Redblacks (2-6-1) vs. Lions (5-4)
CFL Football: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm (TD Place Stadium)
The Line: Redblacks -2 -- Over/Under: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BC Lions and Ottawa Redblacks meet Saturday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.
The BC Lions look for a nice road victory after splitting their last six games. The BC Lions have won three of their last five road games. Travis Lulay is completing 72.5 percent of his passes for 1,491 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Lulay and Jonathon Jennings have combined for 15 touchdown passes. Bryan Burnham and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 1,034 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Nick Moore has 28 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 96.4 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 487 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 27 points and 385.3 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the BC Lions with 68 tackles, Craig Roh has five sacks and Ronnie Yell has two interceptions.
The Ottawa Redblacks are desperate for a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Ottawa Redblacks have lost three of their last four home games. Trevor Harris is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 2,862 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions. Harris has two touchdown passes in each of his last five games. Greg Ellingson and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 1,571 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 27 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 76.9 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 305 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 27.4 points and 413.1 yards per game. Taylor Reed leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 45 tackles, Zack Evans has three sacks and Antoine Pruneau has two interceptions.
The Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The RedBlacks are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The BC Lions have cooled off a bit after a strong start, while the Ottawa Redblacks finally finished a game against Hamilton and have a shot at back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Ottawa Redblacks are far better than their record indicates, as we're talking about a team that's lost every game by seven or less points. Eventually the ball is going to start bouncing for the Redblacks, so you have to side with them at home with the reasonable line.