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XFL Week 8 Preview: San Antonio Brahmas (2-5) Prediction, Odds, Depth Charts

The San Antonio Brahmas sought out their second consecutive win last week against the Vegas Vipers. However, things did not go their way, and they ended up with a bad loss as a result.

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

Over/Under: 40

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.


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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Have worked with various sports websites since 2014. Currently covering the San Antonio Brahmas for XFL News Hub and working as an associate editor at ClutchPoints.

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