Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions Week 19 Football Betting Tips 10/18/2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
BC Place is the venue where Danny O'Brien and the BC Lions (5-11, 5th in the Western Conference) will play the Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-5, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Saskatchewan as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 47.
The Roughriders have been an excellent pick for CFL wagerers, having gone 10-5 ATS. The Lions cover 43.8% of the time, going 7-9 against the spread. The Roughriders have been an excellent pick for CFL wagerers as the favorite, going 7-3 ATS. BC has gone 4-4 against the spread as the underdog, so they cover 50.0% of the time.
Valuable Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
The Roughriders have been a good Over bet for O/U football wagerers, having gone 7-8.
Saskatchewan covers the spread 71.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 5-2 ATS.
Important BC Lions Betting Trends
BC covers the spread 44.4% of the time at BC Place, going 4-5 against the spread.
The Lions have been an inconsistent Over bet for O/U football wagerers, having gone 7-9.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders come into this game with a record of 10-5 this year. They currently sit at 2nd in the Western Conference. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league with an average of 27.3 points per game, which has them at 3rd in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 114.5 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the Western Conference, and they currently sit at 3rd in the Western Conference for passing yards per contest with 247.9. For total yards, they sit in 4th in the Western Conference and 6th in the league with 5,437 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Roughriders have compiled a total of 15 passing TDs and 23 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the conference and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Roughriders have one of the average defenses in the CFL giving up 22 points per game, which has them at 4th in the conference and 5th in the league. When it comes to yards through the air, the Roughriders have conceded 3,144 yards over the course of 15 contests. This equates to an average of 209.6 yards per game, putting them 2nd in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. Opponents are completing 67.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.73 yards per attempt. They have conceded 17 passing TDs and 0 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to yards on the ground, Saskatchewan is allowing 95.6 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the West and 3rd in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.12 yards per carry ranking them 3rd in the West and 4th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,434 yards rushing through 15 games.
The Lions head into this game 5-11 and they sit in 5th in the Western Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Lions have one of the worst offenses in the CFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Lions sit in 4th in the conference and 6th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 23.5 points per contest. So far this season, the Lions have passed the ball for a total of 3,792 yards through the air which equates to 237 passing yards per contest which has them at 7th in the CFL. BC has made teams respect their running game by averaging 101.1 yards per game, putting them 4th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,617 rushing yards through 16 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 338.1 yards per game overall putting them 8th in the CFL and 5th in the conference.
The BC Lions are allowing 25.2 points per game ranking them 5th in the conference and 6th in the CFL. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 404 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 109 yards per contest which puts them at 6th in the league and 5th in the conference. In 2019, they have allowed 1,744 yards on the ground and 17 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the elite groups in the league. They are giving up 216.6 passing yards per contest and 3,466 total yards through the air. For passing yards allowed per game, the Lions currently sit at 3rd in the West. They have allowed 21 for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Roughriders/Lions CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lions +3.5
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