BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts Prediction, 10/30/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (+3.5)
The Toronto Argonauts (6-4) play the BC Lions (4-6) at BMO Field on Saturday. BC opens this contest as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 45.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Mike Riley and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
In their last game the Lions took on the Blue Bombers and were defeated 45-0. Mike Reilly went 15/31 with 131 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 pick on the day. James Butler led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 41 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he averaged 6.8 yards per run. Jevon Cottoy was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 53 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 17.7 yards per catch for that contest.
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The Lions have earned 3,146 total yards for the year. As a team they have an average of 61.2 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 9th in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, BC has earned 12 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the BC Lions are averaging 19.9 points per game.
The Lions are ranked 7th in the CFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 25.1 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 102.4 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have conceded 1,024 running yards through 10 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Lions have surrendered 2,798 yards which ranks them 8th in the league. Over the course of their 10 games played this year, they have allowed 279.8 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 67.6%. In total, they have relinquished 382.2 yards per contest ranking them 9th in the league.
In their last game the Argonauts took on the Alouettes and lost 37-16. John White led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 20 yards by way of 4 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 116 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 14.5 yards per reception during the game. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 25/40 with 291 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 4 interceptions during the game.
During the season thus far, the Argonauts have a total of 2,661 yards through the air along with an average of 266.1 throwing yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the CFL. The Toronto Argonauts have an average of 344.7 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the league. They have an average of 78.6 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 786 yards for this season. Regarding putting points on the board, the Argonauts are sitting 5th in the CFL maintaining an average of 21.7 points per contest.
The Argonauts are giving up 24.4 points per contest, ranking them 6th in the CFL. This season, they have allowed 244 points in total. Toronto has given up a total of 1,100 yards via the ground game (110.0 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns rushing this season. They have conceded 16 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 266.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 8th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take BC Lions (+3.5)
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