Game: XFL ✅ St. Louis BattleHawks v DC Defenders Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, XFL Betting Odds & Lines, BattleHawks vs Defenders Picks & BattleHawks vs Defenders Predictions
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Start time: 3:00 PM EST, Audi Field, Washington, DC
TV Channel: FS1
Best DC Defenders Lines: +5 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 38½ : – BETNOW
In the XFL, we will see St. Louis BattleHawks at DC Defenders.
The St. Louis BattleHawks look like one of the best teams in the entire XFL and QB Jordan Ta’amu is certainly one of the MVP candidates this year. He is second in passing yards with 876 and fifth in rushing yards among all players with 186. The dual-threat offense he offers cannot be found anywhere else in the league and that is why they are so dangerous. Matt Jones is also the second leading rusher of the league with his 244 yards and 1 touchdown. This offense is so unpredictable because the teams facing the BattleHawks often give them space in the middle because they spy on the QB. That also leads to open receivers downfield.
The DC Defenders started off very well this season with two wins but since then, they lost the other two. They were also outscored 64-9 during this span and Cardale Jones looks like a shell of himself. Overall, he is completing just 55% of his throws for 674 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. The rushing game is suspect with Donnel Pumphrey averaging 4.2 yards per carry and 131 in total with 0 touchdowns. The team can go as far as Cardale Jones can take them and at the moment, this does not seem very far. The defense also dropped a bit and the team is suffering from it.
The Defenders will get a home game this week and this will certainly be an advantage for them but the BattleHawks are too good of a team to let this slip away. DC could not handle much worse offenses and I do not believe that they have resolved all their questions on defense in the meantime.