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DC installed as underdog for first time following ugly loss

We break down the full point spreads and totals for the Week 4 XFL schedule.

Cardale Jones of the DC Defenders is sacked by Tre’ Williams of the LA Wildcats during the XFL game at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 23, 2020 in Carson, California. Photo by Ric Tapia/XFL via Getty Images

The XFL returns for Week 4, and a surprising result last weekend is shaking things up as DraftKings Sportsbook posts odds for this weekend’s contests.

The DC Defenders entered Week 3 unbeaten and looking like one of the two best teams in the league. They exited Week 3 badly beaten by the Los Angeles Wildcats in Josh Johnson’s second game as their starting quarterback. Johnson completed 18 of 25 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns, while Cardale Jones threw four interceptions in his first loss as a starting QB since high school!

DC travels to face the Tampa Bay Vipers in Week 4, and in a surprising development, DC has opened at DraftKings as a one-point underdog. The Vipers improved in Week 3, but still lost their third straight game. It seems a good bet that line will see some movement from DC backers given how well they played the first two weeks of the season.

The biggest line of the weekend has the St. Louis BattleHawks installed as 12-point favorites. St. Louis has climbed from preseason dogs to XFL East division leaders heading into Week 4. Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu has impressed and the defense has stepped up in a big way, and the BattleHawks are looking like one of the better teams in the league.

Here is a full list of Week 4 XFL point spreads and totals.

Week 4 XFL odds

Matchup Opening spread Total
Matchup Opening spread Total
Los Angeles @ New York LA -7 39.5
Seattle @ St. Louis St. Louis -12 39.5
Houston @ Dallas Houston -1 49
DC @ Tampa Bay TB -1 42.5

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