- There are +155 odds on the XFL playing a game in 2022.
- The XFL has suggested that they are eying a 2023 return.
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, along with a handful of others have become the new owners of the XFL organization, hoping to revive it for its third go-around.
LAS VEGAS – After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the XFL season back in 2020 and forced them out of a 2021 season, a lot has changed in the league since then. Arguably, the biggest change being the new ownership group that includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Anything that Johnson touches usually turns to gold so maybe the third time really is the charm for the XFL when they take the field again.
What Are Sportsbooks Leaning Toward?
With all of the changes and new ownership, legal sports betting sites have listed odds as to whether or not the XFL will make a return in 2022. The question presented to sports bettors on these platforms looks a little something like this:
Will The XFL Play A Game In 2022?
- Yes (+155)
- No (-220)
There was recently some traction about the XFL making a return in 2022 as they discussed a partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL) about combining the two leagues. However, those talks have ultimately fallen through which means any chance of a 2022 return is unlikely to occur, being the main reason behind the odds given on the wager.
“While our discussions with the CFL did not ultimately lead to a collaboration, the effort reinforced our belief and commitment to developing the XFL for international spring football. We look forward to seeing everyone for kickoff in spring of 2023,” said the league in a statement to the Sports Business Journal.
With that, it is clear that the league is shifting its focus to launching once again in 2023, where they will be able to work out the structure and format better by giving themselves a longer timeframe for a launch.
All in all, bettors looking to make easy money can take the favorite XFL odds on this one, as it seems crystal clear on what the intentions of the XFL are. Gamblers can also look out for other XFL betting odds that may pop up on the subject of a potential 2023 return for some easy money wagers as more news on the subject comes to light.
Samuel has been writing professionally for 4 years. He comes from a sports writing background where he enjoys writing mostly about basketball and football both professional and collegiate. He is a recent graduate of Florida State University where he majored in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. During his free time, you can find him watching or playing sports as well as playing videogames and listening to music.