Six weeks of the 2023 XFL season are in the books, and another exciting week of betting on XFL odds is on tap. Sportsbooks have now released XFL Week 7 odds, which we’ll break down momentarily.
The Week 7 ledger kicks off Friday night with a Seattle Sea Dragons-Arlington Renegades showdown and concludes with what could well be the best game of the week, St. Louis Battlehawks–Houston Roughnecks showdown in the Lone Star State on Sunday afternoon. Bet on any of the games by clicking on XFL Week 7 odds below (odds as of March 28).
XFL Week 7 Odds
Seattle Sea Dragons at Arlington Renegades
Chocotaw Stadium, Arlington, Texas
The Sea Dragons recorded their fourth straight win with a hard-fought 26-19 victory over the Guardians on Saturday afternoon. The Renegades struggled on offense yet again, falling to the Brahmas by a 15-9 score but then making a notable trade Tuesday to upgrade their concerning quarterback situation.
Seattle arguably got more than it bargained for against Orlando, and they’ll have an even tougher defensive task on tap in this matchup. Arlington is allowing a league-low 16.8 points and 240.2 yards per game. The Sea Dragons do bring a formidable offense to the table with an especially deep group of receivers, so this shapes up as a strength vs. strength battle.
The Renegades’ move to acquire Luis Perez from the Vipers could certainly pay dividends considering how poor their quarterback play has been overall. However, that may not be readily evident in Week 7 due to how little time he’ll have had to adapt to the playbook. The Sea Dragons also shape up as a tough matchup – they’re allowing just 17.8 points per game.
Even with Seattle now boasting four straight wins, they’re relatively modest 4.5-point road favorites.
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San Antonio Brahmas at Vegas Vipers
Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Brahmas overcame a makeshift quarterback situation to get past the Renegades, 15-9, in Week 6. The Vipers were unable to build on their first win of the season, taking a 29-6 home thumping at the hands of the Battlehawks.
With Jack Coan sidelined due to an ankle injury and Reid Stinnett on injured reserve, San Antonio was forced to go with a Jawon Pass-Kurt Benkert tandem at quarterback in Week 6. That was barely enough to get past the tough Renegades defense, but the matchup shapes up much better for whoever is under center Saturday. Las Vegas is allowing an XFL-high 359.8 total yards per game and has surrendered the second-most points (163).
The Vipers have more clarity at the quarterback position than a week ago, but it came about in a rather unexpected way. Luis Perez headed into the Week 6 loss to St. Louis with two straight very productive games, yet he struggled enough to get benched. Brett Hundley took over and put together a serviceable effort, and he should now be the unquestioned starter in the wake of Perez’s trade to the Renegades on Tuesday. The Brahmas make for a tough matchup, however, having surrendered just 179.8 passing yards per game.
Despite the fact they’ve only got one three-point win on their resume this season, the Vipers are 3-point home favorites.
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D.C. Defenders at Orlando Guardians
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
The Defenders impressively remained undefeated in Week 6, toppling the Roughnecks by a 37-26 score. The Guardians fought hard for a second straight week but came up just short again, falling to 0-6 with a 26-19 loss to the Sea Dragons.
The Defenders’ unblemished record is well-earned and the byproduct of a truly balanced effort most weeks. However, Reggie Barlow’s squad would do well not to underestimate the fight of a Guardians squad that’s increasingly desperate for its first win and that’s played very competitively the last two weeks. D.C., which comfortably leads the XFL with 164.3 rushing yards per contest, could especially encounter an uphill battle when trying to move the ball against an Orlando defense that’s surrendered a stingy 84.5 rushing yards per game
Guardians head coach Terrell Buckely had to be relatively pleased with the results of Quentin Dormady’s first start. The former Central Michigan quarterback threw for 243 yards and didn’t toss any picks against a tough Seattle defense. However, the challenge rises to another level against a Defenders crew that’s accumulated 19 sacks, seven interceptions (including three pick-sixes) and six fumble recoveries.
Even with Orlando’s recent spirited play, they’re 9.5-point home underdogs for the second straight week.
St. Louis Battlehawks at Houston Roughnecks
TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
The Battlehawks bounced back from a tough loss to the Defenders in Week 5, notching a comfortable 29-6 road win over the Vipers. The Roughnecks dropped their second straight, falling to the Defenders by a 37-26 score Monday night but potentially finding a new starting quarterback in the process.
The Battlehawks’ A.J. McCarron put together yet another impressive effort in Week 6 and now boasts a 14:4 TD:INT. However, there’s another metric that’s as concerning as the that one is encouraging, especially when it comes to this matchup – McCarron has taken 19 sacks through six games and now faces a Roughnecks defense that’s compiled a league-high 20 while also corralling the most interceptions (8) through six contests.
Cole McDonald came into Monday night’s loss in relief of Brandon Silvers and provided quite the jolt to Houston’s struggling offense. Running coordinator A.J. Smith’s aggressive offense confidently, the Hawaii alum completed 72.7 percent of his passes while throwing for 194 yards and a touchdown and added 37 rushing yards and another score on the ground. Head coach Wade Phillips could therefore opt to roll with the versatile signal-caller in Week 7. Nevertheless, the matchup lines up best for the Max Borghi-led ground attack – St. Louis is surrendering an elevated 118.7 rushing yards per game.
The Roughnecks are standard 3-point home favorites in what could be the game of the week.