The XFL is now entering week 3 of the regular season, and teams and fans around the world are excited and optimistic, given the initial response to the new American football league.
Week 1 was considered by many a huge success, according to TV ratings and attendance numbers. The first two XFL games (week 1) averaged 3.2 million viewers, but those numbers would dramatically decline for week two down to around 1.3 – 2.3 million viewers.
Attendance for the XFL games has exceeded many predictions so far, but the season still has a long way to go. In week one, all four games had an attendance between 17-18 thousand patrons, according to Pro Football Talk. Week 2 saw attendance totals jump due in part to the Seattle Dragons 29,000 fans who showed up to support their team. Other teams that hosted games in week one saw a slight decline in attendance.
Now that the league is looking like it is going to withstand the test of time, fans have begun looking seriously at 18 plus online sportsbooks and other ways to bet on the league. Not only do online sportsbooks operating offshore offer game lines and futures for the XFL, but in time we expect to see live betting options and proposition bets.
The first few weeks have seen a dramatic shift in the odds as teams are either overperforming or underperforming oddsmaker’s initial predictions. One of the more noticeable drops has been the Tampa Bay Vipers, who were considered one of the top contenders going into the season and are now sitting at +1100 after losing their first two games. Below you will see the current XFL Championship odds for all eight teams found at Bovada.
Odds To Win The 2020 XFL Championship Game
DC Defenders +190
Houston Roughnecks +225
New York Guardians +1200
Tampa Bay Vipers +1100
St. Louis BattleHawks +700
Dallas Renegades +700
Los Angeles Wildcats +1400
Seattle Dragons +1200
In addition to betting on XFL futures, 18+ online sportsbooks also have game lines. Below you will see week three game lines found at Bovada.
Team | Spread | Win | Total
Houston Roughnecks -6.5 (-120) | -305 | O45.5 (-105)
Tampa Bay Vipers +6.5 (EVEN) | +225 | U45.5 (-115)
Dallas Renegades -5.0 (-110) | -220 | O43.5 (-110)
Seattle Dragons +5.0 (-110) | +160 | U43.5 (-110)
New York Guardians +10.0 (-110) | +330 | O40.5 (-110)
St. Louis BattleHawks -10.0 (-110) | -500 | U40.5 (-110)
DC Defenders -8.0 (-115) | -425 | O44.0 (-105)
Los Angeles Wildcats +8.0 (-105) | +285 | U44.0 (-115)
In addition to online sportsbooks accepting us players over the age of 18, there are also several states that enacted sports betting laws. Most states only accept bets from residents over the age of 21; however, there are a few exceptions, including New Hampshire, Tennessee (awaiting launched), and Montana.
For 18-year-olds looking to bet on XFL games, the safest bet is online with offshore sportsbooks that accept US players. Not only do they embrace XFL betting odds, but they also offer several other services, including poker, casino, and horse betting under a single user account.