Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions Prediction, 9/24/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (+1)
The BC Lions (4-2) host the Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-2) at BC Place Stadium on Friday. The odds on this game have BC as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 43. The QB's who are expected to start are Cody Fajardo and Mike Riley.
In their last contest the Roughriders played the Argonauts and ended up getting the win by a score of 30-16. Cody Fajardo went 21/31 with 212 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception in the game. William Powell paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 33 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 122 yards via 21 carries which had him averaging 6.0 yards per run. Kian Schaffer-Baker was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 99 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 11.0 yards per reception for the game.
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When it comes to scoring points, the Saskatchewan Roughriders hold an average of 22.2 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 117.8 yards via the ground game ranking them 2nd in the CFL. The Roughriders have racked up 2,082 yards in total this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Saskatchewan has compiled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Roughriders have conceded 1,502 yards which puts them in 5th in the CFL. In total, they are allowing 324.5 yards/game ranking them 4th in the league. The Roughriders rank 4th in the CFL concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 19.8 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per run and 74.2 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this season. During their 6 games played this season, they have conceded 250.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 68.5%. During this campaign, they have conceded 445 running yards through 6 games.
In their last game the Lions faced the Alouettes and ended up getting the victory by a score of 27-18. James Butler paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 11 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 36 yards by way of 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.0 yards per run. Lucky Whitehead led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 133 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 22.2 yards per reception in the game. Mike Reilly went 21/25 with 308 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
For the year to this point, the Lions have thrown for a total of 1,705 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 284.2 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 1st in the league. The BC Lions average 358.2 yards per outing which ranks them 4th in the league. They maintain an average of 74.0 rushing yards per game and have run for 444 yards in total. Regarding how much they score, the Lions currently sit 2nd in the CFL by scoring 26.0 points per game.
BC has given up a total of 605 yards rushing (100.8 yards/game) as well as 1 touchdown on the ground for the season. The Lions are allowing 17.7 points per game, ranking them 2nd in the CFL. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 106 points in total. They have yielded 4 touchdowns from the passing game and 264.7 yards per outing, which has them ranked 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (+1)
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