St. Louis vs. D.C. UFL Week 8 Betting Lines

St. Louis Battlehawks UFL Week 8 Betting

St. Louis Battlehawks UFL Betting Online

Last week, the St. Louis Battlehawks rode a five-game winning streak into Birmingham for a showdown against the undefeated Stallions. St. Louis showed well but was unable to close the deal in a costly defeat. The Battlehawks are now tied with the San Antonio Brahmas for the lead in the XFL Division standings. This week the Battlehawks face the D.C. Defenders, who are coming off a costly home loss to the Michigan Panthers that could prove to be the dagger to their UFL playoff aspirations. St. Louis has no margin for error and figures to be fully focused on Sunday.

UFL Betting Lines

St. Louis Battlehawks UFL Week 8 Betting Lines

D.C. Defenders +8.5

St. Louis Battlehawks -8.5

Total: 45

St. Louis Battlehawks Week 8 Matchup

On Sunday, May 19, 2024, the St. Loius Battlehawks will host the D.C. Defenders at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO. Kickoff time is 12 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ABC.

D.C. Defenders Team Overview

The D.C. Defenders have a record of 3-4. The Defenders are in 3rd place in the UFL XFL Division standings. On offense, D.C. ranks 6th for total yards, 4th for rushing, 7th for passing, and 6th for scoring. On defense, D.C. ranks 6th for total yards, 7th for rushing, 7th for passing, and 6th for scoring. Last week, the Defenders lost 22-9 at home against the Michigan Panthers.

St. Louis Battlehawks Week 7 Recap

The St. Louis Battlehawks have a record of 5-2. The Battlehawks are in 1st place in the UFL XFL Division standings. On offense, St. Louis ranks 4th for total yards, 5th for rushing, 3rd for passing, and 2nd for scoring. On defense, St. Louis ranks 2nd for total yards, 5th for rushing, 1st for passing, and 3rd for scoring. Last week, the Battlehawks lost 30-26 on the road against the Birmingham Stallions.

The St. Louis Battlehawks dropped a back-and-forth affair, 30-26, to the Birmingham Stallions on Saturday with 14,056 fans in attendance at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala.

The Battlehawks (5-2) and Stallions (7-0) traded the lead four times in the second half, with Birmingham scoring the game-winning touchdown on a 40-yard pass from QB Adrian Martinez to WR Kevin Austin Jr. with 5:23 to play. The Stallions then scored a 1-point conversion to run their winning margin to 4 points.

St. Louis had held a 26-23 lead after RB Jacob Saylors rushed 7 yards for his third touchdown (second rushing TD) of the game with 7:34 to play in the final quarter. The touchdown erased a 23-20 deficit after the Stallions had scored on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Martinez to WR Marlon Williams with 12:20 left in regulation.

St. Louis also moved ahead, 20-17, with 6:17 to play in the third quarter when McCarron connected with Saylors on an 8-yard touchdown pass. WR Jerome Kapp gave the Battlehawks field position to start the drive at the Birmingham 11-yard line when he recovered a muffed punt with 7:41 left in the quarter.

The Battlehawks took their first lead of the game when Saylors rushed 1 yard for his team-leading third rushing touchdown of the season. He also rushed 5 yards on the ensuing 2-point conversion to put St. Louis up, 11-9, with 2:06 remaining in the first half.

The lead was short-lived, however. The Stallions scored on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Martinez to WR Deon Cain and a 5-yard pass to Williams for the 2-point conversion that put Birmingham back in front, 17-11, with 16 seconds left before halftime. St. Louis narrowed the lead to three points as time expired in the first half when K Andre Szmyt made a franchise-record 61-yard field goal.

2024 St. Louis Battlehawks UFL Schedule

WEEK DATE MATCHUP TIME/TV RESULT RECORD
Week 1 March 30 at Michigan Panthers 4 PM / FOX L 16-18 0-1
Week 2 April 6 vs. Arlington Renegades 8 PM / ABC W 27-24 1-1
Week 3 April 14 at San Antonio Brahmas 3 PM / ABC W 31-24 2-1
Week 4 April 20 vs. Memphis Showboats 12:30 PM / ABC W 32-17 3-1
Week 5 April 28 at D.C. Defenders 12 PM / ESPN W 45-12 4-1
Week 6 May 4 vs. Houston Roughnecks 3 PM / FOX W 22-8 5-1
Week 7 May 11 at Birmingham Stallions 4 PM / FOX L 26-30 5-2
Week 8 May 19 vs. D.C. Defenders 12 PM / ABC - -
Week 9 May 25 at Arlington Renegades 12 PM / ABC - -
Week 10 June 1 vs. San Antonio Brahmas 4 PM / FOX - -
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