BC Lions (2-2) vs. Ottawa Redblacks (2-2)
CFL Football: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm (TD Place Stadium)
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BC Lions and Ottawa Redblacks meet Friday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.
The BC Lions look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The BC Lions have lost seven of their last eight road games. Travis Lulay is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 326 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for three touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham have combined for 354 receiving yards on 29 receptions while Shaquille Johnson has 10 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 104.2 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 222 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 27.2 points and 409 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the BC Lions with 26 tackles, Odell Willis has two sacks and Winston Rose has two interceptions.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for their second home win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Ottawa Redblacks have split their last six home games. Trevor Harris is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 915 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 575 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 16 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 102.8 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 372 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 21.5 points and 351.8 yards per game. Antoine Pruneau leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 20 tackles, Michael Wakefield has three sacks and Rico Murray has two interceptions.
The Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The RedBlacks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in July. The under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Ottawa.
The BC Lions have been awful on the road both SU and ATS to the point you're betting off just fading this team whenever it plays. BC has not only lost seven of its last eight road games, but it's also failed to cover in those games as well. BC also has a defense that does little to get off the field. The Ottawa Redblacks fooled me with a flawless opening game, but this is still an impressive offensive bunch that should have little trouble moving the ball in this game. After some tough road games and a meeting against Calgary, this is a spot where Ottawa should run away with things. I'm not high on the BC Lions right now.