Ottawa Redblacks at BC Lions Week 13 CFL Picks & Predictions 9/7/2018
Friday, September 7, 2018
The Ottawa Redblacks head to BC Place to play the BC Lions on Friday, September 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has BC as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 52.
The Redblacks are 4-6 against the spread this season and their over/under record is 4-6. The Lions are 5-4 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-5-1.
On Friday night, the Ottawa Redblacks will look to get back on track when they go on the road to take on the BC Lions. Ottawa is still holding on to the top spot in the East Division, while the Lions are stuck in last place in the West due to their struggling offense. In their first meeting this season, the Redblacks were able to pull off a tight 29-25 win over the Lions in Ottawa.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Ottawa Redblacks are 4-6 against the over/under
The Ottawa Redblacks are 4-6 against the spread
Important BC Lions Betting Trends
The BC Lions are 3-5-1 against the over/under
The BC Lions are 5-4 against the spread
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ottawa Redblacks Stats
Ottawa has had one of the better offenses in the CFL this season, but it's their defense that has kept them in most of their games. Their offense ranks near the top of the league in scoring, passing yards, and sacks allowed, but they have had problems with turnovers and they are ranked third-worst in rushing yards. Their defense has used an aggressive approach all year long, picking up a league-best 24 sacks and they are third in the league with nine team interceptions.
Redblacks quarterback Trevor Harris has had an up and down season so far, throwing for 3,005 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions through 10 games. Harris' favorite target has been wide receiver Brad Sinopoli, who has caught 68 of the 92 passes thrown his way for 826 yards and three scores. Their top running threat has been William Powell, who has 764 yards with four touchdowns and he's averaged a solid 5.1 yards per carry.
Possibly the most impressive player on the Ottawa defense has been lineman A.C. Leonard, who has recorded a team-high five sacks to go along with 34 total tackles. Third-year defensive back Jonathan Rose has also had a good year, taking down 29 opponents while also coming up with three picks and two forced fumbles.
BC Lions Stats
The Lions have played well on both sides of the ball at times this season, but they have had a really tough time putting in consistent performances. Their offense is ranked near the bottom of the league in scoring with just 201 points, and they are also near the bottom of the rankings in both passing and rushing yards. Their defense has been a bit better than their offense, ranking fourth in the league in points allowed while also knocking down the most passes.
Quarterback Travis Lulay has done a pretty good job leading the charge for BC's offense, throwing for 1,696 yards and seven touchdowns in six starts this year. Running back Jeremiah Johnson has been able to average 5.4 yards per carry and he's scored four touchdowns, but he has just 365 yards on the season so far.
In his first year with the Lions, veteran defensive end Odell Willis has arguably been the defensive unit's top player, picking up 12 tackles and ranking second in the league with five sacks. The team's tackle leader is linebacker Bo Lokombo, who has 47 total tackles and one sack. Young defensive back Winston Rose has been able to pick up 20 total tackles and he currently leads the team in interceptions with three.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Lions CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Redblacks +2.5
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