BC Lions (1-0) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (1-1)
CFL Football: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -7 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos meet Friday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The BC Lions look to improve to 2-0 on the season for the second time in three years after getting last week off. The BC Lions have lost five of their last six road games. Jonathon Jennings is completing 83.3 percent of his passes for 183 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jennings has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Shaquille Johnson and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 87 receiving yards and one touchdown while Bryan Burnham has six receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 117 yards per contest, and Jonathon Johnson leads the way with 57 yards on nine carries. Defensively, BC is allowing 10 points and 359 yards per game. Davon Coleman leads the BC Lions with seven tackles, Junior Luke has one sack and Garry Peters has one interception.
The Edmonton Eskimos look to get a game above a .500 record with their first home win of the season. The Edmonton Eskimos have split their last eight home games. Mike Reilly is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 694 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Reilly has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Derel Walker and D'haquille Williams have combined for 411 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has six receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 70.5 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 76 yards on 18 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 34 points and 421.5 yards per game. Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga leads the Edmonton Eskimos with nine tackles, Adam Konar has one sack and J.C. Sherritt has one interception.
The Lions are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Eskimos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Edmonton Eskimos are laying a touchdown after losing last week by 17 points at home to Hamilton as touchdown favorites. Something isn't adding up here. That's without mentioning that the BC Lions beat up on Montreal in their season opener and have had an extra week to prepare for this game. Yes, Edmonton has had its way with BC over the years, but the last meeting was close and the Lions are consistently a tough defensive bunch. There's just too much value on the Lions to pass up a free touchdown.