- The Dallas Renegades visit the Seattle Dragons on Saturday, February 22nd at 5pm ET.
- The Dragons totaled just 199 yards of offense in Week 2, 68 of which came on one play.
- Are the Renegades worth a bet as a four-point road favorite or is there value with the home dog?
It took a while but the Dallas Renegades finally got their offense in gear in the second half of Week 2, picking up their first win of the year. In Week 3, they’ll visit a Seattle Dragons team that’s also 1-1 but the oddsmakers don’t view these teams as equal. Are the Renegades a good bet as a four-point road favorite? Since opening Week 3 odds were released, Dallas has adjusted from a 4.5-point favorite, down to a 4-point favorite.
Dallas vs Seattle XFL Week 3 Odds
|Dallas Renegades||-4 (-112)||-180||43.5 (+100)|
|Seattle Dragon||+4 (-108)||+160||43.5 (-120)|
Odds taken Feb. 20
Renegades Offense Finally Gets it Together
One of the biggest surprises through six quarters of XFL action was the fact that the Dallas offense was struggling. They have former NFL starter Landry Jones under center along with Cameron Artis-Payne, who also made starts in the NFL. The team scored just nine points in Week 1 and had just three points at halftime of Week 2.
The light bulb went off after halftime as the Renegades lit it up, scoring 22 points in final two quarters to earn the win. On the day, they finished up with 444 yards of offense as Artis-Payne had 99 yards rushing with a pair of touchdowns while Jones finished 28-of-40 for 305 yards, a touchdown and two picks.
This was a really good sign for Dallas as it looks like this team is trending in the right direction.
Seattle Stymies Vipers in Week 2
Many people were fading Tampa Bay in Week 2 as they opened as a field goal favorite and closed at about a “Pick”. It’s quite clear that experts were very wrong with the Vipers, who had the highest regular season win total on the board entering the year at 7.5.
Seattle did earn the 17-9 win but it wasn’t all that impressive. They were outgained in yards 289-199, first downs 19-14 and offensive plays 70-51. They gave up 141 rushing yards on the day. As for their offense, it was mostly putrid as they had just 91 yards passing with 68 of it coming on one play.
The Dragons did get the win but they beat a bad team. That’s not a lot to get excited about.
Renegades vs Dragons Head-to-Head
|Bob Stoops||Head Coach||Jim Zorn|
|17.0||Points Per Game||18.0|
|16.5||Points Per Game Allowed||20.0|
What’s the Best Bet?
This looks like a Dallas win here – as long as they can keep their offense on a roll. By all accounts, that should be the case. As mentioned, Seattle gave up 141 rushing yards last week and Artis-Payne is coming off a strong outing. If that continues, that should open things up for Jones to keep firing as he did in the second half in Week 2.
Seattle’s offense is barely getting by as they scored just 19 points in Week 1 and 17 in Week 2. They’re averaging 254.2 total yards of offense per game. Six of the points last week was from a pick-six. They do have a strong home-field advantage in the sense that their crowd of 30,000 last week was impressive.
I’m expecting Dallas to win and cover in this spot as they’re the better team.
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