The XFL draws to a close on Saturday, with the UF Team naming their selections for this weekend’s big game
The 2023 XFL season draws to a close this weekend, with the XFL Championship Game featuring on Saturday evening.
Long-time favourites DC Defenders headline the contest with a 10-1 record, with only the 5-7 Arlington Renegades in their way of landing the prestigious championship title.
Reviewing the markets on offer, we have picked out a handful of bets that could be worth backing.
Here are the best bets for the XFL Championship Game.
THE UPSET IS POSSIBLE
While the Defenders have been a force to reckon with in the XFL this year, there is just one blip on a near-perfect season that does raise a question mark.
DC are the clear favourites for this game, and they were considered almost a certainty in the one defeat they have on their record this year.
The Defenders handed the Orlando Guardians their only victory of the entire XFL campaign, as the 1-9 XFL South side landed a surprise 37-36 victory.
It does make you think that the pressure could get to DC here, and there could well be some value in Arlington’s moneyline odds.
The Renegades have a talented quarterback in Luis Perez, and he could well work his magic to get Arlington over the line here.
EXPECT A PROPER SHOOTOUT
If there’s one thing that this game is guaranteed, it’s a high-scoring affair.
The DC Defenders scored an average of 29.8 points per game in the regular season, while allowing an average of 24 points per game to their opponents.
While Arlington had the lowest points per game record across the XFL in the regular season, their stellar performance against the Houston Roughnecks in the playoff semi-finals put an end to that doubt, scoring 26 points in their victory.
With the Defenders offense being stronger than their defense, we could well see this game beat its over line of 48 points here.
- Arlington Renegades ML (+220, FanDuel)
- Over 48 Points (-115, Fanduel)