BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 10/23/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (+10)
IG Field is the venue where and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-1) will play the BC Lions (4-5) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Winnipeg as 10-point favorites. The over/under is set at 44. The expected starting quarterbacks are Mike Riley and Zach Collaros.
In their last game the Lions took on the Stampeders and ended up taking the loss by a score of 39-10. Mike Reilly went 13/25 with 145 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 2 interceptions in the game. James Butler paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 29 yards on 6 carries which gave him an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Bryan Burnham led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 93 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 13.3 yards per catch during the game.
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When talking about scoring points, the BC Lions hold an average of 22.1 points per outing. As a team they're maintaining an average of 61.3 yards rushing ranking this team at 9th in the league. The Lions currently have 2,947 total yards for this campaign. In terms of notching touchdowns, BC has compiled 12 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding passing yards, the Lions have given up 2,534 yards which has them ranked 8th in the league. In total, they have allowed 377.3 yards per outing putting them at 9th in the league. The Lions sit in 6th in the league concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 22.9 PPG. They are giving up 4.6 yards per rush on the ground and 95.8 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Over the course of their 9 games, they are giving up 281.6 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 67.2%. During this campaign, they have allowed 862 yards via the ground game in 9 contests.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers went up against the Elks and ended up getting the victory by a score of 26-16. Brady Oliveira led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 105 yards via 16 carries which meant he was running for 6.6 yards per carry. Rasheed Bailey led the team in receiving yardage by earning 93 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 15.5 yards per catch for the game. Zach Collaros went 15/24 with 210 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception on the day.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Blue Bombers currently sit 1st in the league with 25.9 points per game. For the year so far, the Blue Bombers have compiled 2,509 passing yards together with holding an average of 250.9 passing yards per contest, ranking them 5th in the CFL. They hold an average of 113.4 run yards per game and have run for 1,134 yards in total. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an average of 364.3 yards/contest which has them ranked 2nd in the CFL.
The Blue Bombers are giving up 12.6 PPG, which has them ranked 1st in the CFL. This year, they have surrendered 126 total points. Winnipeg has surrendered a total of 895 rushing yards (89.5 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns rushing for the year. They have conceded 3 touchdowns via the pass and 215.3 yards/outing, which has them in 3rd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take BC Lions (+10)
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