Ottawa Redblacks vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 10/1/16
Lions vs. Redblacks
CFL Football: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: Lions -5.5 -- Over/Under: 53 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Redblacks and BC Lions square off late Saturday night at the BC Place on TSN.
The Ottawa Redblacks hope to get back-to-back victories for the first time since June. Trevor Harris is completing 75.3 percent of his passes for 2,696 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. Harris has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Chris Williams and Greg Ellingson have combined for more than 1,900 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Brad Sinopoli has 65 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 84.3 yards per contest, and Travon Van leads the way with 304 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 26.2 points and 373.5 yards per game. Damaso Munoz leads the Redblacks with 51 tackles, Zack Evans has six sacks and Mitchell White has two interceptions.
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The BC Lions have yet to lose back-to-back games this season. Jonathon Jennings is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 3,308 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Jennings has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham have combined for more than 1,800 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Shawn Gore has 51 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 106.9 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 509 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 25 points and 366.3 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the Lions with 87 tackles, Alex Bazzie has 10 sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has one interception.
The RedBlacks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.
BC handeled Ottawa on the road earlier this season and has yet to lose two straight games this season. The Redblacks have had issues stringing wins together all season and have lost two of their last three on the road. Have to like the home team here and the reasonable line.