BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts Prediction, 10/8/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (-2.5)
The BC Lions (10-4) are headed to BMO Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Toronto Argonauts (8-6). The odds on this matchup have BC as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 51.5. The starting quarterbacks are Vernon Adams and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
In their last game the Lions faced the Redblacks and ended up getting the victory by a score of 34-19. Vernon Adams went 17/22 with 305 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. James Butler paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 89 yards by way of 16 carries which had him averaging 5.6 yards per tote. Dominique Rhymes was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 103 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 20.6 yards per catch in the game.
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In terms of scoring points, the BC Lions have an average of 30.4 points per outing. Offensively they average 96.8 yards on the ground ranking them 4th in the league. The Lions have attained 5,728 total yards this year. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, BC has earned 29 touchdowns via the pass and 20 rushing touchdowns.
The Lions rank 3rd in the league regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 22.3 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 5.2 yards per running attempt and 91.1 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. For the year, they have allowed 1,276 yards via the ground game in 14 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Lions have surrendered 3,244 yards which ranks them 1st in the league. In their 14 games played this season, they are conceding 231.7 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.2%. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 322.9 yards per contest which has them sitting 1st in the league.
The last time they took the field the Argonauts played the Stampeders and lost 29-2. A.J. Ouellette led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 66 yards on 9 carries which gave him an average of 7.3 yards per run. DaVaris Daniels was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 51 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 10.2 yards per reception during the game. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 19/38 with 194 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 2 interceptions on the day.
During the season to this point, the Argonauts have racked up 3,647 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 260.5 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 4th in the league. The Toronto Argonauts hold an average of 338.1 yards per contest ranking them 6th in the league. They have an average of 77.6 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,087 yards for this season. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Argonauts rank 5th in the CFL maintaining an average of 23.9 PPG.
The Argonauts are conceding 22.9 PPG, which has them sitting 4th in the league. In total, they have relinquished 321 total points. Toronto has surrendered a total of 1,336 yards on the ground (95.4 yards/game) as well as 9 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have allowed 14 touchdowns through the air and 263.8 yards/game, ranking them 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto Argonauts (+2.5)
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