BattleHawks vs Roughnecks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for XFL Week 7 (Houston Remains Perfect at TDECU Stadium)

St. Louis BattleHawks vs Houston Roughnecks prediction, odds and betting insights for XFL regular season game.
St. Louis BattleHawks vs Houston Roughnecks prediction, odds and betting insights for XFL regular season game. /

BattleHawks vs Roughnecks Week 7 Game Info

2023 XFL Regular Season Game
St. Louis Battlehawks (4-2) vs. Houston Roughnecks (4-2)
Date: Sunday, Apr. 2, 2023
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: TDECU Stadium — Houston, Texas
Coverage: ESPN, ESPNU

The 2023 XFL season has now reached Week 7, bringing another exciting slate of matchups. One of them features a meeting between the St. Louis BattleHawks and Houston Roughnecks on Sunday, Apr. 2.

The BattleHawks are coming off a dominant 29-6 win over the Vegas Vipers that saw wideout Darrius Shephard turn seven catches into 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Roughnecks lost for the second time in as many games with a 37-26 loss to the D.C. Defenders.

So, which side will emerge victorious from this collision?

BattleHawks vs Roughnecks Odds & Spread

All XFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: STL (+125) | HOU: (-150)
Spread: STL: +3 (-110) | HOU: -3 (-110)
Total: 44.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Roughnecks enter this contest as favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 44.5 with -110 odds on each side.

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BattleHawks vs Roughnecks Prediction & Pick

While the Battlehawks have won twice in their last three games, those victories came against the Vipers and Arlington Renegades — both teams in the bottom half of the XFL standings. They'll get a tougher test with the Roughnecks, who are 3-0 with a plus-13.0 averaging scoring margin at TDECU Stadium.

Sure, the Roughnecks have lost back-to-back outings, but those losses came against the Defenders and Seattle Sea Dragons, who have 6-0 and 4-2 records, respectively, There's nothing to be ashamed of there. If anything, those losses should ignite a fire inside of the Roughnecks, signaling that they must step up before falling down the standings. n

With motivation playing a huge role, look for the Roughnecks to edge out the BattleHawks.

Final Score Prediction: Roughnecks: 28 | BattleHawks: 23

BattleHawks vs Roughnecks Best Bet

Winning their home games by an average margin of 13 points, it's clear that backing the Roughnecks on the spread is the best bet. A 3-point spread shouldn't be too much of an issue to cover, especially with each of Houston's four victories this season coming by at least nine points.

It'll be close, but the Roughnecks are good enough to create some separation en route to victory.

Bet: Roughnecks -3 (-110)

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