After a hiatus of nearly 20 years, the XFL is back! Week 1 is in the books and football fans thirsting for action will be set for another week with four games on tap for Week 2.
Are you looking for XFL Week 2 Sportsbook lines? Look no further! Spreads and totals have hit the board for each of the four games and the biggest favorite of the week is the Houston Roughnecks, Sportsbook as 7.5-point chalk vs the St. Louis BattleHawks.
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Here are the Sportsbook lines for each XFL Week 2 game via Sportsbook along with some betting information to assist you with your bets.
The DC Defenders were calm and collected in the Sportsbook game vs the Seattle Dragons and it helps when you have a quarterback who has played in front of ravenous crowds. Former Ohio State Buckeyes QB Cardale Jones was steady in the pocket for the Defenders while throwing for two touchdowns and using his legs to get extra first downs. The Defenders also lived up to their nickname by getting two defensive scores in their 31-19 win.
The Guardians, though, may have a say in which XFL team has the best defense after holding the Tampa Bay Vipers to only three points in Week 1. New York had five sacks, two picks and a fumble recovery in the rout, which meant QB Matt McGloin simply had to limit mistakes and be a game manager. With the total Sportsbook at 49, the defense may be on display, which makes an UNDER enticing.
After having a promising training camp, the Tampa Bay Vipers were completely shut down by the New York Guardians in the opener and QB Aaron Murray did not look good. The former Temple starter threw for 231 yards and only completed 47 percent of his passes while getting intercepted twice.
Luckily, this could be a huge bounce-back opportunity because the Dragons are pegged as one of the worst teams in the XFL. Outside of a two-touchdown day for Austin Proehl, Seattle could not get anything going with the run game and QB Brandon Silvers struggled for most of Week 1. If the Vipers, who were one of the faves to win the XFL title, can’t cover the -2.5 spread over the Dragons, it may be time to fade them going forward.
Everything went wrong for the Dallas Renegades in the opener and they ended up being one of two teams in Week 1 that didn’t score an offensive touchdown. That’s because QB Landry Jones, who was a front-runner to win XFL MVP, didn’t get the start on Sunday due to a knee injury. Head coach Bob Stoops says he expects Jones to be back under center for Week 2. The main strength for the Renegades is the run game with Cameron Artis-Payne and Lance Dunbar, but with no real threat to pass in Week 1, they were limited to only seven carries for 33 yards.
If the Renegades can get the air-raid offense going, the Los Angeles Wildcats could be in trouble because their pass defense was horrendous in Week 1. The Wildcats gave up four passing touchdowns and the offensive line did them no favors by allowing QB Chad Kanoff to get sacked four times. WR Nelson Spruce was the lone highlight for the Wildcats in the opener, finishing with 11 catches and 103 yards receiving.
Houston Roughnecks QB PJ Walker had the best debut in Week 1 with 272 yards passing and four passing touchdowns. His diminutive size didn’t seem to hinder him at all when throwing out of the pocket but it will be interesting to see if he can replicate that performance after the St. Louis BattleHawks pulled off the big shocker by shutting down the Dallas Renegades.
Speaking of defense, former Carolina Panthers defensive end Kony Ealy of the Roughnecks may be making his case for Defensive Player of the Year and was everywhere in Week 1 with half a sack, five quarterback hurries and two tackles for a loss. He will need to disrupt the BattleHawks’ timing on offense because QB Jordan Ta’amu was pinpoint with his passing vs the Renegades. He finished 20-for-27 from the pocket and RB Matt Jones led all XFL running backs with 21 carries.