BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 8/19/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (-3.5)
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-4) host the BC Lions (7-1) at Mosaic Stadium on Friday. Saskatchewan opens this game as 3.5-point dogs. The total opens at 51.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Nathan Rourke and Cody Fajardo.
In their last contest the Lions played the Stampeders and ended up getting the victory by a score of 41-40. Nathan Rourke went 39/52 with 488 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He threw 2 interceptions during the game. Bruce Anderson paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 37 yards on 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.1 yards per run. Bryan Burnham was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 165 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 20.6 yards per reception during the game.
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The Lions have racked up 3,665 yards in total over the course of this year. Offensively they are averaging 101.0 yards rushing ranking this team at 4th in the league. With reference to scoring, BC has compiled 23 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the BC Lions hold an average of 36.9 points per game.
The Lions rank 2nd in the league regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 21.9 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 76.2 rushing yards per game this year. For the season, they have conceded 610 rushing yards through 8 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Lions have surrendered 1,636 yards which has them sitting in 1st in the CFL. Over the course of their 8 games played this season, they have given up 204.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 63.9%. For the season, they have relinquished 280.8 yards per outing which has them ranked 1st in the CFL.
The last time they took the field the Roughriders faced the Elks and ended up getting the victory by a score of 34-23. Jamal Morrow led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 46 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per carry. D'haquille Williams was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 80 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 20.0 yards per catch for that contest. Cody Fajardo went 11/20 with 130 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception in the game.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Roughriders are sitting 4th in the league by tallying 26.0 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Roughriders have compiled 1,824 yards through the air as well as an average of 202.7 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 9th in the CFL. They hold an average of 108.7 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 978 yards for the season. The Saskatchewan Roughriders hold an average of 311.3 yards/game ranking them 8th in the league.
Saskatchewan has allowed a total of 774 rushing yards (86.0 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Roughriders are surrendering 23.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 215 points in total. They have allowed 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 255.4 yards/outing, which has them sitting 6th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (+3.5)
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