The BattleHawks have the league’s best rushing attack, averaging 157.7 yards per game on the ground through three weeks. Matt Jones is tops in the XFL with 224 yards.
The BattleHawks (2-1) are tied for first place in the East division with the DC Defenders. They will have to rely heavily on their run game if they will have success against the Dragons.
The Dragons (1-2) are already two games behind first place Houston in the West division, and don’t want to fall three games behind.
XFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis
The BattleHawks hold the edge in the statistical department in this matchup. They hold the advantage in eight of the nine major categories. St. Louis has allowed six fewer points than the Dragons and 6.7 points scored than them. The Dragons’ only edge on paper; they are tied for second overall in turnovers with a plus-three ratio.
This will be the second home game of the season for the BattleHawks, they are a perfect 1-0 in their only home appearance, while the Dragons are 0-1 on the road this season.
The Dragons are coming off a 24-12 loss to the Renegades in week 3. In that contest they held a 12-6 lead at halftime, but they melted down in the second half. Seattle did not score a point in the final 30 minutes, and were held to just four first downs.
Quarterback Brandon Silvers is fifth in the XFL in passing with 512 yards and his number one target is Receiver Austin Proehl with 168 yards on the season.
Of note, Linebacker Steven Johnson led the Dragons in tackles for a third straight week registering 14 in week three.
St. Louis BattleHawks
The BattleHawks have the league’s best rushing attack, averaging 157.7 yards per game on the ground through three weeks. Former Washington Running back Matt Jones leads the league in rushing with 224 yards.
Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu has been a nice surprise to the BattleHawks. The former Mississippi pivot is second among all XFL Quarterback’s, throwing for 612 yards through three weeks of the season.
They’re also getting it done on the defensive side, allowing the second-fewest points per game. The BattleHawks have yielded just 46 points against, one more than the league leading Dallas Renegades in that department.
Seattle Dragons vs. St. Louis BattleHawks Prediction
BattleHawks 24 Dragons 10