- Week 2 in the XFL kicks off Thursday night with the St Louis vs Seattle showdown
- The Battlehawks are fresh off an improbable comeback win in their season opener
- Don’t miss the latest XFL Week 2 odds below, plus analysis and predictions
If you thought you were going to have to wait for all the way until September for Thursday night football, I’ve got some good news for you. After a successful opening week, that produced plenty of entertaining football, Week 2 in the XFL kicks off on Thursday and we have all of the XFL Week odds here.
St. Louis, one of the top-three favorites to win the XFL Championship, travels to Seattle to take on the Sea Dragons under the prime time lights. The action continues on Saturday with another prime-time tilt between DC and Vegas with the Vipers favored in the XFL Week 2 odds and the Week 2 slate concludes on Sunday with a doubleheader.
XFL Week 2 Odds
|St Louis BattleHawks||+3.5 (-110)||+155||O 36.5 (-110)|
|Seattle Sea Dragons||-3.5 (-110)||-180||U 36.5 (-110)|
|DC Defenders||+3 (-110)||+145||O 36.5 (-110)|
|Vegas Vipers||-3 (-110)||-170||U 36.5 (-110)|
|San Antonio Brahmas||-3.5 (-110)||-135||O 38.5 (-110)|
|Orlando Guardians||+3.5 (-110)||+115||U 38.5 (-110)|
|Arlington Renegades||+4.5 (-110)||+165||O 40 (-110)|
|Houston Roughnecks||-4.5 (-110)||-195||U 40 (-110)|
Sunday’s double-dip is highlighted by the Arlington vs Houston matchup. The two Texas-based teams are co-favorites to win the title, but the Roughnecks opened up as the biggest favorite on the board in the XFL Week 2 odds thanks to their dominating Week 1 victory over Orlando. Odds as of February 23 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
All four games can be streamed live on ESPN+ and are also available on linear broadcast. FX will have the Friday and Saturday prime-time games, while ESPN and ESPN2 will split Sunday’s coverage.
St Louis BattleHawks vs Seattle Sea Dragons Picks
We were high on the Seattle offense last week in our XFL picks due to the fact that June Jones is calling plays. His run-and-shoot offense has been very successful in developmental leagues in the past, and the Sea Dragons moved the ball with ease in their season debut. Ben DiNucci led all QBs with 282 passing yards, but unfortunately, three costly turnovers sunk their chances of victory.
— Seattle Sea Dragons (@XFLSeaDragons) February 23, 2023
If they can limit the giveaways they should be able to outlast the BattleHawks. Yes, AJ McCarron erased a two-score deficit with three minutes to play last week, but the offense looked anemic until that point. McCarron was under heavy duress all game, absorbing five sacks, and we shouldn’t expect the offensive line woes to be fixed on a short week. Take Seattle in the XFL Week 2 odds.
Pick: Seattle Sea Dragons Moneyline (-180)
DC Defenders vs Vegas Vipers Picks
No team amassed fewer offensive yards than DC in Week 1 in the XFL stats. The Defenders produced just 177 total yards and would have gotten their doors blown off by Seattle if not for three timely turnovers. One of those takeaways was returned for a touchdown, while another was on the goal line in the dying seconds to preserve a victory.
— Tom Hunsicker (@TomSportsWUSA9) February 20, 2023
Vegas meanwhile, had giveaway issues of their own. QB Luis Perez had two INTs returned for touchdowns in a 22-20 loss. Perez did throw a league-high three touchdowns though and has a strong track record of success in minor league football. Expect him to clean up the turnovers, and lead the Vipers to victory.
Pick: Vegas Vipers -3 (-110)
San Antonio Brahmas vs Orlando Guardians
Orlando was the only team in Week 1 to lose by double-digits. Paxton Lynch and the offense looked terrible in the loss, taking seven sacks and committing four turnovers.
San Antonio scored the second-fewest points in Week 1, behind only Orlando, and deployed an extremely run-heavy approach. Running back Kalen Ballage is by their most talented player, and we should expect plenty more ground work for him. That will bleed the clock dry and lead to another low-scoring affair for the Brahmas.
Pick: Under 38.5 (-110)
Arlington Renegades vs Houston Roughnecks Picks
Arlington and Houston may be co-favorites in the XFL Championship odds, but the Roughnecks were much more impressive in Week 1. Wade Phillips’ defense racked up seven sacks and four turnovers, while the Houston offense put up 33 points and a league-high 337 yards.
XFL Championship Odds
|St. Louis BattleHawks||+450|
|Seattle Sea Dragons||+650|
|San Antonio Brahmas||+800|
The Renegades rallied from a 14-3 halftime deficit to steal a two-point win from Vegas, but needed two pick-sixes to do so. Don’t expect a repeat performance from their defense against a very talented Roughnecks squad. We’ll back Houston in our XFL Week 2 picks.
Pick: Houston Renegades -4.5 (-110)