The XFL’s fourth Sunday will be kicked off by a matchup between the undefeated Houston Roughnecks (3-0) and the improving Dallas Renegades (2-1). Houston has risen to the top of the league after starting the year with the third worst odds (+900) to win the title. Dallas, on the other hand, has dropped to fourth (+500) after starting off as the preseason favorite (+350).
The game will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. FS1 will broadcast the game on television, and there will also be a streaming option available on the Fox Sports App.
Houston’s dynamic passing attack is led by signal caller P.J. Walker and wideout Cam Phillips. Walker leads the league in passing yards (748), passing touchdowns (10), and passer rating (112.0). Phillips has hauled in a league-leading seven touchdown passes from Walker and leads the XFL in receptions (20) and receiving yards (324). Having a top five rusher in running back James Butler who can also contribute to the passing game makes the Roughnecks hard to stop. But their defense has to tighten up after allowing opposing teams 51 points in the last two weeks.
Dallas got off to a slow start without Landry Jones and lost its season opener, but has won two straight since he returned to the team in Week 2. Jones has picked out his favorite target in Donald Parham, who ranks third in the league in receiving yards (217) and touchdown catches (3). The Renegades also have a quality all-purpose back in Cameron Artis-Payne, who has the second most rushing yards in the league (184) while averaging 6.4 yards per carry. Dallas is still ironing some kinks out, but has shown potential on the offensive end.
The Roughnecks have a slight edge in this one and are 2-point favorites on DraftKings SportsBook. Both teams have been scoring just fine, so the over/under on total points is set at 50.5. There’s a good chance Dallas and Houston will hit that mark.
Houston Roughnecks at Dallas Renegades
Game time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: (Fox Sports App)
Date: Sunday, February 23rd
Announcers: Tom Hart, Joey Galloway, Pat McAfee
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, TX
Odds: Roughnecks -2
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