XFL Best Bets – Week 5

Defenders @ Battlehawks

St. Louis might not a lose a game at home this season. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The DC Defenders head to St. Louis to take on the Battlehawks. This will be a rematch of Week 3’s game in DC, and the change of venue could greatly impact the outcome.

The Battlehawks had their first home game of the season last week, and they drew over 38 thousand people. It was an insane turnout, and the game accounted for nearly half of the XFL tickets purchased in Week 4. St. Louis clearly has a thirst for professional football, and it is giving the Battlehawks an incredible home-field advantage.

St. Louis is trending in an upwards trajectory. They have started the season 3-1 and continue to improve with each week. Their only loss came against the Defenders, but they should see their revenge on Saturday.

St. Louis +2 (-110)
Over 42.5 (-110)

Orlando @ Vegas

The Vipers are averaging 18 points per game. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

The two worst teams in the league meet this Saturday, and one of them will emerge with their first win of the season.

Both teams have been horrible this season and have resolved to being the punching bag in their respective division. However, facing one another, they have an opportunity that might not come around again this season, a chance at a win.

Despite being winless, the Vipers are seven and a half point favorite. Vegas has been competitive, losing tight games. In comparison, Orlando had a season-high last week with 16 points. Prior to that game, the most they had scored was 12.

It’s tough to take such a horrible team as such a heavy favorite, but being at home, they should hold Orlando to 12 or less, and then they would only need 20 to cover.

Vegas -7.5 (-110)
Under 41.5 (-110)


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