BC Lions at Saskatchewan Roughriders
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -3.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Saturday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The BC Lions could use a feel good victory here to rebound from a brutal 1-4 start to the season. The BC Lions have lost two of their last three road games. Mike Reilly is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,256 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. Reilly has at least one touchdown pass in 20 of his last 23 games. Bryan Burnham and Lemar Durant have combined for 662 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Duron Carter has 24 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 74.4 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 283 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 31.6 points and 367 yards per game. Jordan Herdman-Reed leads the BC Lions with 27 tackles, Davon Coleman has two sacks and Aaron Grymes has one interception.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders also need a victory here after a slow 1-3 start to the season. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have split their last two home games. Cody Fajardo is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 945 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 1,145 passing yards and four touchdowns this season. Kyran Moore and Shaquelle Evans have combined for 554 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 15 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 115 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 276 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 27.8 points and 357 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 23 tackles, Charleston Hughes has five sacks and Nick Marshall has one interception.
The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. West and 10-22 ATS in their last 32 Saturday games. The under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings in Saskatchewan and 41-18-1 in the last 60 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Roughriders last 6 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Lions last 5 road games.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won the last three meetings against the BC Lions and have won those games by an average of 18.3 points. Both teams are in serious need of a victory, but Saskatchewan has been the better team up to this point, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The BC Lions have also been horrible against the number dating back to last season, failing to cover seven of their last eight games. Throw in home field, and you have to like the Roughriders and the reasonable chalk.