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Week 3 lines released for XFL

The strongest teams have started to emerge after two weeks of play in the XFL, and that is reflected in the Week 3 lines.

The D.C. Defenders and Houston Roughnecks are road favorites this week after being the only teams in the league to start 2-0. The preseason favorite Dallas Renegades are also road favorites after picking up their first win.

On Saturday, Houston is a 5½-point favorite at the Tampa Bay Vipers (total 47), and Dallas is a 4½-point favorite at the Seattle Dragons (44½), using lines at the Westgate on Monday.

On Sunday, the St. Louis Battlehawks are 7½-point home favorites against the New York Guardians (42), and D.C. is a 7-point favorite at the Los Angeles Wildcats (45½).

In Week 2, D.C. rolled to a 27-0 victory over New York as a 7-point home favorite on Saturday, and Seattle beat Tampa Bay 17-9 as a 1-point home underdog.

Last Sunday, Dallas covered as a 6½-point road favorite in a 25-18 win at Los Angeles. Houston defeated St. Louis 28-24, but the Battlehawks scored with 1:50 remaining to cover as 7½-point road underdogs. That was the only game to go over the total, making unders 6-2 in the XFL this season (7-1 depending on the number).

Favorites are 5-3 straight up and 4-4 against the spread this season, and home teams are 6-2 straight up and 5-3 ATS.

In futures, D.C. and Houston are co-favorites to win the title at 2-1 at the Westgate. Dallas (1-1) is second at 4-1, followed by St. Louis (1-1) at 10-1, New York (1-1) and Tampa Bay (0-2) at 14-1, Seattle (1-1) at 18-1 and Los Angeles (0-2) at 25-1.

Contact Jim Barnes at jbarnes@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0277. Follow @JimBarnesLV on Twitter.

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