XFL: Roughnecks vs Renegades Odds, and Picks (Apr 23)

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  • The Roughnecks took down the Vipers, winning 28-21.
  • Arlington lost 28-26 to the Renegades in overtime.
  • These two teams last met on February 26, in a game the Roughnecks won 23-14.

The Roughnecks (6-3) and the Renegades (4-5) match up in a crucial XFL game. The Roughnecks have earned a playoff spot, but are aiming to build more momentum. Arlington can also clinch with a win here.

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How to Watch

  • Where: Choctaw Stadium, Arlington, TX
  • When: Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 3 p.m ET
  • How to Watch: ESPN



Game Preview

Houston got their 2nd consecutive win on Saturday, defeating the Vipers 28-21. They’ll aim to keep up their streaky ways by further building on this win streak. After winning 6 straight games to open the year, the Roughnecks lost 3 in a row, and have now won 2 straight. A win here would allow them to enter the playoffs on another win streak. Houston is locked into their division’s top spot, but will still play to win.

The Renegades nearly came back against the Defenders on Sunday, but came up short. They trailed 26-9 entering the 4th quarter, but managed to score 17 unanswered points and force overtime. A win would have clinched a playoff spot for Arlington, but instead they’ll be on the ropes for one more week. They control their own destiny, able to claim a spot with a win in this game, or alternatively, with a Brahmas loss.


This game could very well be a preview of the south division’s playoff game next week, though the location would change. Arlington will have a chance to prove that they belong in the playoffs and can compete with playoff teams by winning this game. They need their usually strong defense to bounce back, but I see the high motivation and home-field advantage being enough for the Renegades to get the win in this game.



Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.