XFL: Guardians vs Brahmas Odds, and Picks (Apr 15)
- The Guardians came up short against the Renegades, losing 18-16.
- San Antonio fell to the Roughnecks, 17-15, in overtime on Sunday.
- These two teams last met on February 26, in a game that the Brahmas won 30-12.
The Guardians (1-7) and the Brahmas (2-6) take each other on in a bottom-dwelling XFL matchup. San Antonio is seeking to keep their fringe playoff hopes alive, while Orlando will attempt to play the spoiler.
How to Watch
- Where: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
- When: Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 7 p.m ET
- How to Watch: ESPN2
Orlando was unable to defeat the Renegades on Saturday, falling to 1-7 on the season. Any minor hopes of making a late-season playoff push, after winning their first game against the 6-0 Defenders, have now evaporated. The Guardians are officially eliminated from playoff contention, and will shift their focus to building on the positives from the past couple of weeks. They can eliminate a division rival with a win here.
The Brahmas lost in similar fashion to the Guardians last week, also falling at home by 2 points. San Antonio is technically still alive in the playoff race, but they need to finish 2-0 and have the Renegades finish 0-2 in order to have a chance at making it. With the 7-1 Defenders up next week, they need to avoid losing in a trap game against the Guardians. A loss in either game will put an end to the Brahmas season.
Both of these two teams have struggled all season long, posting a combined 3-13 record through the first 8 weeks. The advantage here definitely goes to the Brahmas, who are still playing with the motivation of their postseason hopes being alive, as well as home-field advantage. That being said, the Guardians have improved lately, and could certainly claim an upset here. I see San Antonio coming away with a 20-16 win.