XFL: Vipers vs Battlehawks Odds, and Picks (Apr 8)

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  • The Vipers pummeled the Brahmas last week, winning by a score of 26-12.
  • St. Louis surged past the Roughnecks, 24-15, improving to 5-2 on the year.
  • These two teams last met on March 25, in a game that the Battlehawks won 29-6.

The Vipers (2-5) and the Battlehawks (5-2) will meet for an XFL rematch. Vegas has been eliminated from playoff contention, but will still be seeking to redeem their bad loss against St. Louis from two weeks ago.

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How to Watch

  • Where: The Dome at America’s Center, St. Louis, MO
  • When: Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 1 p.m ET
  • Howย toย Watch: ESPN



Game Preview

Vegas got a great win last week, blowing past the Brahmas en route to a 26-12 victory. Unfortunately, the Vipers are stuck in a brutal north division, where their 2-5 record has them sitting 3 games out of 3rd place in the division. This resulted in their elimination from playoff contention, so the Vipers will be playing for pride from here on out. They’ve been heating up, and could still cause trouble for their next opponents.

The Battlehawks got another solid win on Sunday, taking down the competitive Roughnecks in Houston. Their elite defense continues to be their main calling card, although QB A.J. McCarron and the offense have been playing much better as well lately. St. Louis has one of the XFL’s top teams, but is still in danger of missing the playoffs thanks to a brutal division. The pressure is on to win this game with Seattle up next.


When these two teams last met in Vegas, the Battlehawks ran away with a blowout road victory. That doesn’t bode well for the Vipers chances of winning this one in St. Louis, although I do expect this game to be closer than their first matchup. Despite it being closer, I still see the Battlehawks coming away with the win with much more on the line for them. I’ll take St. Louis to defeat the Vipers here by a score of 22-13.



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.