Roughriders (2-4) vs. Lions (5-2)
CFL Football: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Roughriders +2 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Sunday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The BC Lions look for another victory to build on their impressive 5-2 start to the CFL season. The BC Lions are 3-1 on the road this season. Travis Lulay is completing 73.7 percent of his passes for 1,437 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Lulay and Jonathon Jennings have combined for 10 touchdown passes. Bryan Burnham and Nick Moore have combined for 976 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Emmanuel Arceneaux has 35 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 89.5 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 417 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 27.7 points and 397.3 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the BC Lions with 51 tackles, Craig Roh has five sacks and Ronnie Yell has two interceptions.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last four games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are 2-1 at home this season. Kevin Glenn is completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 1,784 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Glenn has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. Naaman Roosevelt and Bakari Grant have combined for 839 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Duron Carter has 30 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 73.2 yards per contest, and Cameron Marshall leads the way with 344 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 26.8 points and 359.6 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 25 tackles, Willie Jefferson has four sacks and Jovon Johnson has six pass deflections.
The Lions are 18-7-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. West. The Roughriders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in August, 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 vs. West and 4-10 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Lions are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Saskatchewan, 20-8-2 ATS in their last 30 meetings and the under is 39-18 in the last 57 meetings.
It's tough to beat the same team back-to-back weeks, but the BC Lions dominated last week and have been nothing but money this season when playing a squad not named the Edmonton Eskimos. While the Saskatchewan Roughriders have played well at home, both of their victories have come against teams with losing records. You have to like the BC Lions to get another victory, as they've been overall the better and more consistent football team.