Dragons vs Roughnecks 2020 XFL Game Preview & Betting Odds

2020 Dragons vs Roughnecks XFL Week 5 Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on March 6, 2020

On March 7, the Seattle Dragons head to Houston to battle the Roughnecks. Seattle hasn’t had a great season. The Dragons are 1-3 after 4 weeks. Will a trip to Houston help Seattle’s cause? Or, will the top team in the XFL put the same beating onto the Dragons that they’ve put onto their other 4 opponents? Check out XFL Week 5 odds, a preview, and a free pick for Dragons vs Roughnecks!

Dragons vs Roughnecks 2020 XFL Game Preview & Betting Odds

Why Seattle Dragons are a good bet +12 ½

Seattle has a single victory, 17-9 over Tampa Bay in Week 2. But although the Dragons are one of the worst teams in XFL based on the record, they have played tough. In Week 3, Seattle stood toe-to-toe with Dallas to lose by 12. Week 4 saw the Dragons hang with the St. Louis Battlehawks in a 7-point loss, 16-23. If Seattle’s offense can get going, the Dragons could keep this close enough for an ATS win.  

Player Statistics

Offensive Yard Leaders
  • Passing: QB Brandon Silvers 539
  • Rushing: RB Kenneth Farrow 124
  • Receiving: WR Austin Proehl 163
Defense Leaders
  • Tackles: LB Steven Johnson 40
  • Sacks: None
  • Interceptions: Kyle Queiro 1

Why Houston Roughnecks are a good bet -12 ½

So far, the Houston Roughnecks are the best team in the Xtreme Football League. Only one team has gone undefeated after 4 weeks. That’s the Roughnecks. Houston relies on a top offense. The Roughnecks offense has scored 16 touchdowns this season. That’s 4 more TDs than the team with the next most. The L.A. Wildcats have 12 touchdowns. Although this is a tough spread, the Roughnecks’ offense should score close to 30 if not eclipse 30. That many points should lead to a cover.

Player Statistics

Offensive Yard Leaders
  • Passing: QB P.J. Walker 987
  • Rushing: RB James Butler 169
  • Receiving: WR Cam Phillips 333
Defense Leaders
  • Tackles: LB Beniquez Brown 29
  • Sacks: LB LaTroy Lewis 2
  • Interceptions: CB Deatrick Nichols 3

Dragons vs Roughnecks XFL Week 5 Final Betting Analysis

Seattle’s got issues. The defense has played well at times. It’s the offense that’s killing the Dragons’ season. Seattle has scored 9 touchdowns. Although that’s more than 4 other teams in the XFL, it hasn’t provided enough firepower for the Dragons to compete.

Houston scored 37 points in Week 1, 28 in Week 2, 34 in Week 3, and 27 in Week 4. The Roughnecks rely on top quarterback Phil Walker. The former Temple signal-caller has thrown for 987 yards. His TD to INT ratio is 12 to 2.

Walker should dominate Seattle’s defense on Saturday. Because the Dragons struggle on the scoreboard, the Roughnecks are the play. They’ll score enough for the win and cover in this XFL battle between one of the best and one of the worst in the league.

XFL Week 5 Free Pick: Roughnecks -12 ½