Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions Week 14 Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/13/2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Mike Reilly and the BC Lions (1-10, 5th in the Western Conference) play the Ottawa Redblacks (3-8, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at BC Place on Friday, September 13, 2019. BC opens this contest as 7 point favorites. The O/U opens at 50.5.
The Redblacks have been solid for oddsmakers, having gone 4-7 ATS. BC is covering the spread 36.4% of the time, going 4-7 against the spread. The Lions have been a lousy bet for wagerers as favorites, going 0-1 ATS. The Redblacks cover 57.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 4-3 against the spread.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Redblacks have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U football wagerers, having gone 6-5.
The Redblacks cover 60.0% of the time on the road, having gone 3-2 ATS.
Important BC Lions Betting Trends
BC is covering the spread 42.9% of the time at BC Place, going 3-4 against the spread.
The Lions have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U football wagerers, having gone 6-5.
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Ottawa Redblacks step onto the field holding a record of 3-8 this season. They currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They are a low scoring offensive team in the Eastern Conference and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they sit in 4th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the league with 3,483 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Redblacks have compiled a total of 8 passing TDs and 5 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 19.1 points per contest, ranking them 9th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 83.5 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and they are currently ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference for passing yards per game with 233.1.
The Redblacks have one of the worst defenses in the league allowing 30.2 points per game, which has them at 3rd in the conference and 7th in the CFL. When it comes to yards rushing, Ottawa is allowing 117.5 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the East and 8th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.05 yards per carry ranking them 1st in the East and 4th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,293 yards rushing through 11 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Redblacks have conceded 3,275 yards over the course of 11 games. This comes out to an average of 297.7 yards per game, which has them at 8th in the league and 3rd in the East. Opponents are completing 70.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.55 yards per attempt. They have allowed 14 passing TDs and 19 rushing touchdowns.
The Lions head into this matchup 1-10 and they rank 5th in the Western Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Lions have one of the worst offenses in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Lions are currently ranked 5th in the Western Conference and 8th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 20.1 points per game. During the season thus far, the Lions have passed the ball for a total of 2,434 passing yards which breaks down to 221.3 passing yards per game which has them at 8th in the CFL. BC has made teams respect their running game by averaging 88.5 yards per contest, putting them 6th in the CFL. As a unit, they have a total of 973 rushing yards through 11 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 309.7 yards per game overall ranking them 9th in the league and 5th in the Western Conference.
The BC Lions are conceding 31.1 points per game ranking them 5th in the Western Conference and 8th in the CFL. Their pass defense is one of the top groups in the league. They are allowing 240.3 passing yards per contest and 2,643 total passing yards. For passing yards allowed per game, the Lions sit in 3rd in the conference. They have allowed 19 for 2019. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 342 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 107.2 yards per contest which puts them at 7th in the league and 5th in the Western Conference. For this season, they have conceded a total of 1,179 yards rushing and 14 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Lions CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Redblacks +7
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