BC Lions at Winnipeg Blue Bombers Week 4 CFL Picks & Predictions 7/7/2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Investors Group Field
The BC Lions head to Investors Group Field to play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Winnipeg as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 53.
The Lions are 1-1 against the spread this season and their over/under record is 1-1. The Blue Bombers are 2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1.
In a Week 4 matchup between two teams hoping to jump up in the West Division, the BC Lions will head out on the road trying to slow down the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday night. Winnipeg's offense has been the better of the two early on this season, and the two defenses have both been right around league-average. It's a tough one to predict, so the slight edge has to go to Winnipeg since they'll be playing in front of their home fans and they have a hot offense right now.
Valuable BC Lions Betting Trends
The BC Lions are 1-1 against the over/under
The BC Lions are 1-1 against the spread
Important Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 2-1 against the over/under
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 2-1 against the spread
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
No key injuries to report
BC Lions Stats
The Lions' offense has had a tough time staying on the field so far this season, averaging a league-low 26.2 possession minutes per game. They are in the middle of the pack in rushing yards, but they've averaged less than 200 passing yards per game and they've only been able to put up 22 points per game. Their defense has carried them for the most part, giving up just over 25 points per game and they rank near the top of the league in most other defensive categories.
Quarterback Jonathon Jennings has only been able to find the end zone twice through two games, but he has completed nearly 69 percent of his passes and he's rushed for 116 yards. His top target has been Emmanuel Arceneaux, who has caught seven passes for 106 yards but has yet to reach the end zone.
On the defensive side of the ball, BC has been led by linebacker Soloman Elimimian, who ranks near the top of the league with 17 tackles. Defensive back Otha Foster III has also played well and is currently tied for the team lead with one sack and also has 12 tackles.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Stats
Winnipeg has looked fantastic on offense so far this season. They currently lead the CFL with 103 points scored, they are by far the best rushing team in the league, and they have the most passing touchdowns with seven. They have one of the most aggressive offenses in the league, which is why they also happen to be near the bottom of the league in possession time.
Rookie quarterback Chris Streveler has exceeded most people's expectations so far, throwing for 570 yards with six touchdowns and just two interceptions, and also rushing for 183 yards. His top receiver has been veteran Weston Dressler, who has caught 12 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown. Running back Andrew Harris is currently fourth in the league in rushing with 201 yards to go along with his 91 receiving yards.
Linebacker Adam Bighill hasn't been able to pick up his first sack yet, but he is currently leading the league in tackles with 21. Defensive end Tristan Okpalaugo looks like he is going to have another solid season for the Blue Bombers after picking up two sacks in the opening three games. Three players currently have one interception for Winnipeg, including third-year defensive back Anthony Gaitor, who is also one of the team leaders in tackles with 12.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Blue Bombers CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Bombers -3.5
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