BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders - 10/18/19 CFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-5) vs. BC Lions (5-11)
CFL Football: Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: BC Lions +6 -- Over/Under: 47
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions meet Friday in CFL action at the BC Place.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won three of their last five road games. Cody Fajardo is completing 71 percent of his passes for 3,649 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Fajardo has one or less touchdown passes in nine of his last 10 games. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 1,871 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 63 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 113.5 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 886 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 21.4 points and 323.2 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 72 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 15 sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has three interceptions.
The BC Lions look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The BC Lions have won each of their last three home games. Mike Reilly is completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 3,897 yards, 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Reilly has at least one touchdown pass in 28 of his last 34 games. Bryan Burnham and Lemar Durant have combined for 2,139 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Duron Carter has 62 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 101 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 922 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 25.7 points and 337.1 yards per game. Maleki Harris leads the BC Lions with 60 tackles, Odell Willis has four sacks and Garry Peters has four interceptions.
The Roughriders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Lions are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 vs. West. The Roughriders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 41-20-1 in the last 62 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Lions last 8 games overall. The nder is 4-1 in Roughriders last 5 Friday games.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won each of the last five meetings against the BC Lions and that includes a 27-point beatdown back in July when the game was labeled a pick em. Saskatchewan is 5-2 ATS on the road this season and BC is 2-4-1 ATS at home. The BC Lions are also entering this game with questions at quarterback after Mike Reilly is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to wrist surgery. I'll lay the touchdown with the red hot Saskatchewan Roughriders.