BC Lions (9-7) at Saskatchewan Roughriders (11-6)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 27, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -4 -- Over/Under: 51.5
The BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Saturday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The BC Lions look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The BC Lions have lost six of their last eight road games. Travis Lulay is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 2,289 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for 20 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions this season. Bryan Burnham and Ricky Collins have combined for 1,515 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Emmanuel Arceneaux has 32 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 99.5 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 633 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 25.8 points and 361.3 yards per game. T.J. Lee leads the BC Lions with 76 tackles, Odell Willis has 10 sacks and Winston Rose has five interceptions.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will play their last regular season game here and have won eight of their last 10 games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won four of their last six home games. Zach Collaros is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,947 yards, nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Collaros and Brandon Bridge have combined for 10 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions this season. Shaquelle Evans and Jordan Williams-Lambert have combined for 1,528 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 48 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 106.8 yards per contest, and Tre Mason leads the way with 781 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 25.2 points and 345.1 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 74 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 15 sacks and Nick Marshall has three interceptions.
The Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. West, 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Roughriders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. West, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 9-21 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games. The Lions are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Saskatchewan, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings and the under is 41-18 in the last 59 meetings.
Both of these teams are playing solid football down the stretch as they gear up for the playoffs, but it's the Saskatchewan Roughriders who are probably in the best form of any team in the league. The Roughriders have lost just three game since August and the offense has become far more balanced once Mason started getting consistent carries. With Calgary struggling with injuries, you can make a strong case the Saskatchewan Roughriders should be the favorites to win the Grey Cup. Give me the home team and the reasonable chalk.