Betting on the St. Louis BattleHawks
The new XFL football league has come to the St. Louis area in the form of the St. Louis BattleHawks, and with it, pro football betting once again has a place in the region. Football bettors are lining up to wager on their favorite XFL teams and are puffing out their chests for the kickoff of the 2020 XFL season.
Before 2015, St. Louis was the home of the NFL’s Rams, when they returned to Los Angeles. But who wants to be a sheep, anyway? Now, the BattleHawks glide into St. Louis to build a nest, develop a perennial XFL powerhouse, and ruffle the feathers of the NFL.
The best online betting sites are geared up for the season, and XFL betting has never been easier. Read through our robust betting guide for all the information you need to wager on the BattleHawks and the new XFL.
St. Louis BattleHawks Betting Odds & Team Info
The BattleHawks are ready to shred the competition for the XFL 2020 season, and oddsmakers are lining up to provide attractive lines for St. Louis bettors. We have all the latest odds for the St. Louis BattleHawks below, but be sure to keep checking back for new and up-to-date XFL weekly lines.
St. Louis, MO
The Dome at America’s Center
Navy, Blue, and Gray
Head Coach and GM:
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Is XFL Betting Legal?
As long as you place your bets at an online or brick and mortar sportsbook that is operating legally offshore or domestically, then yes, it is perfectly legal. The sportsbooks you see on this page are all operating legally within the industry and are either independently licensed or are owned and operated by a parent company that holds licensing credentials.
So if you live in a state that has not yet legalized local sports betting, or you simply prefer the online betting options from international sportsbooks, you can place your bets at legitimate offshore sports betting sites without violating any state or federal gambling laws. The exceptions are CT and WA, both of which have prohibited all forms of online gambling, and the state of NJ, which has convinced offshore sportsbooks to exit the NJ gambling market.
St. Louis BattleHawks Coaches
Head Coach/GM: Jonathan Hayes
Jonathan Hayes is a former standout tight end at the University of Iowa. After his senior season in 1985, he was drafted by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent the next nine years. Hayes then moved to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the final three years of his NFL playing career, after which he directed his aim toward a future in coaching.
Hayes joined current Dallas Renegades head coach Bob Stoops' staff at the University of Oklahoma as a tight end coach in 1999. While there, he won a national title. In 2003, Hayes was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as a tight ends coach, and he remained there until 2018 when the team parted ways with head coach Marvin Lewis.
The 2020 season will mark the first time that Hayes has held the position of head coach, and his professional career has come full circle, back to Missouri where it all began. While the Bengals ran a balanced offensive attack during his time there, it remains to be seen whether the BattleHawks offense will favor the pass or the run. The team name obviously implies an emphasis on the air game, but the only sure thing is that Coach Hayes will have opposing defenses sweating the BattleHawks’ every move as they try to figure out what he’s up to.
2020 St. Louis BattleHawks Roster
Battlehawks Notable Players
2019 XFL Draft Recap
2020 St. Louis BattleHawks Schedule
Week 1: @ Dallas Renegades
Week 2: @ Houston Roughnecks
Week 3: New York Guardians
Week 4: Seattle Dragons
Week 5: @ DC Defenders
Week 6: @ Tampa Bay Vipers
Week 7: Los Angeles Wildcats
Week 8: @ New York Guardians
Week 9: Tampa Bay Vipers
Week 10: DC Defenders
Eastern Conference Playoffs: Saturday, April 18 at 3 PM
XFL Championship Game: Sunday, April 26 at 3 PM
XFL Salaries - St. Louis Battlehawks
The St. Louis BattleHawks salary structure will be the same as all other teams in the XFL. Based on what we’ve heard so far, the average salary for an XFL player will be $55,000 or so. Weekly roster bonuses will be awarded based on player availability, and a winner’s share bonus will be given to the team that is victorious each game.
Quarterbacks and other skill position players that produce at a high level will have a chance to earn a salary that is considerably higher than the league average. These increases in pay will be based mainly on incentives being met, as is the case for the XFL coaching staff salary, which tops out at $500,000 annually.