New York Guardians vs. Houston Roughnecks - 3/14/20 XFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Roughnecks (5-0) vs. New York Guardians 3-2)
XFL Football: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Guardians +6.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5
The Houston Roughnecks and New York Guardians meet Saturday in XFL action at MetLife Stadium.
The Houston Roughnecks look for another victory to build on their impressive 5-0 record. The Houston Roughnecks have won their first two road games. PJ Walker is completing 65 percent of his passes for 1,338 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Walker has three or more touchdown passes in four of his five games. Cam Phillips and Nick Holley have combined for 722 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Kahlil Lewis has 24 receptions. The Houston Roughnecks ground game is averaging 83.6 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 221 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 22.2 points and 307.2 yards per game. Beniquez Brown leads the Houston Roughnecks with 36 tackles, DeMarquis Gates has two sacks and Cody Brown has two interceptions.
The New York Guardians look for a win after splitting their last four games. The New York Guardians have won their first two home games. Luis Perez is completing 62 percent of his passes for 418 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Perez and Matt McGloin have combined for four touchdowns and four interceptions. Colby Pearson and Mekale McKay have combined for 407 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jake Powell has 12 receptions. The New York Guardians ground game is averaging 98.6 yards per contest, and Darius Victor leads the way with 238 yards on 55 carries. Defensively, New York is allowing 17 points and 329.2 yards per game. Ben Heeney leads the New York Guardians with 30 tackles, Bunmi Rotimi has one sack and Andrew Soroh has one interception.
The Houston Roughnecks are undefeated and have an explosive offense, but teams have had success against their defense and three of their last four games have been decided by seven or less points. It's been an impressive start for the Roughnecks, but it's not like they'v proven to be this unbeatable powerhouse that's bulldozing through the league. The New York Guardians seem to be a solid defensive team up to this point and are unbeaten at home through two games. This should be a competitive contest. Give me the home team and the free touchdown.