XFL Week 3 Betting Odds and Picks: New York Guardians vs. St. Louis BattleHawks
Michael Starghill/XFL via Getty Images. Pictured: BattleHawks QB Jordan Ta’amu
- The New York Guardians are 10.5-point underdogs against the St. Louis Battlehawks for their XFL Week 3 matchup.
- The Over/Under for Guardians vs. BattleHawks is set at 40.5 points.
- Our XFL analysts preview the game and share their betting picks:
Guardians at BattleHawks Odds
- Spread: BattleHawks -10.5
- Total: 40.5
- Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET on Sunday
- TV: ESPN
Odds as of Sunday and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.
Our staff previews Sunday’s game, complete with their projected spread and a pick.
Guardians-BattleHawks Injury Report
For the Guardians, running back Darius Victor (head) was knocked out of last week’s game early and placed into the concussion protocol, but he practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play. Wide receiver Joe Horn Jr. (shoulder) did not participate in mid-week practice but was upgraded to limited on Thursday. He’s officially questionable.
There has still been no word on when we can expect starting wide receivers DeAngelo Yancey and Tanner Gentry to be activated from short-term injured reserve. To the best of our knowledge, they must be activated by Week 4 to qualify for short-term IR.
For the BattleHawks, it looks like we are repeating the process of practice time missed for running back Matt Jones (knee) this week. He missed virtually all of last week’s practice before getting in a full session at the end of the week and leading the league with 16 carries. He practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play despite his questionable designation.
Wide receiver L’Damian Washington (ankle) was a new name added to the injury report for Week 3. He was a limited mid-week participant but downgraded to “Did not practice” on Thursday. He got in a limited session on Friday, which puts him on track to play, but he is officially questionable. He has led all St. Louis wideouts with a 90.2% snap share this season (per Pro Football Focus).
Depth pieces in wide receiver Brandon Reilly (back) and running back Keith Ford (knee) are trending in the right direction as full participants this week after missing Week 2. — John Ferguson
BattleHawks’ Offensive Pace vs. Guardians’ Offensive Pace
One of the biggest mismatches to watch is the polarizing difference in play rates.