a different Dragons team in this spot. I expect QB Josh Johnson to continue to turn the football over and this time the Wildcats will not mount a comeback. We will ride Seattle again this week. 

Best Bet: Seattle +3

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XFL Weekly Betting Results

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS

Week 5

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


Home/Away: 12-8 SU, 12-8 ATS
Favorites/Underdogs: 13-7 SU, 9-11 ATS

XFL Standings

Team SU ATS Over/Under PF PA Home Away
St. Louis BattleHawks 3-2 2-3 2-3 97 68 2-0 1-2
DC Defenders 3-2 3-2 1-4 82 89 2-0 1-2
New York Guardians 3-2 3-2 1-4 79 85 2-0 1-2
Tampa Bay Vipers 1-4 2-3 2-3 71 81 1-1 1-2
Team SU ATS Over/Under PF PA Home Away
Houston Roughnecks 5-0 2-3 4-1 158 115 3-0 2-0
Dallas Renegades 2-3 2-3 1-4 90 102 0-3 2-0
Los Angeles Wildcats 2-3 2-3 3-2 129 122 2-1 0-2
Seattle Dragons 1-4 3-2 2-3 87 119 1-1 0-3

Future Odds to win 2020 XFL Championship

We've reached the midway point of the season and the St. Louis BattleHawks remain the top betting choice at EVEN (1/1) odds to capture the inaugural XFL Championship. New York and Los Angeles both earned wins last week and the Guardians saw their odds drop from 25/1 to 12/1 while the Wildcats went from 16/1 to 8/1.

Current (Opening)
Houston Roughnecks 1/1 (5/1)
St. Louis BattleHawks 7/2 (10/1)
D.C. Defenders 8/1 (6/1)
Los Angeles Wildcats 8/1 (8/1)
Dallas Renegades 10/1 (5/2)
New York Guardians 12/1 (5/1)
Seattle Dragons 25/1 (16/1)
Tampa Bay Vipers 30/1 (5/1)

per Las Vegas Westgate SuperBook

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