Lions at Roughriders 8/13/17 - CFL Picks & Predictions
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BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
CFL: 8:00 PM EST
Aug. 13, 2017
Latest Odds : BC -2 Total 54.5
Sitting at 5-2, but trailing both Edmonton and Calgary in the CFL's Western Division, the B.C. Lions travel to Saskatchewan to battle the Roughriders. After defeating the Roughriders last week, the Lions aim to defeat the Roughriders in back-to-back weeks.
A quarterback controversy might be brewing in Vancouver as Travis Lulay has thrown for over 1400 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions in the absence of Jonathon Jennings. It will be interesting to see which quarterback starts for the Lions going forward. Bryan Burnham leads the Lions in receiving with 32 receptions for 546 yards and 2 touchdowns. Running Back Jeremiah Johnson is among the players in the CFL and has ran for 417 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season.
Following a loss to B.C., the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-4) are all but out of the CFL playoff race. A win, at home, against B.C. is essential if the Roughriders are to hold on to their slim playoff hopes.
Quarterback Kevin Glenn has been solid for the Roughriders and has thrown for 1784 yards, 11 touchdowns, and just 6 interceptions on the season. Naaman Roosevelt leads the Roughriders in receiving with 37 receptions for 458 yards and 3 touchdowns on the year. Bakari Grant (31 receptions, 381 yards, 3 touchdowns), and Duron Carter (30 receptions, 370 yards, 4 touchdowns) are additional players to watch for the Roughriders.
Recent Betting Trends:
Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in August.
Roughriders are 22-46-3 ATS in their last 71 games following a straight up loss.
Under is 4-0 in Lions last 4 games in August.
Over is 4-0 in Roughriders last 4 games following a straight up loss.
Free Betting Pick: BC Lions -2
Last week these two faced off with BC defending home field edge with blowout 30-15 win - see more of the same this week. Home underdog Roughriders can't score enough to even keep this close. Final Score Prediction, BC Lions win and cover ATS 29-22.