Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions Prediction, 9/30/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Location: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Ottawa Redblacks (+9.5)
The Ottawa Redblacks (3-10) travel to BC Place Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the BC Lions (9-4). The odds on this matchup have BC as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Nick Arbuckle and Vernon Adams.
The last time they took the field the Redblacks faced the Argonauts and took the defeat by a score of 45-15. Nick Arbuckle went 23/37 with 231 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 2 picks on the day. Devonte Williams led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 47 yards on 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per tote. Nathaniel Behar was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 119 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 13.2 yards per reception for that game.
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Regarding getting in the endzone, the Ottawa Redblacks hold an average of 20.3 points per game. As a unit they average 91.8 yards in the run game ranking them 6th in the league. The Redblacks have racked up 4,621 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Ottawa has amassed 7 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns on the ground.
The Redblacks are sitting in 6th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 25.8 PPG. The opposition is running for 5.1 yards per run and 101.5 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,320 yards on the ground through 13 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Redblacks have conceded 3,386 yards which has them sitting in 3rd in the league. During their 13 games played, they have yielded 260.5 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.6%. In total, they are granting 362.0 yards per game which has them ranked 8th in the CFL.
In their last game the Lions went up against the Stampeders and took the defeat by a score of 25-11. James Butler led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 61 yards via 11 carries which meant he averaged 5.6 yards per tote. Bryan Burnham led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 58 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 14.5 yards per catch in the game. Vernon Adams went 12/24 with 151 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Lions are sitting 2nd in the CFL holding an average of 30.1 points per contest. During the season so far, the Lions have thrown for a total of 4,089 yards through the air along with an average of 314.5 passing yards per game, which is ranked 1st in the league. They hold an average of 92.7 run yards per game and have run for 1,205 yards overall. The BC Lions have an average of 407.2 yards per game which has them ranked 1st in the league.
The Lions are conceding 22.5 points per game, which has them in 2nd in the league. This season, they have given up 293 points in total. BC has allowed a total of 1,208 rushing yards (92.9 yards/game) and 10 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have given up 15 touchdowns from the passing game and 222.5 yards/contest, which has them in 1st in the league.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take BC Lions (-9.5)
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