Defenders vs. Wildcats Prediction

DC Defenders vs. L.A. Wildcats, 2/23/20 XFL Betting Odds & Predictions

The D.C. Defenders will put their perfect record on the line Sunday evening in Los Angeles where they’ll visit the Wildcats at 6:00 p.m. ET. Is it a smart bet to lay the nine points with the Defenders or will the Wildcats come through with a cover?

Game Snapshot

423 DC Defenders (-9) at 424 Los Angeles Wildcats (+9); o/u 44

6:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 23, 2020


Betting Odds

The Defenders are laying nine points on the road tonight while the over/under sits at 44 points. D.C. is also -375 on the money line to beat the Wildcats, who are +315 to pull off the outright upset at home.

DC Defenders

The Defenders are now 2-0 on the young XFL season after beating the New York Guardians 27-0 last week. Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones completed 23-of-37 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the win. Former San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey also rushed for 52 yards on 12 carries while Rashad Ross caught four-of-five targets for 95 yards.

Los Angeles Wildcats

Following their 37-17 loss to the Houston Roughnecks in Week, the Wildcats made their home debut last week and were beaten 25-18 by the Dallas Renegades. In the loss, quarterback Josh Johnson completed 18-of-34 pass attempts for 185 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. The defense also forced two interceptions of Dallas signal-caller Landry Jones but it wasn’t enough, as the offense generated just 4.4 yards per play.


I don’t see how this game gets over the total. The Defenders shut out the Guardians last week and this L.A. offense did not look explosive in either of its games. Wildcats coach Winston Moss appears to be like most defensive head coaches: Run-first and play good defense. When most coaches adopt that philosophy, they usually approach each game with the mentality that they’d rather win 17-16 than 34-31. That’s fine, because it plays to the under today. The Defenders have one of the better offenses in the XFL through two weeks but they’re also playing on the road, which could limit their scoring potential (especially if the Wildcats limit their possessions with their run-first approach).

XFL Week 3 Prediction: Defenders/Wildcats UNDER 44

Recent NFL Discussions

Free Service Plays For Tuesday 4/7/20 on Tue, Apr 2020 by Shazman
Newsletters For 4/1/20 - 4/7/20 on Sat, Apr 2020 by Shazman
Corona v. [ not beer] on Fri, Apr 2020 by Shazman
2020 NFL Draft Odds on Thu, Apr 2020 by Shazman

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Eagles bring in Darius Slay The Philadelphia Eagles addressed a need in the secondary on Thursday morning by trading for Darius Slay. How does it impact their Super Bowl odds?
Thumbnail AFC East Predictions: Pats Still Best Bet? Despite losing Tom Brady, are the Patriots still the best bet to win the AFC East in 2020-21? Or has the Bills surpassed New England as the new king? Let’s examine...
Thumbnail Saints, 49ers Top Teams to Win NFC? Despite Tom Brady joining the NFC South, are the New Orleans Saints still the team to beat, not only in that division, but the entire conference? At least one...
Thumbnail Updated AFC Championship Odds With Tom Brady no longer wreaking havoc in the conference, are the Chiefs the clear favorites to win the AFC title again next season? What about the Ravens, who earned...
Thumbnail Brady to Bucs: NFC South Latest Odds? With Tom Brady’s decision to leave the Patriots and the AFC East, how does his signing with the Bucs impact the NFC South Division? For the Bucs, their odds...

NFL Headlines