BC Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/30/15
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-3) vs. BC Lions (2-2)
CFL Football: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Winnipeg +5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS, ESPN2
The BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday night at Investors Group Field.
The BC Lions look to bounce back after last week and get a game above .500. Travis Lulay is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 950 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Lulay has six touchdowns and one pick in his last three games. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Andrew Harris have combined for more than 400 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Austin Collie has two touchdowns on 15 catches. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 102.5 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 284 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 28.2 points and 447.2 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Lions with 36 tackles, T.J. Lee has two interceptions and Craig Roh is one of five players with a sack.
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers need a win to get back to .500 after an ugly game on Saturday. Brian Brohm is completing 53.2 percent of his passes for 217 yards, zero touchdowns and four interceptions. Drew Willy is questionable for this game with a knee injury. Nick Moore and Clarence Denmark have combined for close to 600 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Darvin Adams has a touchdown on 13 catches. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 92.6 yards per contest, and Paris Cotton leads the way with 247 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 31.8 points and 415.8 yards per game. Matt Bucknor leads the Blue Bombers with 20 tackles, Johnny Adams has two interceptions and Jamaal Westerman has three sacks.
The Lions are 2-0-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 0-5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 5-15-3 ATS in their last 23 home games and 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 vs. West. The Lions are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Winnipeg.
Assuming Willy plays this game, I'm not sure how you don't take the points here. Yes, BC has beaten the Blue Bombers in seven of the last eight meetings, but the Blue Bombers have been far more consistent so far against better comp. If Willy goes, I like Winnipeg to win this game outright.