Top sports betting sites favor the Los Angeles Wildcats over the New York Guardians by seven points, as the spread goes for their XFL Week 4 regular-season game on Saturday, February 29 with kickoff scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at MetLife Stadium.
Los Angeles Wildcats vs. New York Guardians XFL Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Wildcats||-7½ (-110)||39½ (-110)||-310|
|Guardians||+7½ (-110)||39½ (-110)||+255|
Betting Los Angeles Wildcats
The Cats upset the DC Defenders 39-9 in Week 3 as eight-point home dogs, according to the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Josh Johnson went 18 of 25 for 278 yards with three TDs. Wide receiver Tree McBride had 109 yards and two TDs on five receptions. Running back Martez Carter rushed for 34 yards and two TDs on 11 carries. LA held DC to 107 passing yards, and intercepted opposing QB Cardale Jones four times and sacked him thrice. The Wildcats had no TOs and lost only 10 yards to penalties. On their other hand, they gained just 56 rushing yards of 334 total. Several LA backups stepped up to the plate. Mike Stevens had two picks, six tackles and two pass deflections. Arrion Springs and Jack Tocho added two interceptions each.
Head coach Winston Moss didn’t exactly look to be excited with getting the first win of the season. He received a Gatorade bath in the final moments of the game but no-sold it.
“The O-line and Josh [Johnson] put me in a position to make all the plays today. The way our team is so in-tune, the offensive line and Josh (Johnson) are coaches. So it makes our job way easier. All we have to do is run. Just make the right decision,” Carter said.
The Cats came out swinging, scoring a touchdown in the first three minutes of the first quarter. Johnson, in his second game under center, credited the extra reps in practice for feeling more at ease in game play. He connected with seven different targets. But McBride was, however, his top choice.
Betting New York Guardians
The Guardians lost their second straight, a 9-29 loss to St. Louis in Week 3 as 9.5-point road dogs, per top sports betting sites. Three different QBs went 19 of 31 for 217 yards with one TD, one pick, and three sacks. Matt McGloin was banged-up but he’s no good even when healthy. Marquise Williams moved downfield now and then but nothing came of that. And third-stringer Luis Perez threw a touchdown, but it was too little, too late.
Austin Duke led the receiving unit with 43 yards and one TD on four catches. Running back Tim Cook did likewise for the rushing corps, with 50 yards on nine carries. The Guardians averaged 5.3 yards per carry. NY outgained St. Louis 307 total yards to 273 but lost 86 yards on penalties. The Guardians also allowed 156 yards on the ground. Cornerback Ranthony Texada had six tackles, one sack and one pass defended.
“Congratulations to St. Louis. They were well prepared. They had innovative ideas on special teams. We did not play smart. We made foolish penalties. I told our team I was very disappointed,” Guardians head coach Kevin Gilbride said.
Los Angeles Wildcats vs. New York Guardians XFL Pick
The Guardians have scored 4.5 points and allowed 28 points per game in their two-game skid. They lost those two games by a total margin of 47 points. While NY has gotten progressively worse, LA has gotten better. The Wildcats scored a season-high 39 points on the Defenders – which were favored by top sports betting sites. And allowed a season-best nine points. Barring any unforeseen event, Los Angeles should win and cover. Take the Cats and the points.