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Defenders vs Brahmas Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Brahmas Look to Slay Best for XFL Postseason Berth

The San Antonio Brahmas managed to keep their head above water in Week 9 with a 25-23 win over the Orlando Guardians. Despite a 3-6 record, San Antonio remains alive for the final playoff spot in the XFL South. To make the postseason, the Brahmas must slay the XFL’s best, the D.C. Defenders (8-1).

The sportsbook anticipates this matchup to be close with the Defenders favored by three points. D.C. is 1-2 against the spread (ATS) in the last three games. Will San Antonio hand the Defenders their second loss of the season?

Defenders vs Brahmas Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Khari Lee #86 of the DC Defenders celebrates with teammates - Scott Taetsch/Getty Images/afp

D.C. Declining Ahead of Playoffs?

According to XFL lines, the Defenders are the favorites to win the championship (+110). D.C. is locked into the playoffs with the home-field advantage. However, it allowed 30.5 points per game in the last four.

This should sound off the alarms as the Defenders have been in back-and-forth affairs every week. They needed overtime to beat the Arlington Renegades in Week 9 as 8½-point favorites. Don’t forget the lone loss for D.C. was also the Orlando Guardians’ only win of the season. The Brahmas rank second-to-last in points per game, but the Renegades scored 26 against the Defenders as the XFL’s worst offense. D.C. has major defensive concerns that must be addressed.

XFL picks continue to back the Defenders due to their elite offense, which leads the league in points and rushing yards per game. However, the run game also has concerns after averaging 2.5 yards per carry in the last two games.

Brahmas Offense Shows Promise

San Antonio will need help to make the postseason. It must beat the Defenders and the Renegades must lose. Arlington faces the South’s top team in the Houston Roughnecks. Taking down D.C. is a tall ask, but if the Brahmas pull it off, their chances look good. According to Las Vegas XFL odds, the Renegades are favored by one point against the Roughnecks.

It’s unlikely San Antonio would make much noise in the postseason as the last choice in online gambling to win the title (+4500). However, who knows in this wild and inconsistent league? The Brahmas have dealt with quarterback issues most of the season. Jack Coan ranks last in passer rating. His recent performance with 302 yards while completing 25 of 31 passes provides hope. Is San Antonio’s offense finally turning the corner?

Defenders vs Brahmas Head-to-Head

Saturday’s matchup will be the first meeting between the Defenders and Brahmas.

Defenders vs Brahmas Game Information

  • Game: Defenders vs Brahmas
  • Date/time: Saturday, April 22, 3:00 pm ET
  • Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
  • Defenders vs Brahmas Live Stream: fubo.TV

Defenders vs Brahmas Game Weather Conditions

The weather will have no impact in the Alamodome.

Defenders vs Brahmas Betting Lines

Defenders vs Brahmas Picks and Prediction

Predicted Score: Defenders 30, Brahmas 22

Worth Betting ATS?

The Defenders’ recent struggles should be making more XFL news. D.C. dominated for weeks and suddenly it looks extremely vulnerable, yet it remains the title favorite by a decent margin. However, the Brahmas are a favorable matchup. San Antonio ranks in the bottom half in run defense and allowed 6.7 yards per carry last week. The Brahmas lead the XFL in allowed points per game, but D.C. has consistently torched the top defenses. Look for the Defenders to get back on track with a cover.

Worth Betting on the Totals?

San Antonio’s defense has impacted the projected total, which is 42. Against top-three scoring defenses, D.C. is averaging 31 points. Nothing has slowed the Defenders’ offense, and the Brahmas’ run defense has not played well. The Brahmas’ offense should also find success against the D.C. defense, especially with Coan finding his footing. Take the over.

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