As we head into the first half of Week 9 XFL action, football fans are gearing up for a tight XFL playoff race. Let’s take a closer look at each game on the XFL Football schedule and what to expect from the competing teams.
For those wondering, “What football games are on today?” there are two XFL games scheduled on the agenda for Saturday, April 15th.
XFL Football Game Today
Vipers (2-6) at Roughnecks (5-3)
Saturday, April 15, 12:30 PM ET
ABC / ESPN+
Location: TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
Line: HOU -6.5
ESPN broadcast team – Tom Hart, Greg McElroy, Cole Cubelic, Katie George
The Vegas Vipers are coming off a loss against the St. Louis Battlehawks in Week 8, while the Houston Roughnecks took a close victory against the San Antonio Brahmas. The Roughnecks have consistently been one of the stronger teams in the league, and their offense is expected to overpower the Vipers’ defense. However, the Vipers have shown they can surprise, so don’t count them out just yet.
The Vipers face an uphill battle against the 5-3 Roughnecks. With a 2-6 record, the Vipers will need to step up their game to cover the 6.5-point spread. The over/under for this matchup is set at 44, so expect a relatively high-scoring game.
Guardians (1-7) at Brahmas (2-6)
Saturday, April 15, 7:00 PM ET
ESPN2 / ESPN+
Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Line: SA -1.5
ESPN broadcast team – Lowell Galindo, Sam Acho, Ian Fitzsimmons, Kris Budden
The Orlando Guardians are coming off a narrow loss against the Arlington Renegades, while the Brahmas suffered a close loss to the Houston Roughnecks. Both teams will be hungry for a win in this matchup, but the Guardians have been slightly more consistent this season. Expect a hard-fought game with a close finish.
In a close contest, the 1-7 Guardians take on the 2-6 Brahmas. The Brahmas are slight favorites with a 1.5-point spread. This game’s over/under is set at a modest 39 points, indicating a lower-scoring matchup.
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