XFL Week 2 Preview: Arlington Renegades vs. Houston Roughnecks Prediction

XFL Week 2 Preview: Arlington Renegades vs. Houston Roughnecks Prediction

XFL Week 2 preview: Texas two-step between Renegades and Roughnecks leads slate

The XFL's Week 2 features a Sunday matchup between two teams that are both 1-0, the Arlington Renegades and the Houston Roughnecks. The Roughnecks were the only team to score over 30 points in Week 1, and the Renegades returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the opening weekend. Here's what to expect in Week 2, along with picks from ESPN sports betting insider Doug Kezirian.

Team 1 Analysis: Arlington Renegades

The Renegades were able to come from behind to get a 2-point win in Week 1 against the Seattle Sea Dragons. Their defense was the standout in the game, returning two interceptions for touchdowns. While their offense was slow to start, they were able to put points on the board in the second half. Tight end Sal Cannella had a good game, catching seven passes for 70 yards.

Team 2 Analysis: Houston Roughnecks

The Roughnecks dominated in Week 1, scoring the most points and having the most offensive yards in the league. Their quarterback, Brandon Silvers, had a good game, completing 61% of his passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns. While he did throw two interceptions, the Roughnecks' offense was still able to put up big numbers. The defense was also strong, preventing the LA Reign from scoring any points in the second half.

Betting Trends

The over/under for this game is set at 40 points. The Roughnecks are favored to win by 4.5 points.

Public Betting Data

According to the Kingpin.pro app, the public betting data shows that 72% of the bets are in favor of the Roughnecks covering the spread, while 67% of the bets are in favor of the game going over 40 points.

Prediction

This game features two quality quarterbacks and should be able to generate enough offense to cash the over. Both teams have strong defenses, but the Roughnecks have the edge on offense. The Renegades have shown they can come from behind and put points on the board, but the Roughnecks are the more complete team. Therefore, our prediction is that the Roughnecks will win by a touchdown or more.

Pick: Houston Roughnecks -4.5

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