Sea Dragons vs Battlehawks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for XFL Week 9 (Expect Fireworks in St. Louis)
Sea Dragons vs Battlehawks Week 9 Game Info
2023 XFL Regular Season Game
Seattle Sea Dragons (5-3) vs. St. Louis Battlehawks (6-2)
Date: Sunday, Apr. 16, 2023
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Venue: The Dome at America's Center — St. Louis, Missouri
Coverage: ESPN, ESPN+
The 2023 XFL season has now reached Week 9, bringing another exciting slate of matchups. The Seattle Dragons are one of the teams in action on Sunday, April 16, slated for a road battle with the St. Louis Battlehawks at the Dome at America's Center.
The Sea Dragons' winning streak came to an end at five games last week with a 34-33 loss to the D.C. Defenders. Meanwhile, the Battlehawks hope to push their own streak to four consecutive outings following their 21-17 win against the Vegas Vipers.
Will the Sea Dragons prove that last week's loss was a fluke? Or will the Battlehawks' winning ways live to see another day?
Sea Dragons vs Battlehawks Odds & Spread
All XFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SEA (+110) | STL: (-130)
Spread: SEA: +2 (-110) | STL: -2 (-110)
Total: 43.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Battlehawks enter this contest as slim home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET matchup also features an over/under of 43.5 with -110 odds on each side.
Sea Dragons vs Battlehawks Prediction & Pick
This weekend's clash is a rematch of a Week 2 tilt between these teams. The Sea Dragons were the home team but couldn't get things done, ultimately losing 20-18. What's impressive is that the Battlehawks trailed by as many as 12 points, but battled back hard by outscoring Seattle 20-6 after the first 10 seconds of the second quarter.
I see the Battlehawks winning again tonight. While the Sea Dragons do have the XFL's No. 3 offense, the Battlehawks have put up a decent amount of points lately, averaging a 24.7 PPG clip over their last three games. A rate of 12.7 PPG allowed over that stretch also shows how well St. Louis' defense has performed.
It'll be a close game between two hungry teams, but the Battlehawks have already proven that they can handle the Sea Dragons. While much has changed since their last encounter, the result will be the same.
Final Score Prediction: Battlehawks: 26 | Sea Dragons: 23
Sea Dragons vs Battlehawks Best Bet
It's a no-brainer for me to back the over in this matchup. While they only combined for 38 points in their first clash of the season. the Sea Dragons and Battlehawks are averaging a combined 52.4 PPG over their last three outings. With neither side showing any signs of slowing down, expect a fair amount of excitement this weekend.
Bet: Over 43.5 Total Points (-110)
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