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XFL Predictions & Best Bets Week 9

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2023

We’re down to the last two weeks of the regular season and there are still plenty of postseason questions to be answered.

With more teams still in the hunt for the postseason than out of the running, let’s dive into our Week 9 XFL predictions and best bets.

Note: XFL lines used for these best bets are current as of April 13 at 10:30 a.m. ET and were found at DraftKings Sportsbook.

XFL Week 9 Best Bet

Read more about this top XFL betting pick below.

Vegas Vipers vs Houston Roughnecks Odds & Best Bet

  • Moneyline: Roughnecks (-250) • Vipers (+210)
  • Spread: Roughnecks -6.5 (-110) • Vipers +6.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under: Over 43.5 (-110) • Under 43.5 (-110)

Vipers +6.5 (-110) DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Vipers have shown signs of life under quarterback Jalan McClendon. The mobile signal-caller helped lead a 26-12 win over the Brahmas in Week 7 and took Vegas to the brink of a victory against the Battlehawks last week.

Meanwhile, the Roughnecks have been struggling offensively despite their aggressive scheme and plethora of playmakers. Houston has scored under 20 points in three of its last four contests and has seen Brandon Silvers take a step back as the season has unfolded.

Houston’s defense is formidable, but certainly not impenetrable, and it has been more vulnerable in recent weeks. With Vegas able to attack with a balanced offense, I like the visitors’ chances of keeping this game close as our XFL bet of the day.

Orlando Guardians vs San Antonio Brahmas Odds & Best Bet

  • Moneyline: Brahmas (-120) • Guardians (+100)
  • Spread: Brahmas -1.5 (-110) • Guardians +1.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under: Over 39.5 (-110) • Under 39.5 (-110)

Under 39.5 Total Points (-110) DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Brahmas seem destined to finish the season struggling on offense, despite some sporadic signs of success. San Antonio has scored just 116 points this campaign, the second-lowest tally of any team.

The Guardians have shown more upside on that side of the ball, but still have notable quarterback questions coming into this game. Although Quentin Dormady had a six-touchdown game in Week 7, he lost three fumbles in Week 8 and could potentially lose his starting role to Quinton Flowers this week.

San Antonio has allowed the fewest points per contest (16.4) and second-fewest total yards per game (265.9), and although each team should make some inroads against the other, the Under seems likeliest to hit here.

Arlington Renegades vs D.C. Defenders Odds & Best Bet

  • Moneyline: Defenders (-390) • Renegades (+320)
  • Spread: Defenders -8.5 (-110) • Renegades +8.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under: Over 41.5 (-110) • Under 41.5 (-110)

Over 41.5 Total Points (-110) DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Defenders have shown plenty of firepower on offense, scoring an XFL-high 213 points. However, they’ve also been surprisingly vulnerable to the pass, surrendering an XFL-high 254.9 passing yards per contest.

The Renegades’ Luis Perez had his moments in his first game as the starter in Week 8 against the Guardians. He should be even smoother with another week of practice and with Victor Bolden Jr. potentially back in the fold after missing last week’s contest against Orlando with a hamstring issue.

Arlington’s defense has been stingy overall, but D.C. has proven to be essentially matchup-proof while remaining at the top of XFL championship odds. As such, this is a game where points could pile up, putting me in the camp of the Over on a reasonable total.

Seattle Sea Dragons vs St. Louis Battlehawks Odds & Best Bet

  • Moneyline: Battlehawks (-115) • Sea Dragons (-105)
  • Spread: Battlehawks -1 (-110) • Sea Dragons +1 (-110)
  • Over/Under: Over 46 (-110) • Under 46 (-110)

Sea Dragons +1 (-110) DraftKings Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Sea Dragons lost by just one point to the Defenders in Week 8 and their three defeats have been by a combined seven points overall, including a two-point loss to St. Louis back in Week 2.

The Battlehawks have also been playing close games most of the season and could once again be without A.J. McCarron (shoulder) this week. St. Louis has also had trouble stopping the run, allowing XFL-high 132 rushing yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay could be much more involved in his second game with the team.

When also factoring in the Sea Dragons’ league-best group of wideouts, this is a game Seattle pull off the upset in, but we’ll go with a pick on the spread.

Author

Juan Carlos Blanco

Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports since 1997 and actively writing about the fantasy sports and sports betting industries since 2015 for multiple websites. He has covered a wide variety of professional sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, CFL, Arena Football League, Alliance of American Football, XFL, NPB and KBO. He was the recipient of the FSWA's 2016 Newcomer of the Year award for his work with RotoWire.

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