BC Lions at Calgary Stampeders Week 18 CFL Picks & Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
The BC Lions head to McMahon Stadium to play the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Calgary as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49.5.
The Lions are 8-6 against the spread this season and their over/under record is 4-8-2. The Stampeders are 8-6 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-8.
The BC Lions will be hoping to keep their playoff hopes alive on Saturday night when they visit the Calgary Stampeders. Calgary is clearly the better team in this matchup as they have the higher scoring offense and the stingier defense. When these two teams met up back in Week 8, the Stampeders were able to pull off a 27-18 victory at home.
Valuable BC Lions Betting Trends
The BC Lions are 4-8-2 against the over/under
The BC Lions are 8-6 against the spread
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
The Calgary Stampeders are 6-8 against the over/under
The Calgary Stampeders are 8-6 against the spread
Key BC Lions Injuries
09/17/18 QB Travis Lulay Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
No key injuries to report
BC Lions Stats
The Lions have had a very inconsistent offense throughout the season this year, but their defense has been able to keep them in most games. They are currently ranked near the bottom of the league in scoring with just 23.6 points per game through 14 games due in large part to their poor rushing game. On defense, though, they are fourth in the league in points allowed, third in sacks, and they have been able to come away with the most interceptions.
BC's top offensive player has been wide receiver Bryan Burnham, who has been able to catch 56 passes for 798 yards and seven touchdowns. Running back Jeremiah Johnson has also had a pretty good year by rushing for 633 yards and five touchdowns on 5.28 yards per carry. Quarterback Jonathon Jennings has thrown for 1,427 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Veteran defensive end Odell Willis is having yet another solid season for BC's defense, coming up with 18 tackles and he is second in the league in sacks with nine. Defensive back Anthony Orange has also been excellent for the Lions, picking up 42 tackles and five interceptions, returning one interception for a touchdown. Defensive back T.J Lee has 66 total tackles, three interceptions and one forced fumble on the year.
Calgary Stampeders Stats
Calgary has been the best all-around team in the CFL so far this season by having a balanced offensive attack and the top defense in the league. On offense they are second in the league in scoring and they have held onto possession for more time than any other team. On the defensive side of the ball, they have given up just 19 points per game and they have been able to force the most fumbles.
Stampeders wide receiver Kamar Jorden, who was the CFL Top Performer of the Month back in August, has been able to catch 55 passes for 944 yards and six scores. Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is having one of the best seasons of his career as well by completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 4,136 yards, 29 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. The team's leading rusher is Don Jackson, who has been able to rush for 708 yards and two touchdowns while averaging six yards per carry.
Linebacker Alex Singleton has been a great leader for Calgary's defense this year and he currently leads the CFL in total tackles with 100. Defensive end Micah Johnson has 21 tackles on the year and he has come up with a career-high 10 sacks. Defensive back Emanuel Davis has 45 tackles and a team-best four interceptions in his first season with the Stamps.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Stampeders -3.5
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