Dragons at Roughnecks
Houston is 4-0 after a win at Dallas last week. Seattle lost for the 3rd time last week against the Battlehawks but kept it to within a touchdown. The Roughnecks have the best offense in the league but haven’t blown anyone out since week 1.
Pick: I’ll bet Seattle with the points.
O/U: I like to be over here. Houston will put up over 30 points here and they haven’t been sensational at defense so I expect this to hit over 50.
Guardians at Renegades
Most teams are 2-2 four games in and here’s a pair of them. The Guardians got a surprise win over LA last week while Dallas ran into the wall that is Houston. Landry Jones will be missing in this game which means Dallas will need to run the ball much more this week. The Guardians are not able to stop the run so it could actually be a good thing for Dallas here.
Pick: Ultimately, I think Dallas has enough to win and cover here. I’ll take the Renegades.
O/U: The Guardians can’t pass and the Renegades will be running a lot. I’ll take the under here.
Battlehawks at Defenders
DC is coming off a blowout, shutout loss last week and have lost two in a row. But they were both road games and the Defenders are 2-0 at home this season. St. Louis is riding a 2 game winning streak and is the second best team in the XFL. Hope teams have done well so far but this is a team that can get it done on the road. They play defense and they run. It’s not what the XFL wants but it wins games.
Pick: I’ll bet St. Louis
O/U: Two defensive teams that should keep this a low scoring game. I’ll take the under here.
Vipers at Wildcats
Tampa Bay got their first win last week and showed the potential offense that experts thought they would have before the season. LA is coming off a shocking loss to New York last week. This is a tough one here. I like LA at home but if the Vipers start clicking now it could be a turning point to get this road win. Or close road loss.
Pick: I’ll bet Tampa.
O/U: Another under play for me.
Jazz at Pistons
The Jazz got a big win yesterday and now have to leave Boston and head to Detroit for a matchup with the Pistons. Detroit has managed to keep it close in a lot of their losses. Utah has won 4 in a row and it should be 5 but I like Pistons here getting these points. I’ll bet Detroit.
Hawks at Grizzlies
Both teams played and lost last night. The Grizzlies got smoked last night by Dallas but return home to play an Atlanta team that they beat on Monday by 39 points. Trae Young is listed as questionable and even if he plays I like Memphis to bounce back, win and cover. I’ll bet the Grizzlies.
Hurricanes at Islanders
Both teams on bad losing streaks. Very trappish line here. All of the money on the Islanders and line is getting better. I’d avoid this one.
Predators at Stars
Dallas is on a four game losing streak including their last loss to the Predators in Nashville on Thursday. But Dallas is 19-10-3 at home this season and are too good of a team to continue their slump. The Dallas offense has struggled all year and they have depended on solid goalkeeping and defense and I think we will see that tonight in a low scoring affair. I’ll bet the Stars.
Blue Jackets at Oilers
Columbus is 2-4-4 in their last 10 games and while Edmonton hasn’t been lights out lately, they have won 3 of 5 and return home where they are 16-10-5. The Blue Jackets are dealing with a slew of injuries and their goal differential has taken a big hit lately. I’ll bet Edmonton.