This week, the team needs a win. San Antonio begins a three-game homestand to end the season, and their first opponent of the homestand is a division rival.
The Brahmas welcome the Houston Roughnecks for Week 8. The Roughnecks have not had the best of times as of late. Houston began the season 4-0, but have dropped three straight contests.
Can the Brahmas pull off an ever-important win with their playoff hopes hanging by a thread? Or will the Roughnecks get back on track after their impressive start to the season? Here is a look at the game from the Brahmas perspective.
San Antonio Brahmas (2-5) vs. Houston Roughnecks (4-3)
Kickoff: Sunday, April 9, 2PM CT/3PM ET
Location: The Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
The Brahmas and Roughnecks are playing in a dome this weekend, so they won’t have anything weather related to worry about. However, fans traveling to the game should have no issues.
The current weather forecasts call for a high temperature of 72 degrees on Sunday in San Antonio. Clouds will move in during the afternoon hours, but rain is not in the forecast as of this writing.
Betting Odds via DraftKings
Spread: Houston Roughnecks -5
Moneyline: Houston Roughnecks -205, San Antonio Brahmas +175
San Antonio Brahmas Depth Chart
San Antonio Brahmas Injury Report
The Brahmas have not released game designations for their injured players. In any event, here is a look at the team’s up-to-date injury report as of early Friday morning.
DID NOT PRACTICE:
OL Maea Teuhema – Ankle
DE Mike Tverdov – Ankle
OL Norman Price – Knee
San Antonio Brahmas Prediction
The Brahmas nearly defeated the Roughnecks in their previous matchup. San Antonio could chalk up that loss to poor offensive playcalling on a goal-to-go situation in the second half.
The Brahmas have a new offensive coordinator, but things haven’t gotten much better on that side of the ball. San Antonio has rotated quarterbacks, and it doesn’t seem like they have a set identity right now.
This has all the makings of a “get right” game for the Roughnecks. They should come out on top in this one. However, the Brahmas could definitely keep this a close game throughout.
Prediction: Houston Roughnecks 20, San Antonio Brahmas 17
Featured Photo Credit: Kevin Terrell/XFL
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