Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions Week 7 Football Betting Tips and Predictions 7/27/2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Mike Reilly and the BC Lions (1-5, 5th in the Western Conference) host the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-3, 4th in the Western Conference) at BC Place on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The spread on this contest has Saskatchewan as 3 point favorites. The total is set at 52.
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
06/17/19 QB Zach Collaros Head is out indefinitely
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Saskatchewan Roughriders step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 this season. They currently sit at 4th in the Western Conference. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 27.6 points per contest, which ranks 3rd in the West in addition to 4th in the CFL. As a unit, they have an average of 112.2 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the West, and they are presently ranked 2nd in the West for passing yards per contest with 275.6. For total yards, they are presently ranked 3rd in the West and 4th in the CFL with 1,939 yards, and yards per contest of 387.8 which ranks 2nd in the West and 3rd in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Roughriders have compiled a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing TDs which is 1st in the West. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the West and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Roughriders have one of the middle tier defenses in the league allowing 27.2 points per contest, which ranks 4th in the West and 6th in the CFL. In regard to yards rushing, Saskatchewan is allowing 100.8 yards per game which ranks 5th in the West and 5th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.42 yards per carry which ranks 5th in the West and 7th in the CFL overall. In total, they have allowed 504 yards rushing through 5 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Roughriders have allowed 1,301 yards over the period of 5 contests. This equates to an average of 260.2 yards per game, which ranks 4th in the CFL and 3rd in the West. Opponents are completing 73.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.49 yards per try. They have allowed 8 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing TDs. In total, they are conceding 361 yards per game which ranks 4th in the West and 5th overall. When analyzing the stats, this team has an average defense that will have to perform well if they want to get the victory.
The BC Lions will be standing on the other sideline and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Lions have one of the most lackluster offenses in the league. The Lions come into this matchup with a record of 1-5 and they are presently ranked 5th in the Western Conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Lions currently sit at 5th in the Western Conference and 7th out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 21.2 points per game. So far this season, the Lions have thrown for a total of 1,477 passing yards which equates to 246.2 passing yards per game which puts them at 6th in the league and 4th in the Western Conference. BC hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 82.3 yards per game, which puts them at 7th in the league and 4th in the Western Conference. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 494 rushing yards through 6 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The BC Lions average 328.5 yards per contest overall which puts them at 8th in the league and 5th in the Western Conference.
The BC Lions are conceding 32.7 points per game which puts them at 5th in the Western Conference and 7th in the league. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 196 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are conceding 89 yards per contest which puts them at 3rd in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference. For this season, they have given up a total of 534 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are conceding 273.8 passing yards per game and 1,643 total passing yards over the course of 6 contests. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Lions currently sit at 5th in the Western Conference and 6th in the league. They have conceded 14 passing touchdowns for 2019 which puts them at 9th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 5th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's Roughriders/Lions CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +3
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