Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-2) vs. BC Lions (1-2)
CFL Football: Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: BC Lions +4 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and BC Lions meet Saturday in CFL action at the BC Place.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for their second road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won six of their last nine road games. Chris Streveler is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 615 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for seven touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. Weston Dressler and Darvin Adams have combined for 361 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 16 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 167 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 310 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 23.2 points and 360.5 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 27 tackles, Tristan Okpalaugo has three sacks and Kevin Fogg has one interception.
The BC Lions need a win here to rebound from back-to-back losses and get back to a .500 record. The BC Lions have lost five of their last seven home games. Jonathon Jennings is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 487 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Jennings has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham have combined for 220 receiving yards on 19 receptions while Cory Watson has eight receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 114.7 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 196 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 30.7 points and 411.7 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the BC Lions with 22 tackles, Junior Luke has one sack and Garry Peters has one interception.
The Blue Bombers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 18-5 ATS in their last 23 road games and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in BC, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 meetings and the over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The BC Lions have quarterback issues, which is why the line took forever to be released, and they have a secondary that's just downright awful. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have actually been solid on the road dating back to last season and have a quarterback in Streveler who is only gaining confidence with each game he plays. Even at home, I can't bring myself to back the BC Lions, mainly with how bad they have been defensively. I'll lay the chalk with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.