Los Angeles Wildcats vs. Seattle Dragons Betting Preview – XFL Week 6
After losing three straight games, Seattle is now in the cellar of the XFL West Division. However, they can slide ahead of the Wildcats in the standings should they find a way to win the matchup in week 6. Josh Johnson and his crew might have something to say about that, though, as Los Angeles is coming off of a 41-point outburst against Vipers.
XFL predictions for all of the week 6 games can be found on this page, but this betting preview is solely dedicated to breaking down the Sunday night tilt in Seattle.
Below you’ll find Wildcats vs. Dragons odds, my prediction, and a pick.
Wildcats vs. Dragons Odds
|XFL Team||BetOnline Spread||MyBookie Spread||Bovada Spread|
|Wildcats||(-2.5) -115||(-2.5) -110||(-2.5) -115|
|Dragons||(+2.5) -105||(+2.5) -110||(+2.5) -105|
The best sites for XFL betting opened this game with the Wildcats favored by 2, a line that has since been pushed up to LA -2.5. There’s a slight break in the juice if you choose to back Los Angeles at MyBookie, but you may want to act sooner rather than later.
By the time the Wildcats vs. Dragon games kicks off on Sunday evening, I wouldn’t be surprised if the line jumped up to Wildcats -3.
How the Wildcats Can Win
Hand the keys over to Josh Johnson and let him go to work.
LA trails only the high-octane Roughnecks when it comes to points per game and passing yards per game, and here’s the kicker that really impresses me about this organization.
The Wildcats’ +4 turnover differential is tied for tops in the league.
As long as Los Angeles can take care of the football and not give Seattle a short field, this offense should be able to put up more than enough points to score a victory.
How the Dragons Can Win
Blitz Josh Johnson relentlessly and make him uncomfortable.
I’m not purposely trying to make this game all about the Wildcats’ starting quarterback, but LA is the least efficient team in the XFL when it comes to running the football. Seattle ranks dead last when it comes to defending the pass, so you can quickly see what Winston Moss’ game plan will look like.
Los Angeles threw the ball on 74% of their plays in week 5 — a number that should remain steady if not increase in week 6.
Coach Zorn needs to send the message that applying pressure on Johnson throughout the game is the key to the Dragons having an opportunity to win. Seattle can pound the football with a trio of capable RBs, and draining the clock on offense will keep Johnson and the Wildcats offense on the sidelines.
An ugly slugfest with not a lot of scoring is exactly what the Dragons want to see.
Wildcats vs. Dragons Prediction
I’m not ready to subscribe to the belief that B.J. Daniels is a legitimate XFL quarterback, and the Dragons secondary has been leaky all year. If there was ever an opportunity for Josh Johnson to have a field day slinging the pigskin around, Sunday’s matchup at CenturyLink Field might just be it.
Seattle is reeling, having dropped three in a row, while it’s quite evident how explosive the Wildcats can be. Nobody would argue that Los Angeles is the better team on paper, and Wildcats can ill-afford to lose a game like this if they plan on making a run at the playoffs.
If that assessment isn’t a direct indication of who I’m backing in this one, here’s how I’ll sum things up.
LA strikes me as a team on the rise that is just starting to figure things out, while Seattle remains a work in progress.
Prediction – Wildcats 27, Dragons 19
Wildcats vs. Dragons Pick
Laying -110 is better than laying -115, but the key here is to grab hold of the Wildcats before this line gets any higher. The fact that you have to lay -115 should hint at the fact that the top XFL sportsbooks online are on the verge of moving this line to 3.
Noah Davis, our resident XFL expert, wasn’t shy about picking LA to cover in his best XFL bet in week 6. As long as he’s got room for me on the Wildcats bandwagon, I’m hopping right on board.
Wildcats vs. Dragons – How to Watch
- When: Sunday, March 15th
- What Time: 7:00 pm EST
- Where: CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA
- Coverage: ESPN2
Watching this game on ESPN2 is the best way to soak up the action. In fact, it could be your only option.
Due to the concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the Dragons could be hosting this game with no more than 250 individuals present. Regardless of who’s permitted to enter into CenturyLink Field, this will be a new feeling for Jim Zorn and his franchise. Week 6 marks the first time Seattle will play an XFL game on a Sunday after playing on Saturday during each of the first five weeks.
Speaking of playing on Sunday, the Wildcats aren’t complaining. LA is 2-1 on the “final day of the week,” compared to being winless on Saturdays (0-2).