Edmonton Elks vs BC Lions Prediction, 8/6/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Elks vs BC Lions
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Elks (+11.5)
The Edmonton Elks (2-5) are headed to BC Place Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the BC Lions (5-1). Edmonton opens this game as 11.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 52.5. The men taking the field are Taylor Cornelius and Nathan Rourke.
The last time they took the field the Elks faced the Blue Bombers and were defeated 24-10. Taylor Cornelius went 25/42 with 270 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception during the game. Taylor Cornelius paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 59 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run. Kenny Lawler was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 98 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 14.0 yards per reception for that contest.
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The Elks have earned 2,086 total yards this season. Offensively they maintain an average of 78.6 yards on the ground which is 8th in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Edmonton has earned 4 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the Edmonton Elks are averaging 18.7 points per outing.
The Elks rank 9th in the CFL in terms of team defense, giving up 34.9 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and 131.9 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this season. During the season, they have given up 923 running yards through 7 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Elks have conceded 1,723 yards which puts them in 5th in the league. Over the course of their 7 games, they are conceding 246.1 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 73.6%. In total, they are giving up 378.0 yards per game which puts them 8th in the CFL.
In their last game the Lions faced the Roughriders and earned the victory by a score of 32-17. James Butler paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 77 yards on 19 carries which gave him an average of 4.1 yards per carry. Keon Hatcher was the receiving yardage leader by earning 110 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 15.7 yards per catch for the game. Nathan Rourke went 27/33 with 336 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Lions currently sit 1st in the CFL averaging 34.7 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Lions have compiled 1,923 yards via the pass as well as an average of 320.5 throwing yards per game, which ranks 1st in the CFL. They average 116.8 yards per game via the rush and have run for 701 yards overall. The BC Lions have an average of 437.3 yards per contest which is good for 1st in the league.
BC has yielded a total of 491 rushing yards (81.8 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Lions are giving up 20.2 points per game, ranking them 2nd in the CFL. In total, they have given up 121 total points. They have allowed the opposition 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 212.5 yards/outing, which has them in 1st in the CFL.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take BC Lions (-11.5) and under 52.5 points
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