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Ottawa Redblacks vs BC Lions 6/30/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

BC Lions vs Ottawa Redblacks
June 30, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks +2.5 / BC Lions -2.5
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The BC Lions and Ottawa Redblacks meet Thursday in week 4 CFL action at TD Place Stadium. The BC Lions look for another win to get off to a 3-0 start. The Ottawa Redblacks need a win to rebound from an 0-2 start.

The BC Lions have lost 7 of their last 10 regular season games. Nathan Rourke is completing 87.8 percent of his passes for 718 yards, 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Lucky Whitehead and Dominique Rhymes have combined for 370 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Keon Hatcher has 11 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 167 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 147 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 9 points and 279 yards per game. Bo Lokombo leads the BC Lions with 11 tackles, Sione Teuhema has 3 sacks and TJ Lee has 2 interceptions.

The Ottawa Redblacks have lost 8 of their last 9 regular season games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 711 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Jaelon Acklin and Nathaniel Behar have combined for 361 receiving yards on 22 catches, while Darvin Adams has 9 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 77.5 yards per contest, and Devonte Williams leads the way with 118 yards on 21 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 19 points and 316 yards per game. Frankie Griffin leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 11 tackles, Lorenzo Mauldin has 1 sack and Monshadrik Hunter has 1 interception.

The Lions are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 4 and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The RedBlacks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The over is 7-1 in Lions last 8 games overall. The under is 8-0 in RedBlacks last 8 games overall. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

We’re still early in the season, but the BC Lions look like the best team in the league with an offense and a defense that’s played at an elite level through 3 weeks. The Ottawa Redblacks have had an extra week to prepare for this game, but their offense has a ways to go in terms of finishing drives and their defense at times has had issues stopping the run. We’re not being asked to lay anything crazy. I’ll side with the BC Lions here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
BC Lions -2.5
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