BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Week 6 CFL Tips 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Cody Fajardo and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-3, 5th in the Western Conference) play the BC Lions (1-3, 4th in the Western Conference) at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday, July 20, 2019. BC opens this contest as 2 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 51.5.
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
06/17/19 QB Zach Collaros Head is out indefinitely
The BC Lions come into this matchup with a record of 1-3 in 2019. They are ranked 4th in the Western Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 20.4 points per game, which has them at 5th in the Western Conference as well as 8th in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 74.4 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the Western Conference, and they are presently ranked 4th in the Western Conference for passing yards per game with 229. For total yardage, they are presently ranked 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th in the CFL with 1,517 yards, and yards per contest of 303.4 which has them at 5th in the Western Conference and 9th in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Lions currently have a total of 5 passing TDs and 3 rushing touchdowns which is 5th in the Western Conference. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the Western Conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Lions have one of the worst defenses in the CFL allowing 31.6 points per game, which has them at 5th in the Western Conference and 7th in the CFL. In discussing rushing yards, BC is allowing 86.6 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.46 yards per rush which has them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 433 yards rushing through 5 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Lions have allowed 1,365 yards over the period of 5 contests. This comes out to an average of 273 yards per game, which has them at 8th in the CFL and 5th in the Western Conference. Teams are completing 73.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.2 yards per attempt. They have allowed 12 passing TDs and 4 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are conceding 359.6 yards per game which has them at 4th in the Western Conference and 4th overall. In terms of overall statistics, they will have to defend better if they want to get the win this week.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be on the other side of the field and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Roughriders have one of the best offenses in the league. The Roughriders come into this matchup with a record of 1-3 and they currently sit at 5th in the Western Conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Roughriders are presently ranked 5th in the conference and 8th out of all the teams in the league averaging 25 points per game. So far this season, the Roughriders have passed the ball for a total of 1,100 yards through the air which breaks down to 275 passing yards per contest which ranks them 5th in the league and 3rd in the conference. Saskatchewan is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 115 yards per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the conference. As a unit, they have a total of 460 rushing yards through 4 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 390 yards per contest overall which ranks them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the conference.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are conceding 27.8 points per game which puts them at 4th in the conference and 5th in the league. In regard to points given up, they have given up 111 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 95.5 yards per contest which puts them at 5th in the league and 5th in the conference. For 2019, they have conceded 382 yards rushing and no rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are conceding 242.2 passing yards per contest and 969 total yards through the air over the course of 4 contests. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Roughriders are presently ranked 3rd in the conference and 4th in the league. They have allowed 7 passing touchdowns for this year which ranks them 7th out of all the teams in the league and 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Roughriders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Roughriders -2
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