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BC Lions vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/13/19

Game
Ottawa Redblacks at BC Lions
Date & Time Friday September 13, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
BC Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Line
The Line: BC Lions -5.5 -- Over/Under: 50
TV Channel
TSN, ESPN2
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The Ottawa Redblacks and BC Lions meet Friday in CFL action at the BC Place.

The Ottawa Redblacks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Ottawa Redblacks have lost three of their last four road games. Dominique Davis is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 1,846 yards, five touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Davis has five interceptions and one touchdown pass in his last three games. Dominique Rhymes and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 1,280 receiving yards and six touchdowns while RJ Harris has 28 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 83.5 yards per contest, and John Crockett leads the way with 403 yards and on 74 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 30.2 points and 426 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 69 tackles, Avery Ellis has four sacks and Anthony Cioffi has two interceptions.

The BC Lions need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The BC Lions have lost all four home games this season. Mike Reilly is completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,667 yards, 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Reilly has at least one touchdown pass in 24 of his last 29 games. Bryan Burnham and Lemar Durant have combined for 1,398 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Duron Carter has 43 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 88.5 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 559 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 31.1 points and 353.9 yards per game. Maleki Harris leads the BC Lions with 46 tackles, Odell Willis has two sacks and Garry Peters has three interceptions.

The RedBlacks are 28-12 ATS in their last 40 road games, 2-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Lions are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Lions last 7 games in September. The under is 7-2 in RedBlacks last 9 games in September.

I'm not trying to lay chalk with either of these teams in their current form, but the home team has won four of the last five meetings between Ottawa and BC, and it's the Redblacks who do enter this game playing at a lower level. Ottawa is losing on the road by an average of 9.8 points and are losing their last three games by an average of 21.7 points. The BC Lions are losing their last three games by an average of eight points, and they should be happy to be home with seven of their last 10 contests taking place on the road. Terrible betting spot, but I'll lay the chalk with the Lions if forced to pick.

Pick:
BC Lions -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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