Defenders vs Guardians Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for XFL Week 7 (DC Remains Flawless with Dominant Performance)
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2023 XFL Regular Season Game
D.C. Defenders (6-0) vs. Orlando Guardians (0-6)
Date: Saturday, Apr. 1, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Venue: Camping World Stadium — Orlando, Florida
Coverage: ESPN, ESPN+
The 2023 XFL season has now reached Week 7, bringing another exciting slate of matchups. One of them features a meeting between the D.C. Defenders and Orlando Guardians on Saturday, Apr. 1.
Both teams have had opposite starts to the season. The Defenders improved to 6-0 with a massive 37-26 victory over the Houston Roughnecks. Meanwhile, the Guardians dropped to 0-6 last week, falling 26-19 to the Seattle Sea Dragons.
Can the Defenders remain perfect when all is said and done? Or will the Guardians be the first team to hand D.C. a loss?
Defenders vs Guardians Odds & Spread
All XFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: DC (-410) | ORL: (+330)
Spread: DC: -9.5 (-120) | ORL: +9.5 (+100)
Total: 44.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Defenders enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 44.5 with -110 odds on each side.
Defenders vs Guardians Prediction & Pick
There's no reason to believe that there's an upset on the way. The Guardians just aren't on the Defenders' level, especially on offense. While Orlando scored an average of 17.6 points in its previous five games, D.C. averaged 29.8 PPG over that stretch.
The Guardians also don't have the defense to prevent themselves from being run over. They're giving up 29.7 PPG this season and have allowed 35-plus points in two of their last three outings. The Defenders know how to exploit any defensive holes in front of them, leading to my belief that this game will be anything but close.
Look for the Defenders to remain flawless as the Guardians continue searching for their first victory.
Final Score Prediction: Defenders: 34 | Guardians: 18
Defenders vs Guardians Best Bet
The Defenders are the XFL's best team for a reason and they'll cement that with a dominant performance against the Guardians. After all, D.C. boasts a plus-9.2 average scoring margin this season, whereas Orlando owns a minus-13.0 clip.
In other words, this game will be anything but close. Siding with the Defenders as -9.5 favorites is the best bet here.
Bet: Defenders -9.5 (-120)
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