Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs BC Lions Prediction, 7/9/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs BC Lions
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Location: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (+1)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-0) go to BC Place Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the BC Lions (3-0). Winnipeg opens this contest as 1-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 50. The QB's taking the field are Zach Collaros and Nathan Rourke.
In their last contest the Blue Bombers faced the Argonauts and earned the win by a score of 23-22. Zach Collaros went 25/31 with 215 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. Brady Oliveira led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 28 yards via 7 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per run. Dalton Schoen led the team in receiving yardage by earning 73 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 14.6 yards per catch in the game.
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The Blue Bombers have racked up 1,243 total yards for the year. Offensively they're holding an average of 78.0 yards rushing which ranks them 7th in the CFL. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Winnipeg has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 2 touchdowns on the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an average of 21.8 points per game.
The Blue Bombers are ranked 1st in the league concerning team defense, allowing 15.8 points per game. They are giving up 4.5 yards per tote and 74.8 rushing yards per game this year. For the year, they have given up 299 yards via the ground game in 4 games. Regarding passing yards, the Blue Bombers have allowed 1,196 yards which has them ranked 9th in the CFL. Over the course of their 4 games played this season, they have relinquished 299.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.2%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 373.8 yards per outing putting them 7th in the league.
In their last game the Lions played the Redblacks and won 34-31. James Butler led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 63 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.3 yards per run. Keon Hatcher was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 166 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 23.7 yards per reception for that contest. Nathan Rourke went 23/31 with 359 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 interceptions in the game.
For the year to this point, the Lions have a total of 1,063 yards via the pass along with an average of 354.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 1st in the league. The BC Lions are averaging 515.7 yards per contest which ranks them 1st in the CFL. They hold an average of 161.3 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 484 yards for the year. In relation to their ability to score points, the Lions sit 1st in the CFL holding an average of 45.7 PPG.
The Lions are surrendering 16.3 PPG, which has them ranked 2nd in the league. Overall, they have given up 49 points in total. BC has yielded a total of 183 yards on the ground (61.0 yards per contest) in addition to 4 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have allowed the opposition 0 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 183.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 1st in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (+1)
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