Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions
September 24, 2021 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: BC Lions +1
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions meet Friday in week 8 CFL action at BC Place. The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a win to build on their 4-2 record. The BC Lions look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won 13 of their last 18 games overall. Coby Fajardo is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Fajardo has two touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Kyran Moore and Kian Schaffer-Baker have combined for 587 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Brayden Lenius has 17 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 117.8 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 406 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 19.8 points and 342.7 yards per game. Micah Teitz leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 31 tackles, Jonathan Woodard has six sacks and Ed Gainey has two interceptions.
The BC Lions have lost five of their last nine games overall. Michael Reilly is completing 75.6 percent of his passes for 1,601 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Reilly and Nathan Rourke have combined for 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Lucky Whitehead and Bryan Burnham have combined for 987 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jevon Cottoy has 13 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 74 yards per contest, and Shaquille Cooper leads the way with 147 yards on 29 carries. Defensively, BC is allowing 17.7 points and 376.2 yards per game. Jordan Williams leads the BC Lions with 41 tackles, Odum Gwachum has three sacks and Boseko Lokombo has three interceptions.
The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Lions are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Roughriders last 5 games overall. The under is 13-3 in Lions last 16 games overall. The Roughriders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The BC Lions are on quite a role right now and it’s tempting to back them here at home. However, you can argue the Saskatchewan Roughriders are playing the better football and they already have a win this season over BC. In fact, the Roughriders have won seven straight games overall against the Lions. The BC Lions have not beaten Saskatchewan since August of 2017 when they forced two picks from Kevin Glenn. Sometimes a team just has your number. Give me the Roughriders in this toss up.