Guardians vs Battlehawks 2020 XFL Game Preview & Betting Odds

2020 Guardians vs Battlehawks XFL Week 3 Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on February 21, 2020

On Sunday, the New York Guardians head to St. Louis to take on the Battlehawks. The Guardians must get back on track after the awful beating they suffered in Week 2. The DC Defenders pummeled the Guardians 27-0. Can New York hang with heavily favored St. Louis? Or, will the Battlehawks protect their home turf with a win and cover? Check out XFL odds, a preview, and a free pick for Guardians vs Battlehawks!

Guardians vs Battlehawks 2020 XFL Game Preview & Betting Odds

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Where: The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis, MO
  • TV: ESPN
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • ATS Odds:  Battlehawks -10

Why New York Guardians are a good bet +10

Yes, the Defenders dominated the Guardians. That was Week 2. In Week 1, the Guardians stepped it up versus the TB Vipers for a 23-3 win. New York quarterback Matt McGloin played within himself when throwing for 182 yards and a TD. He didn’t throw a pick in Week 1. Although McGloin was terrible in Week 2 versus DC, he could get back on track against the Battlehawks. If McGloin plays within himself, the Guardians can keep this game closer than the spread.

Player Statistics

Offensive Yard Leaders
  • Passing: QB Matt McGloin 226
  • Rushing: RB Darius Victor 48
  • Receiving: WR Mekale McKay 88
Defense Leaders
  • Tackles: DE Bunmi Rotimi 16
  • Sacks: DT Joey Mbu 1
  • Interceptions: CB Bryce Jones / S Andrew Soroh 1

Why St. Louis Battlehawks are a good bet -10

After a couple of XFL weeks, the Battlehawks are a decent 1-1. St. Louis beat the Dallas Renegades 15-9 in Week 1. In Week 2, they lost by 4 points, 24-28, to the Houston Roughnecks. We can’t overlook the fact the Battlehawks hung with Houston. The Renegades are one of the top 2 teams in XFL. St. Louis should have no trouble beating the Guardians by at least 11 points on Sunday.

Player Statistics

Offensive Yard Leaders
  • Passing: QB Jordan Ta’Amu 493
  • Rushing: RB Matt Jones 129
  • Receiving: WR De’Mornay Pierson-El 114
Defense Leaders
  • Tackles: CB Darius Hillary 15
  • Sacks: LB Terence Garvin 1
  • Interceptions: S Will Hill 1

Guardians vs Battlehawks Final XFL Week 3 Betting Analysis

In the NFL, 10 points would be a lot. But this isn’t the NFL. St. Louis quarterback Jordan Ta’Amu is the single best offensive weapon in the XFL. Ta’Amu completes 78% of his passes. He’s thrown for 493 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jordan ranks third in the league with 109 rushing yards.

St. Louis’ offense blossomed in Week 2. Matt Jones leads the league in rushing. If the Guardians attempt to stop Jones, Ta’Amu will rush or throw to his wide receivers, De’Mornay Pierson-El and L’Damian Washington. There’s no way a team that lost 0-27 in Week 2 can handle such an awesome offensive squad like the St. Louis Battlehawks. St. Louis drubs the New York Guardians by at least 14 points.

XFL Week 3 Free Pick: Battlehawks -10

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