Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs BC Lions Prediction, 10/1/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs BC Lions
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-3.5)
The BC Lions (4-3) play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-1) at BC Place Stadium on Friday. Winnipeg opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 53. The expected starting quarterbacks are Zach Collaros and Mike Riley.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers faced the Elks and won 37-22. Zach Collaros went 19/24 with 252 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick in the game. Andrew Harris led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 24 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 97 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 5.1 yards per run. Rasheed Bailey was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 72 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 12.0 yards per reception for the game.
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When talking about scoring points, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are averaging 24.7 points per game. As a unit they are averaging 96.0 yards in the run game ranking them 4th in the CFL. The Blue Bombers have racked up 2,373 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Winnipeg has amassed 10 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns.
The Blue Bombers rank 1st in the CFL in terms of team defense, conceding 14.0 PPG. The opposition is running for 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and 106.6 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. During the season, they have given up 746 rushing yards through 7 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Blue Bombers have conceded 1,655 yards which has them ranked 5th in the league. In their 7 games played this season, they have yielded 236.4 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.4%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 343.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 4th in the league.
The last time they took the field the Lions went up against the Roughriders and took the loss by a score of 31-24. Mike Reilly led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 17 yards via 2 carries which gave him an average of 8.5 yards per run. Shaquille Cooper was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 39 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 5.6 yards per reception for the game. Mike Reilly went 23/34 with 259 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Lions currently sit 2nd in the CFL by scoring 25.7 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Lions have racked up 1,954 yards via the pass along with an average of 279.1 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 2nd in the league. They hold an average of 66.6 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 466 yards for this year. The BC Lions hold an average of 345.7 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the CFL.
The Lions are surrendering 19.6 points per game, which has them sitting 3rd in the CFL. This season, they have allowed 137 points in total. BC has conceded a total of 669 yards on the ground (95.6 yards/game) as well as 2 touchdowns rushing this year. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass and 263.9 yards/contest, which puts them in 7th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take BC Lions (+3.5)
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