Blue Bombers vs. Lions
CFL Football: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Blue Bombers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Saturday in CFL action at Investors Group Field.
The BC Lions could use a feel good victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The BC Lions have lost five straight road games. Jonathon Jennings is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 3,086 yards, 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Jennings has at least one touchdown pass in six of his last nine games. Bryan Burnham and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 1,981 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Jeremiah Johnson has 45 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 93.3 yards per contest, and Johnson leads the way with 886 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 27.1 points and 379.4 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the BC Lions with 128 tackles, Craig Roh has eight sacks and Ronnie Yell has three interceptions.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to keep the ball rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won five of their last six home games. Matt Nichols is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 4,442 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Nichols has one or less touchdown passes in each of his last three games. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for 1,940 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Weston Dressler has 42 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 99.6 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 903 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 28.2 points and 422.7 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 68 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has seven sacks and Chris Randle has five interceptions.
The Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Lions are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Winnipeg, 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The home team has won six of the last nine meetings between Winnipeg and BC, and the Lions have failed to cover in each of their last five on the road. The Blue Bombers are a healthy 11-5 ATS this season and know they have to keep these positive vibes going with the playoffs right around the corner. Past meetings between these teams have been tight, so the points may provide some value here, but BC is just in bad form right now and the Blue Bombers have to see the blood in the water. Give me the home team by a touchdown.