Welcome back XFL Fans! Week 8 of the 2023 season is behind us, and it’s time to calculate the XFL Predictions for Week 9. @TheBrysh Power Rankings (PR’s) are calculated using a proprietary algorithm, @TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions. Week 8 predictions for @TheBrysh were 3/4, for a season total of 19/32 or 59% on straight up wins. As the weeks progress, the numbers get dialled in and the predictions become even more accurate. Point spreads are courtesy of The VSiN Network and are accurate at the time of writing.

XFL Week 9 Expert Predictions for all games this week, plus a recap from last week's action. Includes Power Rankings, narrative summaries and graphics.


Vegas Vipers @ Houston Roughnecks(-6) The Vegas Vipers are 2-6 this season for a good reason, poor offence and poor defence has only led to wins over the Brahmas and the hapless Guardians. Houston bounced back with a close 19-17 victory last week, to take the lead in the South Division standings. The oddsmakers have the Roughnecks as 6 point favourites, but @TheBrysh calls for a big 29-19 win for Houston.

ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 11: Houston Roughnecks quarterback Cole McDonald (14) runs the ball during the XFL football game between the Houston Roughnecks and the Orlando Guardians on March 11, 2023 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL.(Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Orlando Guardians @ San Antonio Brahmas(-1) @TheBrysh identifies this matchup as the most likely to disappoint the fans, with two unimpressive teams battling for last place. The only thing worse than the Guardians defence, is the Brahmas offence, a formula for a sleep inducing performance of errors and poor judgement. Orlando was blessed by some Greater Power when they beat the Defenders, the will not win another game, leaving the Brahmas with an easy victory 22-14.

ORLANDO, FL – FEBRUARY 26: San Antonio Brahmas running back Kalen Ballage (11) runs the ball during the XFL game between the San Antonio Brahmas and the Orlando Guardians on February 26, 2023 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL (Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Arlington Renegades @ DC Defenders(-8) The 7-1 Defenders have clinched a playoff spot, but because of their embarrassing loss to the Guardians, have NOT clinched first place. Arlington squeaked out a win last week, but confirmed that they cannot put offensive points on the board. @TheBrysh says that DC should have no problem blowing out the Renegades, and clinching 1st in the North Division, with a decisive win 29-19.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 27: Briley Moore-McKinney #88 of the DC Defenders celebrates with teammates after a play during the second half of the XFL game at Audi Field on March 27, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Seattle Sea Dragons @ St Louis Battlehawks(-2) This is the most consequential matchup of the week, Seattle and St. Louis are in a dead heat race for the remaining playoff spot in the North Division. These teams met up in Week 2, where the Battlehawks took a close victory 20-18 over the home team Sea Dragons. This week the ‘Hawks have the home field advantage , along with 30,000 rabid fans backing them up. @TheBrysh calls for a big Battlehawks win 31-23, to take St. Louis one step closer to possibly challenging DC for 1st in the North Division.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 05: A.J. McCarron #10 of the St Louis Battlehawks reacts to a play against the DC Defenders during the first half of the XFL game at Audi Field on March 5, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh

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