Almost three years after their last game, the XFL finally returns to the field on Saturday when the Arlington Renegades and Vegas Vipers open the 2023 season at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In March 2020, the league was just five weeks into its 10-game season before canceling the remainder of its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A change of ownership and two aborted seasons later, the XFL is back with eight teams from Seattle to Washington, DC Bob Stoops is the coach of the Renegades while Rod Woodson is the coach of the Vipers.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET. Arlington is a 3.5 point favorite in the latest Renegades vs. Vipers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 36.5. Before you do any Vipers vs. Renegades tips or XFL predictions yourself, you need to see what pro football pundit RJ White has to say.
White, a fantasy and gambling editor for CBS Sports, consistently smashes against the spread, going 535-450-30 on his ATS picks from 2017-22, raking in more than $3,500 to $100 players. He also finished the NFL season with an incredible 107-80-6 on his last 193 against the spread and overall NFL picks during the 2022 NFL season, raking in over $1,800 for $100 bettors.
White defeated not only the NFL but also the XFL in his abbreviated 2020 season, going 16-4 on XFL ATS picks before the league suspended operations. Whoever followed him is way up.
Now he’s settled on Renegades vs. Vipers, releasing a confident anti-the-spread pick only available at SportsLine. Go to SportsLine to see it. Here are the XFL lines and trends for Vipers vs. Renegades:
- Distribution Renegades vs. Vipers: Arlington -3.5
- Renegades vs. Vipers over/under: 36.5 points
- Moneyline Renegades vs. Vipers: Arlington -165, Vegas +140
- ARL: TE Sal Cannella had 34 catches for 368 yards and two touchdowns in the 2022 USFL.
- VEG: QB Luis Perez completed 72% of his passing in the USFL in 2022.
- Renegades vs. Vipers tips: See tips at SportsLine
Why the Renegades can cover
Arlington has a proven coaching staff. Head coach Bob Stoops won a national championship and nine Big 12 titles in 18 seasons leading the Oklahoma Sooners. His associates include Jonathan Hayes and Chuck Long, both of whom trained under Stoops in Oklahoma. On Saturday they will face a Vipers team coached by Rod Woodson, who will make his debut as head coach.
In addition, Sal Cannella was the USFL’s top tight end last season. Cannella played for the New Orleans Breakers and caught 34 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns. In a playoff loss to Birmingham, Cannella had 12 catches for 154 yards.
Why the Vipers can cover
Vegas has a proven receiver of NFL caliber in Martavis Bryant. Bryant, now 31, had 145 receptions for 2,183 yards and 17 touchdowns in four seasons with the Steelers and Raiders. He hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2018 season, but in 2022 he had eight receptions for 93 yards and two touchdowns in four games with the Beasts of the Fan Controlled Football League.
In addition, the Vipers have a tackling machine at Vic Beasley. The former NFL linebacker had 37.5 sacks in six seasons with the Falcons and Raiders, including a career-best 15.5 in 2016. He is the only Falcon to have double-digit sacks in a season in the past 10 years.
How to do Renegades vs Vipers picks
White has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s leaning under the total, he’s discovered a crucial X-factor that makes one side of the spread a must. He only shares it at SportsLine.
Who will win Vipers vs Renegades? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Renegades vs. Vipers spread you should jump to, all from the top pro football expert, who grossed more than $1,800 in the NFL last season, and find it out.
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