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XFL Football Games on TV Today: Vipers vs. Battlehawks & Renegades vs Guardians, Odds (Sunday, April 8)

As we head into the second half of Week 8 XFL action, football fans are gearing up for a tight XFL playoff race. Let’s take a closer look at each game on the schedule and what to expect from the competing teams.

For those wondering, “What football games are on today?” there are two XFL games on the agenda for Sunday, April 9th.

XFL Football Game Today

Houston Roughnecks (4-3) vs. San Antonio Brahmas (2-5)

Date: Sunday, April 9 Time: 3:00 PM ET
Channel: ABC / ESPN+
Radio: ESPN Xtra on Sirius/XM

Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Line: HOU -5.0
Over/Under: 41

ESPN Team: Tom Hart, Greg McElroy, Cole Cubelic, Kris Budden

The Houston Roughnecks, after suffering three consecutive losses, will try to bounce back against the San Antonio Brahmas. The Roughnecks still boast an impressive defense, but the Brahmas won’t be pushovers. The game is expected to be a tight contest, as both teams look to prove themselves in this crucial matchup.

The Roughnecks are favored by 5 points in this matchup against the struggling Brahmas. With a better overall record and a stronger team on paper, it’s expected that Houston will secure the win. The over/under of 41 points indicates a potentially low-scoring game, so plan your bets accordingly.

D.C. Defenders (6-1) vs. Seattle Sea Dragons (5-2)

Date: Sunday, April 9
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: ESPN2 / ESPN+
Radio: ESPN Xtra on Sirius/XM

Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle, WA
Line: SEA -2.0
Over/Under: 47.5

ESPN Team: Roy Philpott, Eric Mac Lain, Dawn Davenport, Tiffany Blackmon

The D.C. Defenders, still reeling from their first loss of the season, will face off against the red-hot Seattle Sea Dragons. Seattle has been on a five-game winning streak, with their impressive offense and deep receiving corps being major factors. This game promises to be a clash of the titans, as the Defenders’ top-ranked status is put to the test against the surging Sea Dragons.

In what is arguably the most anticipated matchup of the weekend, the Sea Dragons are slight favorites over the Defenders with a 2-point spread. Both teams have had strong starts to the season, making this game hard to predict. The over/under of 47.5 suggests a high-scoring affair, so consider the offensive firepower of both teams when placing your bets.

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Mark Perry, a passionate sports journalist and the founder and editor of XFL News Hub, has been at the forefront of covering the XFL since its revival in 2018. Within days of the XFL's announced return, Mark initiated XFL News Hub to keep the fans abreast of every detail, game, and development of the league. Mark's extensive knowledge of the sport, combined with his unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive and accurate reporting, has made XFL News Hub the go-to platform for all things related to the XFL. His work over the years has brought him recognition in the world of sports journalism, solidifying his place as a leading voice in XFL coverage. Beyond just reporting, Mark believes in fostering a community around the XFL, engaging fans through his innovative content and discussions. If you have any inquiries, comments, or insights you'd like to share, Mark welcomes you to contact him directly at

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