St. Louis Battlehawks at Houston Roughnecks 4/2/23 - XFL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/28/2023 at 8:24 PM ET

St. Louis Battlehawks at Houston Roughnecks 4/2/23 - XFL Picks & Predictions

Saint Louis Battlehawks will be on the road this week for a match up in Houston against the Houston roughnecks. St. Louis comes into week 7 with a 4-2 record overall following a 23 point blowout of Vegas a week ago. Offensively St. Louis dominated the game compiling 328 total yards of offense leading to 29 total points in the game including 17 in the 2nd quarter. Defensively St. Louis controlled the game as well allowing just six points on 230 total yards of offense.

Quarterback AJ McCarron led the show for the Saint Louis offense completing 23 of 29 passes for 236 yards and three scores and ran the ball four times for 18 yards as well. Brian Hill led all ball carriers for Saint Louis with 62 yards on 13 carries and Kareem Walker chipped in four carries for 15 yards and one score. Darrius Shepherd proved to be the primary target in the Saint Louis offense with 79 yards and two touchdowns on 7 grabs.

The Houston Roughnecks return home this week 4-2 overall this season following an 11 point loss to the DC defenders. Offensively Houston did move the ball well compiling 360 total yards to score 26 total points in the game but turned the ball over one time and converted just 54.5% of their third downs resulting in the loss. Defensively Houston had a terrible game giving up 356 total yards as DC compiled 37 points after a 20 point second half.

Brandon Silvers led the way for the Houston offense completing 10 of 17 passes for 111 yards, while Cole McDonald completed eight passes for 194 yards and one touchdown to go along with 37 yards and one score rushing as well. Max Borghi added 25 yards and two scores on 11 carries and Deontay Burnett chipped in 122 yards and one touchdown on four grabs as well.

Both teams come into this game having good years as each team has won 4 out of 6 games. With that being said Houston will have the advantage with the slightly better overall team and the home fans on their side. Take Houston to do enough this week against St. Louis to get the home win and cover leading to their 5th win of the season. Final Score Prediction, Houston Roughnecks win and cover 27-20.

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