BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders
August 13, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Stampeders +2.5 / BC Lions -2.5
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The BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders meet Saturday in week 10 CFL action at McMahon Stadium. The BC Lions look to build on their 3-game winning streak. The Calgary Stampeders look to build on their 5-2 record.
The BC Lions have lost 8 of their last 15 regular season games. Nathan Rourke is completing 81.3 percent of his passes for 2,418 yards, 21 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Dominique Rhymes and Lucky Whitehead have combined for 1,127 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Keon Hatcher has 34 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 109 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 433 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 19.3 points and 299.9 yards per game. Jordan Williams leads the BC Lions with 27 tackles, Sione Teuhema has 5 sacks and Garry Peters has 3 interceptions.
The Calgary Stampeders have won 8 of their last 10 regular season games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 1,655 yards, 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Malik Henry and Reggie Begelton have combined for 881 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Kamar Jorden has 31 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 114.4 yards per contest, and Ka’Deem Carey leads the way with 471 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 21.4 points and 367.9 yards per game. Cameron Judge leads the Calgary Stampeders with 36 tackles, Shawn Lemon has 4 sacks and Titus Wall has 3 interceptions.
The Lions are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Stampeders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. West. The over is 10-2-1 in Lions last 13 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Stampeders last 8 games overall. The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Calgary.
The Calgary Stampeders have cooled off over the last month and their defense is starting to show holes. Calgary also wasn’t all that impressive in its last outing against Ottawa. The BC Lions have been arguably the best team in the league through 9 weeks, as they’re playing at an elite level on both sides of the ball. BC is ranked first in total offense, scoring offense, passing offense, total defense, passing defense and rushing defense. BC looks like a legit title contender as we approach the halfway point in the season. I’ll lay the small number with the Lions on the road.