Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions Prediction, 8/26/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Location: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (+6.5)
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-5) go to BC Place Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the BC Lions (8-1). The odds on this game have BC as 6.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 53.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Mason Fine and Michael O'Conner.
In their last game the Roughriders took on the Lions and took the loss by a score of 28-10. Mason Fine went 16/26 with 210 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Jamal Morrow paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 34 yards by way of 6 carries which had him averaging 6.0 yards per carry. Justin McInnis was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 111 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 18.5 yards per reception for the game.
Get all of our CFL Expert Picks
The Roughriders have earned 3,090 total yards for this campaign. As a unit they hold an average of 104.4 yards via the ground game ranking them 2nd in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Saskatchewan has compiled 13 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to scoring, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are sitting at 24.4 points per game.
The Roughriders rank 4th in the CFL regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 24.3 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 86.7 yards on the ground per contest for the season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 867 running yards through 10 games. Concerning passing yards, the Roughriders have surrendered 2,705 yards which has them sitting in 9th in the CFL. During their 10 games played this year, they have conceded 270.5 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 69.8%. Overall, they are granting 357.2 yards per contest which has them sitting 6th in the CFL.
In their last game the Lions took on the Roughriders and won 28-10. James Butler paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 7 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 16 yards by way of 13 carries which gave him an average of 1.2 yards per run. Lucky Whitehead was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 136 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 15.1 yards per catch for the game. Nathan Rourke went 22/31 with 375 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 2 picks during the game.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Lions are 1st in the CFL by tallying 35.9 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Lions have thrown for a total of 3,263 yards via the pass together with an average of 362.6 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 1st in the CFL. They average 100.1 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 901 yards for this season. The BC Lions are averaging 462.7 yards per game which ranks them 1st in the CFL.
BC has surrendered a total of 676 yards via the ground game (75.1 yards per contest) and 7 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Lions are conceding 20.6 PPG, which puts them in 2nd in the league. Overall, they have relinquished 185 total points. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 206.4 yards/outing, which puts them in 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (+6.5)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free CFL picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert CFL Picks