BC Lions vs Ottawa Redblacks Prediction 9-16-23 CFL Picks

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The Ottawa Redblacks and BC Lions meet Saturday in CFL action at BC Place. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Ottawa Redblacks Betting Preview 

The Ottawa Redblacks could use a win here to snap a 6-game losing streak. The Redblacks have lost each of their last 3 road games. Dustin Crum is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 1,858 yards, 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Jaelon Acklin and Justin Hardy have combined for 1,181 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Nate Behar has 37 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 132.8 yards per contest, and Devonte Williams leads the way with 556 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 25.8 points and 405.3 yards per game. Frankie Griffin leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 46 tackles, Bryce Carter has 6 sacks and Brandin Dandridge has 4 interceptions.

BC Lions Betting Preview 

The BC Lions have won 5 of their last 8 games and are fresh off a bye week. The Lions are 4-1 SU at home this season. Vernon Adams Jr. is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 2,937 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Alexander Hollins and Keon Hatcher have combined for 1,691 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Lucky Whitehead has 37 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 81.5 yards per contest, and Taquan Mizzell leads the way with 587 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, BC is allowing 20.2 points and 329.9 yards per game. Boseko Lokombo leads the BC Lions with 66 tackles, Mathieu Betts has 12 sacks and Garry Peters has 3 interceptions.

Trends

The RedBlacks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lions are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 5-0 in RedBlacks last 5 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Lions last 5 games overall. The RedBlacks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in BC and 0-8 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

Randy’s Pick

The Ottawa Redblacks are dreadful on both sides of the ball, they're not winning games, and they're not covering numbers despite being underdogs each week. The BC Lions are winning games and covering numbers, and they've had an extra week to prepare for this contest. There's a lot pointing toward BC in this spot at home, and it's getting harder and harder to back the Redblacks during this losing stretch. Give me the Lions in a home beat down.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:BC Lions -9.5