BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 10/28/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (+4.5)
The BC Lions (12-5) go to IG Field on Friday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (14-3). The odds on this matchup have Winnipeg as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 51.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Vernon Adams and Zach Collaros.
In their last game the Lions played the Elks and won by a score of 31-14. Vernon Adams went 18/24 with 211 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. James Butler led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He rushed for a total of 141 yards on 24 carries which had him averaging 5.9 yards per run. Alexander Hollins was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 37 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 6.2 yards per reception for that game.
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The Lions have racked up 6,673 yards in total this season. As a team they are averaging 102.1 yards on the ground ranking them 4th in the league. When it comes to scoring, BC has compiled 33 touchdowns via the pass and 23 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to scoring, the BC Lions hold an average of 30.4 points per outing.
The Lions sit in 2nd in the CFL in terms of team defense, allowing 22.4 points per game. The opposition is running for 5.1 yards per run and 90.0 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. For the season, they have allowed 1,530 yards via the running game in 17 games. In terms of passing yards, the Lions have allowed 4,101 yards which ranks them 1st in the CFL. In their 17 games played this year, they are allowing 241.2 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 67.0%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 331.2 yards/contest ranking them 1st in the league.
In their last game the Blue Bombers faced the Lions and lost 40-32. Greg McCrae paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 9 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 21 yards via 3 carries which meant he was running for 7.0 yards per run. Rasheed Bailey was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 121 yards on 11 catches. He averaged 11.0 yards per catch in the game. Dru Brown went 28/39 with 325 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He tossed 2 interceptions on the day.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Blue Bombers sit 3rd in the league with an average of 30.2 PPG. During this campaign to this point, the Blue Bombers have thrown for 4,409 yards via the pass along with an average of 259.4 passing yards per game, ranking them 5th in the CFL. They average 110.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,879 yards for this year. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are averaging 369.9 yards per game which has them ranked 3rd in the league.
Winnipeg has given up a total of 1,549 yards on the ground (91.1 yards/game) as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Blue Bombers are allowing 21.2 PPG, ranking them 1st in the CFL. In total, they have allowed 361 total points. They have yielded 19 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 241.4 yards/game, which puts them in 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take BC Lions (+4.5)
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