The Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions meet Friday in week 12 CFL action at BC Place. The Saskatchewan Roughriders need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. The BC Lions look to build on their 5-game winning streak.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won 9 of their last 15 regular season games. Coby Fajardo is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,827 yards, 10 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. D’haquille Williams and Kian Schaffer-Baker have combined for 924 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Jamal Morrow has 34 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 104.4 yards per contest, and Morrow leads the way with 564 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 24.3 points and 378.9 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 60 tackles, Pete Robertson has 8 sacks and Derrick Moncrief has 4 interceptions.
The BC Lions have won 8 of their last 9 regular season games. 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 1,548 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Keon Hatcher has 42 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 100.1 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 449 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 20.6 points and 300.2 yards per game. Jordan Williams leads the BC Lions with 37 tackles, Sione Teuhema has 5 sacks and Garry Peters has 3 interceptions.
The Roughriders are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in August and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. West and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Roughriders last 5 games overall. The over is 11-3-1 in Lions last 15 games overall. The Roughriders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in BC and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The BC Lions just beat the Roughriders last week on the road by 18 points, and they beat them by 15 points a month ago. This line seems soft given the past meetings. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are below average in a lot of areas, and 4 of their 5 losses this season have been decided by double digits. As Ive said before, it's hard to argue BC not being the best team in the league, as they're first in a lot of major categories. I'll gladly lay the 3.5 points with BC at home.