The best offshore sports betting sites favor the Los Angeles Wildcats by 1.5-points over the Tampa Bay Vipers, as the spread goes for their XFL Week 5 regular-season game on Sunday, March 8 with kickoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. PT at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Tampa Bay Vipers vs. Los Angeles Wildcats XFL Odds by CRSportsBet
|Vipers||+2 (-110)||40 (-110)||+110|
|Wildcats||-2 (-110)||40 (-110)||-130|
Betting Tampa Bay Vipers
The Vipers got their first win of the season in a 25-0 Week 4 upset of the DC Defenders, as 2.5-point home dogs, per the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Taylor Cornelius went 24 of 31 for 211 yards with one TD and one pick. Wide receiver Daniel Williams had 72 yards on seven receptions. Running back De’Veon Smith rushed for 122 yards on 24 carries; he first 100-yard rushing game in league history. Jacques Patrick added 94 yards. The Vipers torched DC on the ground with 266 rushing yards.
And held the Defenders to just 107 total yards to TB’s 477, although the Vipers lost 60 yards through penalties.
“I’m just happy for our players and our coaches. They are resilient bunch. Our players have a sense of how good we can be. We said it all along, there’s a sign of a good team in there. And, we are going to enjoy the win, but there’s a lot of different ways we can get better. We know that,” Vipers head coach Marc Trestman said.
It’s a good thing that Corn Dog has developed a rhythm with offensive coordinator and play-caller Jaime Elizondo the past two weeks. What with Quinton Flowers wanting to be traded. “I’m not a quitter,” said Flowers. “I’m doing it for the kids that look up to me. I want to finish off strong. We’ll see what God has in front of me and not behind me.” The only reason kids look up to you, Quint, is because you’re taller, so don’t worry about them. They’ll grow, eventually.
The Vipes have released their depth chart for Week 5. Cornelius is set to start with Aaron Murray as is backup. Flowers is the third-stringer, and Chase Litton is likely going to be playing the role of ‘Sir Not Appearing in This Film’. The o-line is in good health healthy with Andrew Tiller back as right guard. Wide receiver S.J. Green seems to be factoring in out wide behind Dan Williams. TB has been regularly cycling in five or six receivers per contest.
Betting Los Angeles WildCats
The Cats dropped to 1-3 with a Week 4, 14-17 loss to the NY Guardians as seven-point road faves. According to the best offshore sports betting sites. Starting QB Josh Johnson went 25 of 40 for 325 yards with two TDs, one pick, and three sacks. Wide receiver Tre McBride had 127 yards and one Td on eight catches. LA’s rushing unit posted just 40 yards ground. The Wildcats outgained NY 345 total yards to 250 – additionally, the Guardians lost 100 yards due to penalties.
However, LA was just 2 of 12 on third-down conversions and missed their two field-goal attempts. Safety Ahmad Dixon had a season-best 14 combined tackles. Defensive end Devin Taylor had 1.5 sacks.
“Just really focus on the fundamentals of football, the details. Just going out there and playing the quarterback position the way I have been taught and the way our coaches want me to play it and just play one play at a time,” Johnson said.
Tampa Bay Vipers vs. Los Angeles Wildcats XFL
This is a touch pick since neither team is anything to write home about. Then again, Tam pa Bay is thriving with Cornelius. So I say to the Vipers, trade Flowers, and to users of the best offshore sports betting sites, fade the Wildcats.