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Eskimos at Lions 8/9/18 - CFL Picks & Predictions

Posted on 7 August 2018 by David
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Edmonton Eskimos vs. British Columbia Lions

CFL: 10:00 PM EST

Aug. 09, 2018

Latest Odds : EDM -3.5 Total 54

On Thursday, the Edmonton Eskimos look for a fourth straight victory on the road against the BC Lions. The Eskimos defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders last Thursday 26-19. The Eskimos defense came up big late holding the Roughriders to five points over their final seven possessions during the final 27-plus minutes of play to preserve the win.

BC lost its second straight game on Saturday falling to the Calgary Stampeders 27-18. The Lions defense gave up 370 passing yards in the loss. On offense, the Lions opening drive in the second half took them near the goal line, but the Lions failed on third and goal from the six and lost out on likely a sure three points. The Lions rushed for 54 yards and passed for 281 yards in the lost.

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Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly has thrown for 2,320 yards, 14 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. The leading receiver is D’haquille Williams with 713 yards and 5 touchdowns. CJ Gable leads the ground game with 481 yards and two touchdowns. The leading tackler is J.C. Sherritt with 40 tackles, 1 interception and 1 quarterback sack.

Lions quarterback Travis Lulay has thrown for 932 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The leading receiver is Emmanuel Arceneaux with 385 yards and one touchdown. The leading rusher is Jeremiah Johnson with 272 yards and three touchdowns. Bo Lokombo leads the team in tackles with 24 on defense, 6 special teams tackles and 1 quarterback sack.

Recent Betting Trends:

Edmonton is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 on the road

The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Eskimos last 11 on the road

BC is 4-11-1 ATS in its last 16 versus West teams

The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Lions last 6 played on Thursday

Free Betting Pick: Edmonton Eskimos -3.5

Edmonton has covered each of the last four head to head with BC. Edmonton has covered the number in 6 of its last 8 on the road. BC has covered just 4 of the last 15 played against teams with a winning record. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Eskimos win and cover ATS 29-22.

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