XFL futures odds and Week 2 point spreads: Betting board shakes up after first week

DC Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones vs. Seattle Dragons, Feb. 8, 2020 (AP Photo Will Newton)
DC Defenders quarterback Cardale Jones (AP Photo/Will Newton)
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Oddsmakers acknowledged there would be significant adjustments to XFL betting numbers after the first week of the league’s comeback season. Sure enough, following convincing home victories on Saturday, the DC Defenders and Houston Roughnecks have vaulted to the top of the futures board, both updated to 7/2 odds at the Westgate LV SuperBook.

The Dallas Renegades, who lost 15-9 as 9.5-point favorites at home Sunday to the St. Louis Battlehawks, saw their odds lengthen to 5/1 after entering the season as the 5/2 favorites.

Overall, there’s a parity throughout the league uncommon among major U.S. sports leagues, with six of the eight teams priced at 7/1 or shorter to win the championship.

From a betting perspective, the XFL is off to a fine start, with sportsbooks reporting handle for Saturday’s doubleheader was about 20 times higher than for the first two games of the AAF’s inaugural but unfinished season, per Action Network.

It’s on to Week 2 for XFL, where the Defenders and Roughnecks — the league’s new co-favorites — are laying big numbers at home for the second week in a row. The tightest point spread belongs to the Tampa Bay Vipers at Seattle tilt, one of two games of the weekend featuring a road favorite.

Here are updated XFL futures odds and Week 2 spreads.

2020 XFL futures odds

D.C. Defenders6/17/2
HOUSTON Roughnecks5/17/2
NEW YORK Guardians5/19/2
DALLAS Renegades5/25/1
TAMPA BAY Vipers5/16/1
ST. LOUIS Battlehawks10/17/1
LOS ANGELES Wildcats8/112/1
SEATTLE Dragons16/120/1

Odds from Westgate

XFL Week 2 point spreads

New York Guardians at DC Defenders (-5.5)
Tampa Bay Vipers (-2.5) at Seattle Dragons
Dallas Renegades (-4.5) at L.A. Wildcats
St. Louis Battlehawks at Houston Roughnecks (-7.5)
Odds from FoxBet

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