Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-4) vs. BC Lions (3-5)
CFL Football: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: BC Lions -2.5 -- Over/Under: 52 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions meet Saturday in CFL action at the BC Place.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a big road victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost two of their last three road games. Brandon Bridge is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 669 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Zach Collaros and Bridge have combined for four touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Jordan Williams-Lambert and Shaquelle Evans have combined for 671 receiving yards and one touchdown while Naaman Roosevelt has 26 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 116.9 yards per contest, and Tre Mason leads the way with 306 yards on 54 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 25.2 points and 337.8 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 31 tackles, Charleston Hughes has nine sacks and Tobi Antigha has two interceptions.
The BC Lions could use a feel good victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The BC Lions have won all three home games this season. Travis Lulay is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 1,456 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for eight touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham have combined for 936 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Ricky Collins has 24 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 93.2 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 332 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 26.5 points and 405.5 yards per game. Boseko Lokombo leads the BC Lions with 35 tackles, Odell Willis has five sacks and Winston Rose has three interceptions.
The Roughriders are 18-37-1 ATS in their last 56 Saturday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 11 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. West. The Lions are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. West, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 11 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Roughriders are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in BC, 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings and the under is 40-18 in the last 58 meetings.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are coming off a monster victory over Calgary, and you have to question if this is a bit of a letdown spot for them. BC has won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Roughriders and is outscoring teams by 7.6 points at home this season. We've been suckered in with Saskatchewan after a big win before only to be burned. The Roughriders are good at teasing and not being consistent. I'll take the small line with the Lions at home.