BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Week 10 CFL Betting Tips 8/15/2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Mike Reilly and the BC Lions (1-7, 5th in the Western Conference) go to IG Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-2, 0). Winnipeg opens this matchup as 12 point favorites. The O/U is set at 51.
The Lions have been awful for football bettors, having gone 2-6 ATS. Winnipeg covers the spread 62.5% of the time, going 5-3 against the spread. The Blue Bombers have been dicey for football bettors as favorites, going 3-3 ATS. BC covers the spread 40.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 2-3 against the spread.
Valuable BC Lions Betting Trends
The Lions have been an excellent Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 6-2.
BC covers the spread 40.0% of the time away from home, having gone 2-3 ATS.
Important Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
Winnipeg covers the spread 50.0% of the time at IG Field, going 2-2 against the spread.
The Blue Bombers have been a dicey Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 4-4.
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
No key injuries to report
The BC Lions head into this matchup 1-7 for 2019. They are ranked 5th in the Western Conference. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 22.4 points per contest, putting them 7th in the CFL. As a unit, they are averaging 86.1 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the West, and they sit in 4th in the West for passing yards per contest with 224.5. For total yardage, they sit in 5th in the West and 6th in the CFL with 2,485 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Lions currently have a total of 8 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing TDs which is 5th in the West. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the West and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Lions have one of the worst defenses in the CFL allowing 34.5 points per contest, putting them 5th in the West and 9th in the CFL. In regard to yards rushing, BC is allowing 107 yards per game putting them 5th in the West and 6th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.07 yards per carry putting them 5th in the West and 6th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 856 rushing yards through 8 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Lions have conceded 2,072 yards over the course of 8 contests. This equates to an average of 259 yards per game, putting them 8th in the CFL and 5th in the West. Teams are completing 73.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.34 yards per attempt. They have conceded 17 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing TDs. Overall, they are allowing 366 yards per game putting them 5th in the West and 5th overall. All of the above means they will have to step up their game if they want to slow down the opponent.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Bombers step onto the field holding a record of 6-2 and they rank 0. In discussing the offensive production, the Bombers have one of the best offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bombers are ranked 1st in the conference and 2nd out of all the teams in the league with an average of 29.6 points per game. So far this season, the Bombers have thrown for a total of 1,784 yards through the air which breaks down to 223 passing yards per contest ranking them 7th in the league and 5th in the conference. Winnipeg has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 137.8 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the league and 1st in the conference. As a team, they have a total of 1,102 yards rushing through 8 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers average 360.8 yards per game overall ranking them 3rd in the league and 3rd in the conference.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are giving up 19.4 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the league. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 155 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 66.4 yards per game which puts them at 1st in the league and 1st in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 531 yards rushing and 4 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are giving up 253.6 passing yards per contest and 2,029 total yards through the air over the period of 8 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bombers are ranked 4th in the conference and 4th in the league. They have allowed 8 passing TDs for this year ranking them 3rd out of all the teams in the league and 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Blue Bombers CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +12
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