BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders Prediction, 8/13/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Location: McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (-1)
The BC Lions (6-1) head to McMahon Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Calgary Stampeders (5-2). BC opens this game as 1-point favorites. The over/under is set at 55.5. The QB's taking the field are Nathan Rourke and Bo Levi Mitchell.
The last time they took the field the Lions played the Elks and won 46-14. Nathan Rourke went 34/37 with 477 yards passing and tossed 5 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. James Butler paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 7 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 37 yards by way of 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Dominique Rhymes was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 91 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 10.1 yards per reception for that game.
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Regarding scoring, the BC Lions are sitting at 36.3 points per contest. As a unit they hold an average of 109.0 yards on the ground ranking them 2nd in the CFL. The Lions have attained 3,152 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, BC has compiled 21 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Lions have conceded 1,433 yards which has them ranked 1st in the league. Overall, they are allowing 280.0 yards per game which puts them 1st in the CFL. The Lions are sitting in 2nd in the CFL in terms of team defense, conceding 19.3 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per tote and 75.3 rushing yards per contest this season. During their 7 games, they have conceded 204.7 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.9%. For the season, they have allowed 527 yards via the running game in 7 outings.
The last time they took the field the Stampeders played the Redblacks and won 17-3. Dedrick Mills led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 100 yards via 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Reggie Begelton was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 50 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 10.0 yards per reception for that contest. Bo Levi Mitchell went 13/27 with 137 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 interception during the game.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Stampeders are ranked 2nd in the league maintaining an average of 29.4 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Stampeders currently sit at 1,693 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 241.9 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 6th in the league. They maintain an average of 114.4 yards per game via the rush and have run for 801 yards for the season. The Calgary Stampeders average 356.3 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the CFL.
The Stampeders are conceding 21.4 points per game, which has them ranked 3rd in the CFL. Overall, they have surrendered 150 total points. Calgary has conceded a total of 638 rushing yards (91.1 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have given up 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 260.4 yards per outing, which has them sitting 5th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take BC Lions (-1)
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