BC Lions vs Ottawa Redblacks Prediction, 8/28/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Ottawa Redblacks
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (-1.5)
The Ottawa Redblacks (1-1) host the BC Lions (1-2) at TD Place Stadium on Saturday. The spread on this matchup has BC as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.5. The men taking the field are Mike Riley and Matt Nichols.
In their last game the Lions went up against the Elks and lost 21-16. Mike Reilly went 15/25 with 128 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception. Shaquille Cooper paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 35 yards by way of 6 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Lemar Durant was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 53 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 13.3 yards per catch for that contest.
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In terms of putting points on the board, the BC Lions are sitting at 20.0 points per game. As a unit they maintain an average of 62.3 yards on the ground ranking them 7th in the league. The Lions currently have 1,000 yards in total this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, BC has totaled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns.
In terms of passing yards, the Lions have given up 778 yards which has them ranked 8th in the CFL. In total, they are granting 352.3 yards/contest ranking them 6th in the CFL. The Lions are sitting in 8th in the CFL concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 21.0 PPG. They are allowing 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 93.0 yards on the ground per game for the year. During their 3 games played this season, they have conceded 259.3 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 72.1%. During the season, they have given up 279 yards via the ground game in 3 games.
In their last game the Redblacks played the Roughriders and ended up taking the loss by a score of 23-10. Tim Flanders paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 35 yards on 8 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per carry. R.J. Harris led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 101 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 20.2 yards per reception in the game. Matt Nichols went 19/24 with 176 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 interception during the game.
During the season to this point, the Redblacks have thrown for a total of 183 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 91.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 9th in the CFL. The Ottawa Redblacks are averaging 150.5 yards/game which has them ranked 9th in the league. They are averaging 59.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 118 yards for the season. In terms of putting points on the board, the Redblacks rank 8th in the CFL by tallying 13.0 points per outing.
The Redblacks are allowing 17.5 points per game, which has them in 3rd in the league. In total, they have relinquished 35 points in total. Ottawa has allowed the opposition a total of 189 yards rushing (94.5 yards per game) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush for the year. They have yielded 0 touchdowns through the air in addition to 317.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take BC Lions (-1.5)
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