Calgary Stampeders vs BC Lions CFL Tips 11/3/2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders (11-6, 2nd in the Western Conference) are headed to BC Place on Sunday where they'll meet the BC Lions (5-12, 5th in the Western Conference). The odds on this game have Calgary as 5.5 point favorites. The total opens at 47.
The Stampeders have been an inconsistent choice for football bettors, having gone 5-11 ATS. BC is covering the spread 41.2% of the time, going 7-10 against the spread. The Stampeders have been strong for oddsmakers as the favorite, going 1-10 ATS. The Lions are covering 44.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 4-5 against the spread.
Valuable Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
The Stampeders have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U bettors, having gone 8-9.
Calgary is covering the spread 42.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 3-4 ATS.
Important BC Lions Betting Trends
BC is covering the spread 44.4% of the time at BC Place, going 4-5 against the spread.
The Lions have been an inconsistent Over choice for O/U bettors, having gone 7-10.
The Calgary Stampeders come into this game with a record of 11-6 for this season. They are ranked 2nd in the Western Conference. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the conference and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yards, they sit in 2nd in the West and 3rd in the league with 6,368 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Stampeders have compiled a total of 29 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 27.1 points per game, ranking them 4th in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 73.4 rushing yards per contest which is 5th in the West, and they sit in 1st in the West for passing yards per game with 301.2.
The Stampeders have one of the middle tier defenses in the CFL allowing 23 points per game, ranking them 4th in the conference and 5th in the league. When it comes to yards through the air, the Stampeders have conceded 4,037 yards over the period of 17 contests. This comes out to an average of 237.5 yards per contest, which has them at 4th in the CFL and 4th in the conference. Teams are completing 72.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.22 yards per try. They have allowed 18 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing TDs. In discussing yards on the ground, Calgary is allowing 97.6 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 4th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.72 yards per carry ranking them 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the CFL overall. In total, they have allowed 1,660 rushing yards through 17 games.
The Lions head into this game 5-12 and they currently sit at 5th in the Western Conference. BC has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 99.4 yards per contest, which has them at 5th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,690 yards rushing through 17 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The BC Lions average 329.8 yards per game overall which has them at 8th in the league and 5th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Lions currently sit at 4th in the conference and 6th out of all the teams in the league averaging 23.2 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Lions have thrown for a total of 3,916 passing yards which breaks down to 230.4 passing yards per contest putting them 7th in the league.
The BC Lions are conceding 25.4 points per contest which puts them at 5th in the Western Conference and 6th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in the league. They are giving up 216.5 passing yards per game and 3,680 total passing yards. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Lions sit in 3rd in the West. They have conceded 22 for 2019. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 431 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are conceding 110.9 yards per game ranking them 7th in the league and 5th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 1,885 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Stampeders/Lions CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions +5.5
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