Calgary Stampeders vs BC Lions Prediction, 10/16/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Stampeders vs BC Lions
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Calgary Stampeders (+2)
BC Place Stadium is the venue where and the BC Lions (4-4) will take on the Calgary Stampeders (4-5) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has BC as 2-point favorites. The over/under opens at 48. The expected starting quarterbacks are Bo Levi Mitchell and Mike Riley.
In their last outing the Stampeders went up against the Roughriders and won 22-19. Bo Levi Mitchell went 20/28 with 296 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 2 interceptions in the game. Ka'Deem Carey paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 109 yards via 20 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per run. Josh Huff was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 74 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 14.8 yards per catch in the game.
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Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Calgary Stampeders are averaging 20.8 points per outing. As a team they're maintaining an average of 76.7 yards on the ground which is 7th in the league. The Stampeders have earned 3,117 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Calgary has amassed 8 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns.
The Stampeders rank 3rd in the CFL regarding team defense, giving up 20.6 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.8 yards per run and 93.3 rushing yards per contest this year. For the year, they have allowed 840 rushing yards through 9 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Stampeders have conceded 2,327 yards which has them ranked 9th in the league. In their 9 games, they are giving up 258.6 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 351.9 yards per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
The last time they took the field the Lions took on the Blue Bombers and were defeated 30-9. James Butler led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 5 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 5 yards on 2 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Bryan Burnham led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 82 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 11.7 yards per catch for the game. Mike Reilly went 17/27 with 177 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Lions have earned 2,156 yards via the pass as well as an average of 269.5 passing yards per game, putting them at 2nd in the CFL. The BC Lions have an average of 329.8 yards per game which has them ranked 7th in the league. They are averaging 60.2 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 482 yards for the season. In relation to putting points on the board, the Lions are ranking 3rd in the league with 23.6 points per outing.
BC has conceded a total of 762 yards on the ground (95.2 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Lions are conceding 20.9 PPG, which has them ranked 5th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have given up 167 points in total. They have allowed 7 touchdowns via the pass as well as 283.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Calgary Stampeders (+2)
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