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Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/15/19

Game
BC Lions at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date & Time Thursday August 15, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
IG Field
Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Line
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -12 -- Over/Under: 51
TV Channel
TSN, RDS2
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The BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday in CFL action at IG Field. 

The BC Lions need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The BC Lions have lost four of their last five road games. Mike Reilly is completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 1,974 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. Reilly has at least one touchdown pass in 22 of his last 26 games. Bryan Burnham and Lemar Durant have combined for 1,064 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Duron Carter has 34 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 86.1 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 453 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 34.5 points and 370.6 yards per game. Jordan Herdman-Reed leads the BC Lions with 37 tackles, Davon Coleman has two sacks and Aaron Grymes has one interception.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for another victory to build on their impressive 6-2 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won all four home games this season. Matt Nichols is completing 70.6 percent of his passes for 1,757 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 13 games. Lucky Whitehead and Andrew Harris have combined for 652 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Darvin Adams has 20 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 137.8 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 746 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 19.4 points and 335 yards per game. Chandler Fenner leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 43 tackles, Willie Jefferson has four sacks and Winston Rose has six interceptions.

The Lions are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in August and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Lions are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Winnipeg and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Blue Bombers last 7 home games. The over is 7-2 in Lions last 9 games overall.

The BC Lions have lost four straight games, and they've lost their last three games by an average of 13.6 points. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat BC earlier this year by 10 points and are winning at home this season by an average of 16.4 points. BC is just 2-6 ATS this season, while Winnipeg is 3-1 ATS at home this season. Double-digit chalk is always tricky in this league, but the numbers suggest this should be a comfortable home victory for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Pick:
Winnipeg Blue Bombers -12

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