Dallas Renegades vs. DC Defenders XFL Week 6 Betting Analysis
Top offshore sportsbooks favor the DC Defenders by four points over the Dallas Renegades, as the spread goes for their XFL Week 6 regular-season game on Sunday, March 15 with kickoff scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET at Audi Field.
Dallas Renegades vs. DC Defenders XFL Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Renegades||+4 (-110)||35½ (-110)||+158|
|Defenders||-4 (-110)||35½ (-110)||-180|
Betting Dallas Renegades
The ‘Gades lost their second straight, a Week 5 12-30 loss to the NY Guardians as eight-point home chalk, according to the best online sportsbooks. QB Philip Nelson went 28 of 49 (57%) for 210 yards with two picks and three sacks. Wide receiver Flynn Nagel had 46 yards on seven receptions. Running back Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for an underwhelming 25 yards on six carries. Dallas was held to just 56 yards on the ground. The Renegades went 4 of 5 on fourth down attempts, but just 4 of 15 on third down conversions. Dallas allowed 21 unanswered points after halftime. Linebacker Greer Martini had 10 total tackles (four solo). Cornerback Tenny Adewusi had two QB hits, one tackle for a loss, and nine tackles (six solo).
“Austin Walter was a huge bright spot, obviously with the huge kick return. He had overall 200 yards in return yards. He was excellent. Those special team guys have really played exceptionally well,” head coach Bob Stoops said.
The Renegades have named Jeff Jagodzinski as their new offensive coordinator. Jagodzinski takes over from Hal Mumme, who suffered an injury in a sideline collision with a player on March 1. Mumme will continue with Dallas as an offensive advisor. Jagodzinski has plied his trade as OC for the Green Bay Packers (2006), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009) and Georgia State University (2013-15). Green Bay was in the top 10 in the NFL for total offense. And his teams at GSU ranked in the top 25 nationally in passing offense his last two seasons at the school. Furthermore, he head coached Boston College in 2007-08, and led the Eagles to a 20-8 record. During an earlier stint in Chestnut Hill as OC (1997-98), the BC offense averaged more than 400 yards per game.
Betting DC Defenders
The Defenders are back in the black thanks to a Week 5 15-6 upset of the BattleHawks as 4.5-point home dogs. Per top offshore sportsbooks. After starting QB Cardale Jones threw an interception in his second pass. Head coach Pep Hamilton finally thought of benching the former Buffalo Bill. Backup Tyree Jackson went 9 of 14 (64%) for 39 yards with one TD and one sack. Tight end Khari Lee had 14 yards and one TD on three catches. Running back Jhurell Pressley had 107 yards on 15 carries. DC outgained St. Louis 229 to 173 on the ground. The Defenders held QB Jordan Ta’amu to 174 passing yards and sacked him four times. Linebacker Jameer Thurman blocked a punt that fellow LB Jonathan Celestin picked up to seal the deal. Thurman and Celestin had seven tackles each.
“The reason we won today is because WE — every single player on this team — played together as one and contributed. The difference in how we are feeling now and how we felt the last two Sundays is togetherness. We won today because we played as a team,” Coach Hamilton said.
Dallas Renegades vs. DC Defenders XFL Pick
Who knows? Jagodzinski could be the shot in the arm that the Renegades need to upset the Defenders. But Dallas disregarded my advice on starting Eric Dungey, so I don’t trust their decision-making anymore. And neither should users of top offshore sportsbooks. All of which is to say that you should take DC and the points.