- The Houston Roughnecks host the Seattle Dragons in Week 5 of the XFL season.
- A Dragons employee tested positive for the coronavirus, but the virus should not affect the game.
- Houston is looking to continue their win streak and remain undefeated.
HOUSTON – The Seattle Dragons travel to face off against the Houston Roughnecks in an XFL West matchup. The Roughnecks are current favorites to take the victory.
The Dragons are at the bottom of the conference, losing in Week 4 to the St Louis Battlehawks. With the halfway point of the season coming up, Seattle needs a win to keep their season alive. Legal sports betting sites aren’t expecting an upset though, as Seattle has long odds.
Bettors should note that even though a Seattle Dragons employee who worked at a concession stand in February has tested positive for the coronavirus, this has not affected the games moving forward.
Week 5 Betting Odds
Despite the coronavirus scare, things are well underway as the Dragons travel to Houston.
The current XFL betting lines have the Roughnecks as the clear favorites, with -550 odds to stay undefeated. Houston is the only undefeated team left in the league.
Houston Roughnecks vs Seattle Dragons
Spread: Houston -12.5
Moneyline: Houston -550, Seattle +385
Houston QB PJ Walker has emerged as the MVP front runner, with -149 odds to claim the award at the end of the season. He has so far thrown for 13 touchdowns in four games, averaging at least two touchdowns a game.
WR Cam Philips leads the league in receiving yards a 333, giving the Roughnecks the number one offense in the league.
The Dragons, however, have struggled. With a current record of 1-3, Seattle is in the bottom tier of teams. With BJ Daniels now taking the helm as the starting QB, it is possible that Seattle may be able to turn their season around.
Seattle does have the potential to surge ahead as they hold three of the five longest offensive plays this season. If they can catch a spark, they may be able to catch Houston off-guard.
Sports bettors will have a lot to think about when betting on Week 5 of the XFL season.
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