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Calgary Stampeders vs BC Lions 9/17/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders
September 17, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Stampeders -6.5 / BC Lions +6.5
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The BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders meet Saturday in week 15 CFL action at McMahon Stadium. The BC Lions look to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Calgary Stampeders look for a win after splitting their last 8 games.

The BC Lions have won 6 of their last 9 games overall. Nathan Rourke is completing 79.2 percent of his passes for 3,281 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Dominique Rhymes and Lucky Whitehead have combined for 1,740 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, while Keon Hatcher has 47 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 91.3 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 494 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 21.7 points and 317 yards per game. Jordan Williams leads the BC Lions with 54 tackles, Mathieu Betts has 7 sacks and Garry Peters has 4 interceptions.

The Calgary Stampeders have won 8 of their last 12 regular season games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,010 yards, 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Malik Henry and Reggie Begelton have combined for 1,487 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Kamar Jorden has 43 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 111.6 yards per contest, and Ka’Deem Carey leads the way with 712 yards and 7 touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 23.9 points and 387.7 yards per game. Cameron Judge leads the Calgary Stampeders with 55 tackles, Shawn Lemon has 10 sacks and Titus Wall has 3 interceptions.

The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Stampeders are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 11-5-1 in Lions last 17 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Stampeders last 13 games overall. The Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Calgary.

The Calgary Stampeders are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, and their reputation is solid with bettors and oddsmakers over the years. However, are we sure the Stampeders are the better team here? The Lions beat the Stampeders about a month ago, and they have arguably the best offense in the league, along with a defense that’s first in total defense. Yes, there are injuries on both sides and that certainly plays into the line, but this line is crazy disrespectful to me. Give me BC and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
BC Lions +6.5
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