BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 10/21/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (-8.5)
The Edmonton Elks (4-13) play the BC Lions (11-5) at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday. The spread on this game has BC as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Vernon Adams and Tre Ford.
The last time they took the field the Lions played the Blue Bombers and notched a win by a score of 40-32. Vernon Adams went 13/22 with 138 yards passing and added 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. James Butler paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 36 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He rushed for a total of 104 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 7.4 yards per run. Jevon Cottoy was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 43 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 14.3 yards per catch for the game.
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When it comes to getting in the endzone, the BC Lions have an average of 30.3 points per game. As a unit they maintain an average of 98.6 yards rushing ranking them 5th in the league. The Lions have tallied 6,303 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, BC has totaled 32 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding passing yards, the Lions have surrendered 3,868 yards which ranks them 1st in the league. During this campaign, they have surrendered 330.6 yards per contest which has them ranked 1st in the league. The Lions are sitting in 3rd in the league concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 22.9 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 88.9 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of their 16 games played this season, they are allowing 241.8 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 67.4%. Overall, they have conceded 1,422 running yards through 16 games.
In their last game the Elks took on the Argonauts and lost 28-23. Kevin Brown paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards and he tallied 1 TD during the game. He ran for 121 yards via 19 carries which gave him an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Derel Walker was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 114 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 16.3 yards per catch for the game. Taylor Cornelius went 18/30 with 185 yards passing and added 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick during the game.
During this campaign thus far, the Elks have thrown for 3,608 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 212.2 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 9th in the CFL. The Edmonton Elks average 314.4 yards per game which has them ranked 8th in the league. They are averaging 102.1 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 1,736 yards in total. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Elks currently sit 9th in the league with 20.0 points per contest.
Edmonton has surrendered a total of 1,984 yards rushing (116.7 yards per game) as well as 29 touchdowns on the ground this season. The Elks are giving up 33.4 points per game, which has them sitting 9th in the CFL. This season, they have conceded 568 points in total. They have allowed 30 touchdowns from the passing game and 246.9 yards/game, which puts them in 3rd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+8.5)
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