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BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/27/19

Game
Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions
Date & Time Saturday July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
BC Place
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Line
The Line: BC Lions +4 -- Over/Under: 52
TV Channel
TSN
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions meet Saturday in CFL action at the BC Place.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost both road games this season. Cody Fajardo is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 1,223 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 1,423 passing yards and six touchdowns this season. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 775 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 16 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 112.2 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 323 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 27.2 points and 379 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 30 tackles, Charleston Hughes has eight sacks and Nick Marshall has one interception.

The BC Lions need a victory here to rebound from a rough 1-5 start to the season. The BC Lions have lost both home games this season. Mike Reilly is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 1,602 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Reilly has at least one touchdown pass in 21 of his last 24 games. Bryan Burnham and Lemar Durant have combined for 777 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Duron Carter has 31 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 82.2 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 300 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 32.7 points and 369 yards per game. Jordan Herdman-Reed leads the BC Lions with 32 tackles, Davon Coleman has two sacks and Aaron Grymes has one interception.

The Roughriders are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. West, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in July and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 7. The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-10 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Roughriders are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in BC and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Lions last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Roughriders last 7 road games.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders already beat the BC Lions this season by 13 points, and they've won each of the last four meetings as well. The Roughriders aren't playing well enough to trust them on the road in a spot like this, but the Lions have had nothing but issues this season offensively, especially at home where they average just 14.5 points and 269 total yards. This is a game the Saskatchewan Roughriders should win and cover the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Saskatchewan Roughriders -4

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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