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XFL Week 9 Odds, Picks: Bets for Vipers vs Roughnecks, Renegades vs Defenders

XFL Week 9 Odds, Picks: Bets for Vipers vs Roughnecks, Renegades vs Defenders article feature image

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  • The XFL Week 9 slate kicks off with Vipers vs. Roughnecks.
  • The Roughnecks are playoff-bound and may not have much motivation in this game.
  • Expert John LanFranca has taken notice of this and is backing the Vipers – read on for his game previews and picks.

The XFL rolls into Week 9, which means just one more week of regular season football remains after this weekend’s slate of games. Our ace XFL analyst, John LanFranca, has two betting picks. He’s locked in on the spread in Vipers vs. Roughnecks and the total in Renegades vs. Defenders.

Check out game previews and betting picks for XFL Week 9 below.

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Vegas Vipers vs. Houston Rougnecks

Kickoff: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET

Vipers Odds
-110o / -110u
Roughnecks Odds
-110o / -110u
Odds via DraftKings.

Houston’s offense just hasn’t been the same over the past four weeks, and I believe they are laying too big of number here against a Vegas offense that’s gained some momentum since making the switch to Jalan McClendon at quarterback. McClendon is tied for the league lead in yards per pass attempt and has yet to throw an interception.

The Roughnecks offense, on the other hand, has lacked consistency and continues to turn the football over. They have scored 17 or fewer points in three of the their past four games and were lucky to escape with their lone victory in the past month versus a slumping Brahmas team a week ago.

With the Roughnecks’ playoff spot already clinched, they may lack motivation to put away Vegas. I will gladly take the points in this spot.

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Arlington Renegades vs. D.C. Defenders

Kickoff: Sunday, 12 p.m. ET

Renegades Odds
-110o / -110u
Defenders Odds
-110o / -110u
Odds via DraftKings.

Pretty straightforward handicap here, as the trade for Luis Perez has sparked what was a sluggish Renegades offense.

Perez started for the first time in Arlington and proceeded to help the offense put up its second-highest point total of the season. While 190 passing yards isn’t eye-popping, his ability to throw the ball will pay dividends if/when they fall behind against a dominant Defenders offense.

D.C.’s offense is a powerhouse and is the real reason this total is far too low. The Defenders have scored 107 points over their last three games, and have only failed to score at least 30 points once since Week 2.

If Arlington’s offense can just reach double digits, there is a great chance of this total soaring into the mid-40s to low-50s realm.

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