Dragons vs. Roughnecks XFL Betting Odds, Pick & Analysis: Will P.J. Walker’s Arm Carry Houston?

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  • The updated betting odds for Saturday's XFL matchup between the Houston Roughnecks and Seattle Dragons make the Roughnecks double-digit favorites (spread: -12.5) with the over/under at 46.
  • Houston enters the game undefeated and faces a team in a three-way tie for the worst record in the league through four weeks.
  • See the full betting breakdown below, including mismatches, projected odds and picks below.

Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks Odds

  • Spread: Roughnecks -12.5
  • Total: 46
  • Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET on Saturday
  • TV: ABC

Our staff previews Saturday’s game, complete with their projected spread and two picks.

Dragons vs. Roughnecks Injury Report

The Dragons are about as healthy as they’ve been at any point this season. They will be without starting wide receiver Kasen Williams (quad) and starting defensive tackle Anthony Moten (ankle), but Williams is yet to suit up this year, and Moten hasn’t played since Week 1.

Backup cornerback Johnathan Alston (knee) is technically questionable, but he also seems likely to miss his fourth straight game.

The Roughnecks, however, are dealing with some significant injuries. Starting wide receiver Sammie Coates (hamstring) is out, and starting slot receiver Kahlil Lewis (groin) is questionable. With Coates out and Lewis limited at best, wide receivers Cam Phillips and Nick Holley could have massive target volume.

Starting left defensive end Kony Ealy (shoulder) is also out. With his 74.5 pass-rushing grade (per Pro Football Focus), Ealy is one of the team’s top defenders, and his presence will be missed.

Additionally, the Roughnecks will be without No. 3 running back De’Angelo Henderson (shoulder) for this fourth straight game and backup tackle Marquez Tucker (knee) for his third straight. — Matthew Freedman

Key Mismatch

Roughnecks Pass Offense vs. Dragons Pass Defense

The Roughnecks passing game should be able to move the ball with relative ease against the Dragons.

The Roughnecks are No. 3 with a 70.0 PFF passing grade, thanks in large part to a second-best pass-blocking grade of 85.8. Meanwhile, the Dragons rank No. 7 with a 52.9 PFF coverage grade.

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