Vipers vs Roughnecks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for XFL Week 9 (Vegas' Road Slump Continues)

Vipers vs Roughnecks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for XFL Week 9 (Vegas' Road Slump Continues)


Vipers vs Roughnecks Week 9 Game Info

2023 XFL Regular Season Game
Vegas Vipers (2-6) vs. Houston Roughnecks (5-3)
Date: Saturday, Apr. 15, 2023
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Venue: TDECU Stadium — Houston, Texas
Coverage: ABC, ESPN+

The 2023 XFL season has now reached Week 9, bringing another exciting slate of matchups. One of them features a meeting between the Vegas Vipers and Houston Roughnecks on Saturday, April 15.

The Vipers hope for better results after dropping two of their last three games, including their latest outing — a 21-17 overtime loss to the St. Louis Battlehawks. Meanwhile, the Roughnecks aim for their second consecutive victory following last week's 17-15 OT win over the San Antonio Brahmas.

Can the Vipers pull off the road upset? Or will the Roughnecks give the hometown crowd something to cheer about?

Vipers vs Roughnecks Odds & Spread

All XFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: VEG (+210) | HOU: (-250)
Spread: VEG: +6.5 (-110) | HOU: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 43.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Roughnecks enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 12:30 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 43.5 with -110 odds on each side.

Vipers vs Roughnecks Prediction & Pick

There isn't much of a reason to have faith in the Vipers this week. They've been terrible away from home so far, losing their first three road matchups by an average of 6.7 points. On top of that, the only two wins they have this season came against the Brahmas and Orlando Guardians, who are the two worst teams in the XFL.

Have the Roughnecks been perfect? No, but their offense and defense rank second and fourth, respectively, in the league. Their passing game has been solid, too, and quarterback Brandon Silvers should have a solid day against a Vipers defense that allows the second-most passing yards and points in the league.

Expect the Roughnecks to continue their momentum with a strong home effort.

Final Score Prediction: Roughnecks: 24 | Vipers: 17

Vipers vs Roughnecks Best Bet

I don't see the Roughnecks having issues winning this game by at least a touchdown. After all, the Vipers' defense is awful, leading to them getting outscored by about a TD per game on the road this season. With the Roughnecks having momentum on their side and a hunger to return to their winning ways, don't be shocked if the spread is covered.

Bet: Roughnecks -6.5 (-110)

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