XFL 2023 Week 1 Predictions and picks against the spread
The NFL may be over, but we still have football. The XFL is back and they have quality players and an incredible platform to offer up incredible entertainment. But if you are going to bet on the XFL you need to know the teams, schedule, and rule changes. But once you know that you can make your picks against the spread.
Vegas Vipers at Arlington Renegades
Vegas and Arlington have the best two teams in the league. Vegas will get plenty of attention because they are loaded with ex-NFL stars like Martavis Bryant and Brett Hundley. But the Renegades are the better team. The Renegades will rely on Kyle Sloter to get the job done and he has a roster of high-caliber players behind him.
Orlando Guardians at Houston Roughnecks
Is Paxton Lynch for real?
The ex-Denver QB will get the start for Orlando and he will have a multitude of weapons. Wade Phillips will coach Houston, but he does not have the talent that Orlando has. This game will not be close as the better team is getting points and Orlando will win.
St. Louis BattleHawks at San Antonio Brahmas
This is the first year for San Antonio to have a team in the XFL. St. Louis has an incredible team and one of the most rabid fan bases in the league. AJ McCarron leads the way for St. Louis against a Brahmas team that is new to the league. San Antonio brings in Hines Ward to coach the team and he may be one of the best, but this team has a long way to go.
Seattle SeaDragons vs D.C. Defenders
The best part about this game is that it is a pick ‘em, which means all you have to do is pick a winner. Seattle will get the headlines with Josh Gordon leading the way. Gordon has plenty of NFL experience, but he needs support. Seattle is much better and this point spread is inaccurate. Seattle has a strong running game behind Abram Smith and a better defense.