BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders Week 3 Football Betting Tips 6/29/2019
BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders
Saturday, June 29, 2019
McMahon Stadium is the venue where Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders (0-1, 3rd in the Western Conference) will play the BC Lions (0-2, 4th in the Western Conference) on Saturday. BC opens this contest as 10.5 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 53.
The BC Lions will be coming into this game looking to bounce back from a rough start to the season. Thus far, they are 0-2 with losses to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Edmonton Eskimos putting them at last place in the West division. In their last game against the Eskimos, the Lions lost 23-39 after getting off to a hot start in the first quarter. However, they couldn't hold the Eskimos off in this one.
BC was led by QB Mike Reilly who finished the game with 149 yards on 14-of-27 passing. He threw one touchdown pass and one interception while tallying 24 yards on the ground. His top receiver for the night was Duron Carter who pulled in 6 catches for 42 yards. The lone touchdown pass thrown was caught by Lemar Durant as one of his 3 catches for the night. The rushing game was essentially nonexistent with John White leading the way with 24 yards on 8 carries.
The defense wasn't able to muster up any pressure on this night. However, they were led in tackles by Jordan Herdman-Reed with 7. Chris Edwards, T.J. Lee and Anthony Thompson all contributed 5 tackles. Brandon Rutley was a bright spot for the Lions with 73 yards off 4 kick returns and 38 yards from 4 punt returns. In the kicking game, Sergio Castillo had a great game going 5-for-5 in field goal attempts with a long of 50.
The Calgary Stampeders lost a close one to the Ottawa Redblacks by a score of 32-28. The Stampeders currently sit in third place in the West division with an 0-1 record. They will be looking to get back on track when they play the last place BC Lions this week.
The Stampeders were led by quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell who amassed 275 yards on 23-of-39 passing in their game against the Redblacks. He finished the game with one touchdown pass and one interception. Juwan Brescacin led the Stampeders receivers with 4 catches and 68 yards with one touchdown. If there was a bright spot in this game, it was how well Mitchell spread the ball around the field with 7 different players catching a pass. With that said, the run game was stale and Don Jackson ran for 22 yards on 9 carries giving him a lowly average of 2.4 yards per tote.
The defense wasn't able to produce much pressure on the opposing QB, but Cory Greenwood led the team in tackles with 9. He was followed up by Wynton McManis and Jamar Wall with 6 tackles each. In the kick return game, Terry Williams had 3 for 64 total yards and Lorenzo Jerome let the team with 20 yards on three punt returns. Rene Paredes was 2-for-2 in field goals with a long of 42.
In this matchup between the BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders, we'll be watching two teams that are looking to get into the win column for the first time this season. If the Lions want any chance to win this game, the defense is really going to have to step up. They have conceded 72 points in two games and it looks like the Stampeders will be ready to take advantage of that. They played a good game against a team that is 2-0 and puts up a lot of points. This will be a good game for them to try and get that elusive first win.
So who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary -10.5
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