Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/7/18

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/7/18 Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

BC Lions (1-1) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-2)

CFL Football: Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)

The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Saturday in CFL action at Investors Group Field.

The BC Lions look for their first road victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The BC Lions have lost five of their last six road games. Jonathon Jennings is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 382 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Jennings has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last seven games. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Cory Watson have combined for 183 receiving yards and one touchdown while Shaquille Johnson has three receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 118.5 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 116 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, BC is allowing 25.5 points and 438 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the BC Lions with 17 tackles, Junior Luke has one sack and Garry Peters has one interception. 

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for their first home win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have lost three of their last four home games. Chris Streveler is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 570 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler enters this game with 86 career pass attempts under his belt. Weston Dressler and Darvin Adams have combined for 260 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 12 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 172 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 201 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 24.7 points and 387.3 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 21 tackles, Tristan Okpalaugo has two sacks and Kevin Fogg has one interception.

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The Lions are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. West and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Lions are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Winnipeg, 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings and the over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

The road issues continue for the BC Lions, as they've now lost five of their last six and simply blew chances to beat Edmonton last week. BC was off to a terrific start in the first quarter but just couldn't create any real distance and ended up getting waxed in the final three quarters. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have had trouble at home recently, but they've played well in two of their three games and could easily have a better record. Winnipeg has been one of the better offensive teams through three games and is playing a BC defense that can't stop the pass at all. The Blue Bombers roll in this contest.

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Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Blue Bombers -3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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