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Breaking down betting splits for Week 2 XFL action

The XFL is headed into Week 2 with the four 1-0 teams facing off and the four 0-1 teams facing off. We’ve got a look at how people are betting this second week of game action.

St. Louis Battlehawks safety Will Hill celebrates making an interception to seal the win over the Dallas Renegades during the second half in an XFL football game at Globe Life Park. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The XFL kicks off Week 2 on Saturday, and we have an even mix of favorites and underdogs getting some love at DraftKings Sportsbook. This second week of games brings a chance for the four undefeated teams to establish a bit more of a pecking order. The four 1-0 teams all face off, while the four 0-1 teams face off.

We get two home favorites and two road favorites in Week 2. DC is a 6.5-point home favorite over New York, while Houston is an eight-point home favorite against St. Louis. It’s notable that a majority of the betting handle at DK is on the road dogs. 66 percent of the handle is on New York and 51 percent of the handle is on St. Louis. 59 percent of total bets are on New York, but St. Louis is getting a minority of total bets (46 percent). It’s worth noting that St. Louis opened as a six-point underdog, so the reverse line movement is worth tracking.

Tampa Bay is a three-point road favorite against Seattle, while Dallas is a four-point road favorite against Los Angeles. The road favorites are getting the heavier action in both games. 73 percent of the handle and 71 percent of the total bets are on Tampa Bay, while 86 percent of the handle and 73 percent of total bets are on Dallas.

That Dallas-Los Angeles matchup is arguably the most intriguing of Week 2. Both teams lost in Week 1, but both also were stuck starting a backup quarterback due to injuries to Landry Jones and Josh Johnson. Both are limited in practice this week, and their status for Sunday is uncertain. That information shake up the betting between now and kickoff.

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