BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders Prediction, 9/17/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (+1)
The Calgary Stampeders (8-4) play the BC Lions (8-3) at McMahon Stadium on Saturday. Calgary opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 55.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Antonio Pipkin and Jake Maier.
The last time they took the field the Lions played the Alouettes and were beaten 31-10. Antonio Pipkin went 13/24 with 174 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick on the day. James Butler paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 27 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he averaged 4.5 yards per run. Keon Hatcher was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 72 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 24.0 yards per catch for the game.
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When talking about scoring points, the BC Lions are sitting at 31.7 points per outing. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 91.3 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 6th in the CFL. The Lions have racked up 4,629 total yards over the course of this year. With reference to getting in the endzone, BC has amassed 26 passing touchdowns and 15 touchdowns via the ground.
Regarding passing yards, the Lions have conceded 2,298 yards which puts them in 1st in the league. During this campaign, they are giving up 297.7 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the league. The Lions rank 2nd in the league in relation to their opponents scoring, allowing 21.7 points per contest. They are giving up 5.0 yards per run and 88.8 rushing yards per game this year. In their 11 games played this year, they have conceded 208.9 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.9%. Overall, they have conceded 977 yards via the running game in 11 games.
In their last game the Stampeders played the Elks and ended up getting the victory by a score of 56-28. Ka'Deem Carey paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 40t yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 118 yards via 9 carries which gave him an average of 13.0 yards per run. Reggie Begelton was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 112 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 22.4 yards per reception during the game. Jake Maier went 20/26 with 287 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
When discussing putting points on the board, the Stampeders currently sit 2nd in the CFL holding an average of 31.6 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Stampeders have racked up 2,996 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 249.7 throwing yards per game, ranking them 5th in the CFL. They maintain an average of 111.6 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,339 yards for the season. The Calgary Stampeders are averaging 361.2 yards/game which has them ranked 2nd in the CFL.
Calgary has conceded a total of 1,098 yards via the ground game (91.5 yards/game) and 9 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Stampeders are relinquishing 23.9 PPG, which has them in 4th in the CFL. Overall, they have relinquished 287 points in total. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns from the passing game and 276.3 yards per game, which has them in 9th 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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