After an exciting first week betting XFL odds, a pair of in-state rivals, the Houston Roughnecks and Arlington Renegades, currently top the league’s championship futures leaderboard title following impressive season-opening performances, closely followed by the St. Louis Battlehawks. Sportsbooks released XFL Week 2 odds, which we’ll look at below.
Top games for this second slate of the season include the Battlehawks at Seattle Sea Dragons and the Renegades at Roughnecks in an intriguing early-season showdown. Bet on any of the games by clicking on XFL Week 2 odds below (odds as of Feb. 21).
XFL Week 2 Odds
St. Louis Battlehawks at Seattle Sea Dragons
Thursday, February 23, 9:00 pm ET
Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington
The Battlehawks pulled off the most rousing result of the a fine Week 1, coming back from 12 points down with under two minutes play to upend the Brahmas by an 18-15 margin. The Sea Dragons were in their own wire-to-wire battle but came up just short against the Defenders, 22-18.
The Battlehawks finished with a flourish, but the offense was concerningly inefficient most of the game under A.J. McCarron. The veteran quarterback ultimately did finish with 190 passing yards and a clean 2:0 TD:INT while connecting with eight different targets, while fellow NFL alum Brian Hill showcased his versatility with 81 total yards. Meanwhile, the defense picked off Brahmas quarterback Jack Coan once and sacked him twice while holding a talented San Antonio ground attack to 3.4 yards per carry, so there was plenty of positive to glean from the defensive end of the spectrum.
The Sea Dragons’ pass-happy, June Jones-coordinated attack looked most smooth with Ben DiNucci helming it, as he threw for 282 yards and a touchdown and also recorded a three-point conversion run. However, the former Dallas Cowboy was also responsible for three turnovers, including a back-breaking fumble just outside the Defenders end zone in the closing seconds. Seattle’s aggressive and tight-end-less passing attack could prove to be a unique challenge for St. Louis.
Despite Week 1 outcomes and the fact St. Louis will have a few hours of rest advantage on their opponent, the Sea Dragons enjoy 2.5-point favorites status for their home opener on the short week.
D.C. Defenders at Las Vegas Vipers
Saturday, February 25, 7:00 pm ET
Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Defenders relied heavily on defense to get the job done in their opener, squeezing by the Sea Dragons, 22-18, with a forced fumble at the shadow of the goal line sealing the win. The Vipers dropped a 22-20 decision to the Arlington Renegades on a failed two-point conversion attempt in the closing seconds.
Defenders head coach Reggie Barlow will undoubtedly be pleased with what he sees on the Week 1 tape from one side of the ball, but he’ll have no shortage of issues to address with quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, who completed just eight of 19 passes for 86 yards with an interception. It wouldn’t necessarily surprise to see Barlow experiment more with the highly versatile D’Eriq King, who logged eight carries and scored a rushing touchdown Sunday night, and Eric Dungey as rotational options.
The play of Week 1 starter Luis Perez, who stepped in due to Brett Hundley having been a late camp arrival, included 249 passing yards with three touchdowns. Perez did throw two picks, but he connected well with NFL vets Martavis Bryant and Geronimo Allison – who combined for seven receptions – and spring league vet Jeff Badet, who posted a 6-81-1 line. It remains to be seen if Hundley will be under center against the aggressive Gregg Williams-led Defenders defense for this Week 2 matchup, or whether the two perhaps split snaps.
The Vipers check in as three-point favorites for their home opener as the week begins.
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San Antonio Brahmas at Orlando Guardians
Sunday, February 26, 4:00 pm ET
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
XFL Week 2 Odds
The Brahmas fell to the Battlehawks in heartbreaking fashion, 18-15, in Week 1. The Guardians were the most lopsided loser of the XFL’s opening week, dropping a 33-12 decision to the Roughnecks on the road.
San Antonio first-time head coach and NFL legend Hines Ward likely couldn’t have envisioned a more nightmarish final minute-plus of his first pro game at the helm. Yet, the play of quarterback Jack Coan, running backs Kalen Ballage and Jacques Patrick and several pass catchers did give Ward plenty of reason to flash his trademark smile. The unit could be poised for a much more productive performance in this matchup after another week of practice and facing an Orlando team that struggled overall in Week 1.
Guardians head coach Terrell Buckley already has an interesting decision at the most important position on the field one week in. The first-time head coach opted to pull starter and one-time NFL first-round pick Paxton Lynch after three quarters for Quenten Dormady. Neither player’s numbers were necessarily poor, but they also tossed three combined interceptions and took seven sacks. Buckley also mentioned he planned to afford third quarterback Deondre Francois active status for this Week 2 matchup, meaning the Brahmas defense may have to prepare for the possibility of facing three different quarterbacks.
Although both squads sport 0-1 marks, the Brahmas have been installed as early three-point road favorites.
Arlington Renegades at Houston Roughnecks
Sunday, February 26, 7:00 pm ET
TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
XFL Week 2 Odds
The Renegades relied heavily on their defense to deliver in their season-opening 22-20 win over the Vipers. The Roughnecks were impressive on both sides of the ball while walloping the Guardians, 33-12.
Bob Stoops opted for a relatively conservative offensive gameplan in Week 1 with first-time starter Drew Plitt under center over the more seasoned Kyle Sloter. Plitt threw only six incompletions on 25 attempts, but he netted a modest 192 yards and took three sacks. Nevertheless, he was solid overall with ball security and developed instant chemistry with talented tight end Sal Cannella, possibly the XFL’s best at the position. The performance likely earned the Ball State product a Week 2 start, although it will come against an aggressive Wade Phillips-led defense.
That unit took Guardians quarterbacks down seven times in the opener while also snagging three picks, while Houston’s offense put on a show in its own right. Led by coordinator A.J. Smith, the Roughnecks attack compiled 337 total yards, 272 emanating from the right arm of quarterback Brandon Silvers. While he took three sacks and tossed a pair of picks, the XFL veteran is blessed with a well-stocked shelf of weapons that includes former NFL wideout Deontay Burnett and appears capable of giving the Renegades a tough Week 2 test.
Houston is a four-point home favorite over their in-state rival as the week begins.
Best of luck betting XFL Week 2 odds.