2023 XFL Betting Online
The Arlington Renegades won the title in the third reboot of the XFL by shocking the D.C. Defenders in the championship game. Bet as high as 8.5-point underdogs before the opening kick, the Renegades were never in a position to not win the game let alone not cover the closing XFL odds – much to the joy and elation of those booking the bets at the online sportsbook. The 35-26 final came as quite the shock as dominant the D.C. Defenders proved to be over the course of the regular season. But that’s why they play the game folks! Arlington bolted out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and never looked back en route to finally ousting the Los Angeles Xtreme as the reigning champions of the XFL.
Hat tip to you if you bought into the 4-6 Renegades making a run at the title before the playoffs kicked off. Their rate of return on the XFL futures odds clocked in at +900 heading into their third meeting of the year against division rival Houston. After skunking the Roughnecks 26-11 in the South Division Championship Game, their odds to win it all plummeted all the way down to 2-1. The pay-off for those that took the plunge early was well-deserved as mediocre the team looked over the course of the regular season with the offense tripping and stumbling all over itself seemingly every passing week. But then upper management went out and traded for QB Luis Perez back in Week 7 and the rest as they say was history.
Without No. 12 under center, there’s absolutely no way Arlington cruises to the championship game triumph. The well-traveled spring football field general took to the gridiron with purpose right from the offense’s opening series by navigating a 7-play 76-yard drive that resulted in the game’s first score. Then after the defense forced a rare three-and-out from the Defenders, he then led the offense on a 16-play 88-yard drive that took nearly nine minutes off the clock and resulted in yet another score. Each of the Renegades first four possessions resulted in points which allowed Arlington to take a commanding 20-6 lead with it into halftime.
Though the defense allowed 20 second half points and saw the Defenders pull to within a single score on three separate occasions, Arlington was never in a position to lose the game with it able to counter every punch D.C. threw its way. When the dust cleared, Perez would go on to throw for 288 yards and a perfect 3:0 TD/INT ratio with his scoring strikes going to Tyler Vaughns, Sal Cannella, and Leddie Brown. Arlington would go on to outgain the Defenders 396-356 and rack up 26 first downs which allowed the offense to earn a near 20 minute advantage in the time of possession battle.
The defense also proved to be relentless with it tallying two sacks of QB Jordan Ta’amu and picking him off three times. Save for conceding a 52-yard touchdown run to Abram Smith, the Renegades did a tremendous job shutting the Defenders down on the ground. Take that touchdown gallop out of the equation, and the league’s best rushing team would’ve been held to a measly 63 yards on 16 overall carries. In all, Bob Stoops’ troops closed the year as champions after compiling 6-6 SU and ATS records with the under cashing in at an 8-4 clip.
As tough a close to the season it was for D.C., Reggie Barlow’s squad has no reason to hang its head. The team was clearly the cream of the crop up until the title game in going 10-2 SU and a moneymaking 8-4 against the XFL betting lines. As big a moneymaker it proved to be for point spread bettors, it was even better for over bettors with it cashing in all but one of their 12 played games.
Though the overall play of the league was rough to watch early on, the finished product was one fans of football thoroughly enjoyed. A number of players have already signed deals with NFL teams which goes to show just how much talent the league actually offered up over the course of the full season. Passing yards leader QB Ben DiNucci is headed to the Denver Broncos to potentially backup Russell Wilson. John Parker Romo proved to be the league’s best kicker, so naturally the Detroit Lions brought him in to compete for the kicker job. WR Jahcour Pearson has already made headlines after putting on a show at 49ers rookie camp. The kids blazing fast and could make waves at the next level should he find his way onto the roster. Another player to keep an eye out for is St. Louis wide receiver Hakeem Butler who led the league in touchdown receptions. Should he return to the NFL after having a cup of coffee back in 2019, it’ll be with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
XFL 2023 Betting Schedule
XFL Week 1
Vegas Vipers 20, Arlington Renegades 22
Orlando Guardians 12, Houston Roughnecks 33
St. Louis BattleHawks 18, San Antonio Brahmas 15
Seattle Sea Dragons 18, D.C. Defenders 22
XFL Week 2
St. Louis BattleHawks 20, Seattle Sea Dragons 18
D.C. Defenders 18, Vegas Vipers 6
San Antonio Brahmas 30, Orlando Guardians 12
Arlington Renegades 14, Houston Roughnecks 23
XFL Week 3
Seattle Sea Dragons 30, Vegas Vipers 26
St. Louis BattleHawks 28, D.C. Defenders 34
Orlando Guardians 9, Arlington Renegades 10
San Antonio Brahmas 13, Houston Roughnecks 22
XFL Week 4
Houston Roughnecks 44, Orlando Guardians 16
San Antonio Brahmas 6, Seattle Sea Dragons 15
Arlington Renegades 11, St. Louis BattleHawks 24
Vegas Vipers 18, D.C. Defenders 32
XFL Week 5
Houston Roughnecks 14, Seattle Sea Dragons 21
D.C. Defenders 28, St. Louis BattleHawks 20
Orlando Guardians 32, Vegas Vipers 35
Arlington Renegades 12, San Antonio Brahmas 10
XFL Week 6
Seattle Sea Dragons 26, Orlando Guardians 19
St. Louis BattleHawks 29, Vegas Vipers 6
San Antonio Brahmas 15, Arlington Renegades 9
Houston Roughnecks 26, D.C. Defenders 37
XFL Week 7
Seattle Sea Dragons 24, Arlington Renegades 15
San Antonio Brahmas 12, Vegas Vipers 26
D.C. Defenders 36, Orlando Guardians 37
St. Louis BattleHawks 24, Houston Roughnecks 15
XFL Week 8
Vegas Vipers 17, St. Louis BattleHawks 21
Arlington Renegades 18, Orlando Guardians 16
Houston Roughnecks 17, San Antonio Brahmas 15
D.C. Defenders 34, Seattle Sea Dragons 33
XFL Week 9
Vegas Vipers 21, Houston Roughnecks 28
Orlando Guardians 23, San Antonio Brahmas 25
Arlington Renegades 26, D.C. Defenders 28
Seattle Sea Dragons 30, St. Louis BattleHawks 12
XFL Week 10
Orlando Guardians 28, St. Louis BattleHawks 53
D.C. Defenders 29, San Antonio Brahmas 28
Houston Roughnecks 25, Arlington Renegades 9
Vegas Vipers 9, Seattle Sea Dragons 28
XFL Division Championships
South Division Championship
Arlington Renegades 26, Houston Roughnecks 11
North Division Championship
Seattle Sea Dragons 21, D.C. Defenders 37
Arlington Renegades 35, D.C. Defenders 26
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