Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/5/17

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/5/17 Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Lions (4-2) vs. Roughriders (2-3)

CFL Football: Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm (BC Place)

The Line: Lions -5.5 -- Over/Under: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions meet Saturday in CFL action at BC Place.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a big road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost three straight road games. Kevin Glenn is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 1,598 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Glenn has six touchdown passes in his last three games played. Naaman Roosevelt and Bakari Grant have combined for 742 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Duron Carter has 25 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 73.2 yards per contest, and Cameron Marshall leads the way with 316 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 26.8 points and 359.6 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 21 tackles, Willie Jefferson has three sacks and Jovon Johnson has six pass deflections. 

The BC Lions look to avoid back-to-back losses to build on their 4-2 record. The BC Lions have won six of their last nine home games. Travis Lulay is completing 75.2 percent of his passes for 1,099 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Lulay and Jonathon Jennings have combined for nine touchdown passes. Bryan Burnham and Nick Moore have combined for 824 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Emmanuel Arceneaux has 30 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 89.5 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 343 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 27.7 points and 397.3 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the BC Lions with 45 tackles, Craig Roh has three sacks and Ronnie Yell has two interceptions.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have had their issues on the road this season and haven't won back-to-back games since October. The BC Lions continue to flex their muscle defensively and have had no issues with teams not named the Edmonton Eskimos. BC also outscored the Roughriders by a combined score of 65-24 the last two weeks of last season. I'll take the BC Lions at home and the reasonable chalk.

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