Renegades vs Roughnecks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for XFL Week 2 (Points Easy to Come By at TDECU Stadium)

Renegades vs Roughnecks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for XFL Week 2 (Points Easy to Come By at TDECU Stadium)


Renegades vs Roughnecks Week 2 Game Info

2023 XFL Regular Season Game
Arlington Renegades (1-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Houston Roughnecks (1-0, 1-0 Home)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: TDECU Stadium — Houston, TX
Coverage: ESPN2, ESPN+

The 2023 XFL season is officially underway and Week 2 is right around the corner. This week's schedule features a battle in the Lone Star State between the Arlington Renegades and Houston Roughnecks.

Each team is coming off a Week 1 victory. The Renegades narrowly edged the Vegas Vipers with a 22-20 victory at home. Meanwhile, the Roughnecks' offense was firing at will in their 33-12 blowout win over the Orlando Guardians.

Renegades vs Roughnecks Odds & Spread

All XFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ARL (+160) | HOU: (-190)
Spread: ARL: +3.5 (-105) | HOU: -3.5 (-115)
Total: 39.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

The Roughnecks enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 39.5 with the over being favored at -115 odds.

Renegades vs Roughnecks Prediction & Pick

It's hard to doubt the Roughnecks ahead of this matchup. After all, they've yet to lose in XFL competition, going 6-0 dating back to the 2020 campaign. Their offense also couldn't be contained by the Guardians, resulting in a pair of passing touchdowns as well as two on the ground.

Even though the Renegades were victorious last week, I didn't like the fact that they got off to a slow start, only recording one field goal in the first half. The team also generated just 255 total yards, which isn't exactly inspiring — especially when they're about to go head-to-head with an offensive juggernaut like the Roughnecks.

At the end of the day, the Renegades are in too deep this week. Back the Roughnecks winning this one.

Final Score Prediction: Roughnecks: 27 | Renegades: 21

Renegades vs Roughnecks Betting Trends

- The Renegades are scoring 22.0 PPG while allowing 20.0 PPG this season.
- The Roughnecks are scoring 33.0 PPG while allowing 12.0 PPG this season.
- The Roughnecks defeated the Renegades 27-20 in their last meeting on March 1, 2020.

Renegades vs Roughnecks Best Bet

The oddsmakers are predicting a high-scoring affair and I can't say that I disagree. No teams scored more than either the Renegades or Roughnecks, after all. Considering how neither defense is anything special yet, I don't expect many stops this week.

After the two sides combined for 55 points last week, there should be a decent amount of offense on the board come Sunday.

Bet: Over 39.5 Points (-115)

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