BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 9/22/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (-8.5)
The Edmonton Elks (4-10) host the BC Lions (9-4) at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday. The spread on this game has BC as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Vernon Adams and Tre Ford.
In their last game the Lions played the Redblacks and won by a score of 41-37. Vernon Adams went 26/37 with 325 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He threw 3 picks during the game. Vernon Adams led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 45 yards on 5 carries which meant he averaged 9.0 yards per run. Justin McInnis was the receiving yardage leader by earning 118 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 14.8 yards per catch in the game.
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When talking about getting in the endzone, the BC Lions are averaging 26.9 PPG. As a unit they're holding an average of 78.8 yards via the ground game which is 9th in the CFL. The Lions have earned 4,804 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, BC has compiled 26 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns.
The Lions are sitting in 2nd in the CFL in terms of team defense, allowing 21.5 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt and 93.3 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. Overall, they have conceded 1,213 running yards through 13 outings. When it comes to yards through the air, the Lions have surrendered 2,851 yards which has them sitting in 2nd in the CFL. Over the course of their 13 games played, they have conceded 219.3 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.3%. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 312.6 yards/contest putting them 2nd in the CFL.
In their last game the Elks played the Roughriders and earned the victory by a score of 36-27. Kevin Brown led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 35 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for a total of 175 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he averaged 9.0 yards per run. Kyran Moore was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 59 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 9.8 yards per catch for that contest. Tre Ford went 13/20 with 173 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception during the game.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Elks currently rank 9th in the CFL scoring 20.0 points per game. During the season thus far, the Elks have racked up 2,897 passing yards together with holding an average of 206.9 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 8th in the CFL. They have an average of 133.4 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,868 yards for this year. The Edmonton Elks are averaging 340.4 yards per contest which has them ranked 5th in the CFL.
The Elks are relinquishing 26.1 points per game, which has them ranked 5th in the CFL. Overall, they have surrendered 365 total points. Edmonton has given up a total of 1,845 rushing yards (131.8 yards per outing) as well as 14 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have conceded 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 245.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 6th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+8.5)
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