Seattle Dragons Vs. Dallas Renegades Betting Odds & Pick | XFL Week 3
The Seattle Dragons will play their second of back-to-back home games at CenturyLink Field hosting the Dallas Renegades on Saturday evening.
It’s looking like some clouds and a moderate chance of rain with temperatures in the 40’s Fahrenheit and limited winds around the time of kickoff which could potentially impact the game.
To start betting on the Dragons Vs. Dallas game, let’s look at the odds:
Seattle Dragons At Dallas Renegades Betting Odds
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Dallas had no players miss practice due to injury.
For Seattle, LT Isaiah Battle and RG Michael Dunn on the offensive line.
TE Cam Clear, WR Dontez Byrd, WR Kasen Williams, and DT Anthony Moten did not participate in practice. These are all starters.
- After opening at 44.5, the total has crept down to 43.5.
- The spread has remained steady with Dallas as -4.5 point road favorites.
Dallas were -4.5 road favorites against Los Angeles last week and -10 home favorites in week one.
Seattle Dragons Defense Vs. Dallas Renegades
In week one, Dallas went without starting QB Landry Jones, who many had rated as the top quarterback in the XFL going into the season.
Understandably, their offense struggled to move the ball against a surprisingly stout St. Louis Battlehawks defense that allowed just 267 total yards and only 58 yards on the ground.
In week two they turned things around with a monstrous 305-yard passing day in Landry Jones’ debut, to go with another 154 yards on the ground lead by Lance Dunbar’s 99 yards on just 14 attempts.
Seattle’s Defense: Bit of A Paper Tiger
At home, against a Vipers team without their starting quarterback, they still allowed 289 yards of total offense including a gruesome 141 yards rushing.
They were a bit better in the season opener against a formidable DC Defenders offense that was aided by a couple of key turnovers.
In general, Seattle’s defensive line had done a good job getting pressure on the quarterback but the secondary hasn’t held up.
A few interceptions have propped up what has otherwise been a poor secondary.
A Difficult Matchup for the Dragons Defense
With a potent backfield of Dunbar and Artis-Payne to go along with Landry Jones, the Renegades will provide a challenge closer to the week one level of the DC Defenders.
That said, I do think LA is looking like one of the weaker defenses in the league.
After week one they cut their defensive captain LB Anthony Johnson and fired defensive coordinator Pepper Johnson, so Dallas got to face a defense without their leader and a new coordinator which should be noted.
There’s a slight edge to Dallas.
Seattle Dragons Offense Vs. Dallas Renegades
Dallas’ defense looked a lot better in week two, limiting Josh Johnson and the LA Wildcats to just 251 total yards, but they were completely torched by a Battlehawks offense that many rated in the bottom half of the league the week prior.
So Which Is It?
Realistically, it’s probably somewhere in the middle of these two performances.
I’d lean toward the latter performance as a more accurate measure.
This defense has a lot of talent and that, combined with an experienced skill-position corps on offense, is why many books had Dallas as the pre-season favorite.
Seattle’s offense also had two contrasting performances
In week one they put up 310 total yards on the DC Defenders but in week two they were held to just 199 yards at home against the Tampa Bay Vipers, 68 yards of which one was a long bomb touchdown pass to Keenan Reynolds.
Exclude that and the Dragons only had 14 yards passing on the day.
The Vipers defense might prove to be one of, if not the strongest, defensive unit in the league, but I don’t think Dallas is too far behind.
The Dragons will still need a stronger performance than the one they put up at home last week
Edge to Dallas.
Our Renegades Vs. Dragons Game & Betting Pick
The Dragons have seemingly become the public darlings because I don’t see how this line hasn’t moved further in favor of the Renegades.
We’re going with the Renegades -4.5.
Even though I thought this Dallas team was quite a bit overrated going into the season, I still thought they’d be a good, competitive team.
They were without their starting QB Landry Jones in the upset loss as massive favorites to the Battlehawks but seemed to right the ship a bit last weekend.
I don’t think this line is factoring that in enough.
Seattle’s Defense Is Heavily Reliant On Its Pass Rush
Against experienced quarterbacks that can play against the blitz or teams that can run the ball effectively, they’re going to struggle once teams can start using misdirection and play-action.
Knowing the limitations of Tampa Bay last week, they were still unable to stop the Vipers running game, who gashed them for 141 yards on the ground.
Dallas should have similar success.
Mind The Injuries
Lastly, I think this line could balloon toward Dallas once more injury news comes out.
If even a couple of the players listed that did not participate in practice for Seattle can’t go on Saturday then Dallas should have a huge edge because they’re healthier.
If an NFL team was missing their starting left tackle, right guard, defensive tackle, and playing with two injured receivers that were a key part of the offense, you’d be looking to the other side in that game and in a league with limited depth as it is that could be further exasperated.
An Added Bonus:
If most or all of the Seattle injuries end up forcing these players to be inactive, I’d absolutely love the under which has already crept down a point from 44.5 to 43.5.
Seattle will struggle to move the ball on offense with even a few of these players missing the game as they’re a limited offense already.
Our XFL Pick For Seattle Dragons Vs. Dallas Renegades:
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