BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 7/29/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (+1.5)
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-3) host the BC Lions (4-1) at Mosaic Stadium on Friday. BC opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 52.5. The starting quarterbacks are Nathan Rourke and Jacob Dolegala.
In their last contest the Lions played the Tiger-Cats and earned the win by a score of 17-12. Nathan Rourke went 22/30 with 250 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks during the game. James Butler led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 37 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 76 yards via 13 carries which meant he averaged 5.9 yards per run. Lucky Whitehead led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 111 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 13.9 yards per catch for the game.
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Concerning getting in the endzone, the BC Lions are averaging 35.2 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 120.8 yards via the ground game which ranks them 1st in the CFL. The Lions currently have 2,208 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, BC has totaled 14 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding yards through the air, the Lions have given up 1,123 yards which ranks them 1st in the CFL. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 312.8 yards per outing which has them sitting 1st in the league. The Lions rank 2nd in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 20.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per running attempt and 88.2 rushing yards per contest for the season. In their 5 games played this season, they have conceded 224.6 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 66.0%. For the season, they have allowed 441 yards via the running game in 5 games.
The last time they took the field the Roughriders faced the Argonauts and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-21. Jamal Morrow led the team in rushing during 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 25 yards on 10 carries which meant he was running for 3.0 yards per tote. Tevin Jones led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 67 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 13.4 yards per reception during the game. Jacob Dolegala went 13/28 with 131 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception on the day.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Roughriders are sitting 4th in the CFL with an average of 26.1 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Roughriders have thrown for 1,547 yards via the pass along with an average of 221.0 passing yards per contest, which ranks 8th in the CFL. They are averaging 113.9 yards per game via the rush and have run for 797 yards overall. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are averaging 334.9 yards per outing which ranks them 7th in the league.
Saskatchewan has allowed a total of 521 yards rushing (74.4 yards/game) and 1 touchdown on the ground for the year. The Roughriders are allowing 22.9 points per game, which has them sitting 4th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 160 total points. They have given up 8 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 255.4 yards/outing, ranking them 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (-1.5)
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