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Los Angeles Wildcats XFL Season Preview: Predictions & Best Bets

Los Angeles Wildcats XFL Season Preview: Predictions & Best Bets

By Alex Alarcon

The 2020 XFL season will kick-off once again this weekend as there is more football to watch a week after the biggest game of them all, the Super Bowl. It may have taken a 20-year hiatus, but the XFL is coming back with eight brand new franchisees ready to take over the football industry. One of those teams being the Los Angeles Wildcats who will be playing out of Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the MLS LA Galaxy. Let’s dive straight into the Los Angeles Wildcats XFL Season Preview. Looking for game predictions? Check out our XFL Predictions now!

LA Wildcats Head Coach

For the Wildcats, they will be led by Winston Moss who already is a champion and looking to bring one here in Los Angeles. Winston brings on board nearly twenty years coaching, including 12 as associate NFL head coach. He was also the Assistant head coach/LB coach for Super Bowl XLV-champion Green Bay Packers. Lastly, he started his love for the game on the field where he played for 11 years with the Buccaneers, Raiders, and Seahawks

LA Wildcats Key Players

QB Josh Johnson: The veteran quarterback is looking to end on a good note for his career as the start has been a pretty bumpy road. Johnson started three games for the Washington Redskins in 2018 and also had appearances with the  Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He comes into this new season with a 1-7 record as a starter.

OT Storm Norton: Someone has to protect the veteran QB and that will be Storm Norton who is a straight-up monster. One of the younger players on the roster, the 25-year old is still looking to kick-start his career as he had a short stint with the Minnesota Vikings back in 2018. I’ll see if anyone can get around this 6-8, 308-pound monster.

DE Shawn Oakman: Remember the photo of the Baylor player that took over the internet as he looked like a monster from a different planet? Well, that player was Shawn Oakman and he will get a second chance with the Wildcats. He was originally cut back in December but it seems as if Coach Moss will give him one more go.

LA Wildcats Win Total: O/U 4.0 Wins

Love the value here on the Wildcats for this win total future bet. Looking at their schedule, it is pretty tough to start, however, the final weeks taking on the Seattle Dragons twice, and St. Louis Battlehawks should be easy wins. Even if Josh Johnson struggles to start the season or is unable to play because of his injuries, the Wildcats have enough talent to at least get them four wins for a push. BET: Over 4.0 Wins

LA Wildcats Championship Odds (+750)

Remember the LA Xtreme? They brought the same championship attitude into the XFL back 20 years ago and won it all. Now QB Josh Johnson along with WR’s Nelson Spruce and Jordan Smallwood might not be the sexiest offense in the XFL, but they can gut out some tough wins. I love the value here especially since it keeps rising and rising. You gotta take a longshot on one of these championship odds and that belongs to the LA Wildcats. BET: Wildcats Championship +750

LA Wildcats Full Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College
2 McClendon Jalan QB 6-4 222 Baylor
3 Kanoff Chad QB 6-4 205 Princeton
6 Schmidt Colton P 5-11 224 California-Davis
8 Johnson Josh QB 6-3 205 San Diego
9 Novak Nick K 5-11 202 Maryland
10 Whitfield Kermit WR 5-7 185 Florida State
11 Spruce Nelson WR 6-1 206 Colorado
15 McBride Tre WR 6-0 200 William & Mary
17 Greene Jalen WR 6-1 205 Utah State
18 Jennings Adonis WR 6-2 203 Temple
20 Dunlap Jaylen CB 6-0 186 Illinois
21 Diggs Mar’Sean SAF 6-1 218 Alabama-Birmingham
22 Couplin Jerome SAF 6-1 213 William & Mary
23 Stevens Mike CB 5-11 185 North Carolina State
24 Rose Larry RB 5-9 192 New Mexico State
25 Tatum Roman CB 5-11 174 Southern Illinois
26 Springs Arrion CB 5-11 208 Oregon
27 Miller Harlan CB 5-11 182 Southeast Louisiana
28 Carter Martez RB 5-7 210 Grambling State
29 Tocho Jack SAF 6-0 202 North Carolina State
32 Wiley LaDarius SAF 6-1 209 Vanderbilt
33 Harris Dujuan RB 5-7 206 Troy
34 Hood Elijah RB 5-11 232 North Carolina
36 Dixon Ahmad SAF 6-0 212 Baylor
44 Mays Willie LB 6-4 242 Tiffin
45 Navarro Ryan LS 6-0 234 Oregon State
50 Gause Quentin LB 6-0 232 Rutgers
52 Williams Tre’ LB 6-2 236 Auburn
54 Jones Taiwan LB 6-2 245 Michigan State
56 Siragusa Nico OG 6-4 319 San Diego State
57 Smith Will LB 6-2 231 Texas Tech
59 Lauina Fred OG 6-3 315 Oregon State
62 Wallace Dwayne OT 6-3 327 Kansas
66 Vahe Patrick OG 6-2 325 Texas
70 McKenzie Kahlil OG 6-3 320 Tennessee
72 Norton Storm OT 6-8 308 Toledo
73 Robinson Jaelin OT 6-5 336 Temple
74 Roemer Tyler OT 6-6 315 San Diego State
75 Maiava Lene OT 6-5 311.6 Arizona
77 Oakman Shawn DE 6-9 280 Baylor
80 Blacknall Saeed WR 6-2 209 Penn State
82 Barnes Brandon TE 6-4 255 Alabama State
84 Smallwood Jordan WR 6-2 225 Oklahoma
88 Hampton De’Quan WR 6-3 223 Southern California
90 Henderson Roderick DE 6-1 355 Baylor
91 Roberts Boogie DT 6-2 289 San Jose State
93 Sanders Trevon DT 6-2 327 Troy
94 Reed Cedric DE 6-5 259 Texas
95 Hughes Montori DT 6-4 350 Tennessee-Martin
96 Johnson Anthony LB 6-2 263 Louisiana State
98 Taylor Devin DE 6-8 267 South Carolina
99 Brady Latarius DT 6-2 281 Memphis

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Last updated: Fri 7th February 2020
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