Ottawa Redblacks (6-4) vs. BC Lions (3-6)
|Date & Time||Friday September 7, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: BC Lions -1.5 -- Over/Under: 51
The Ottawa Redblacks and BC Lions meet Friday in CFL action at the BC Place.
The Ottawa Redblacks look to avoid back-to-back losses after winning four of their last six games. The Ottawa Redblacks have won three of their last four road games. Trevor Harris is completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 3,005 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 14 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,523 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 47 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 90 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 764 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 22.7 points and 375.6 yards per game. Antoine Pruneau leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 42 tackles, A.C. Leonard has five sacks and Rico Murray has three interceptions.
The BC Lions need a feel good victory here after losing four of their last five games. The BC Lions have won three of their last four home games. Travis Lulay is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,696 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for nine touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham have combined for 1,046 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ricky Collins has 29 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 91.1 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 365 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 26.2 points and 393.9 yards per game. Boseko Lokombo leads the BC Lions with 39 tackles, Odell Willis has five sacks and Winston Rose has three interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 road games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lions are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 13. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
The BC Lions have had an extra week to prepare for this game and have played their best football by far this season at home. BC also hung around with Ottawa on the road in the past meeting, losing by just four poitns and win that game if it isn't for a late touchdown. Ottawa is coming off a really poor performance against Montreal and has looked awful at times this season overall. When the Redblacks play bad, they play really bad. Based on how BC has played at home and the fact its had an extra week to prepare, I'll take the small chalk with the Lions here.