Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 8/19/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

BC Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
August 19, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders +5 / BC Lions -5
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The BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Friday in week 11 CFL action at Mosaic Stadium. The BC Lions look to build on their 4-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a win after splitting their last 8 games.

The BC Lions have lost 8 of their last 16 regular season games. Nathan Rourke is completing 80.1 percent of his passes for 2,906 yards, 23 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Dominique Rhymes and Keon Hatcher have combined for 1,286 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Lucky Whitehead has 48 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 101 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 433 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 21.9 points and 298.1 yards per game. Marcus Sayles leads the BC Lions with 31 tackles, Sione Teuhema has 5 sacks and Garry Peters has 3 interceptions.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won 9 of their last 14 regular season games. Coby Fajardo is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,786 yards, 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. D’haquille Williams and Kian Schaffer-Baker have combined for 864 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Jamal Morrow has 30 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 108.7 yards per contest, and Morrow leads the way with 530 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 23.9 points and 365 yards per game. Darnell Sankey leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 57 tackles, Pete Robertson has 7 sacks and Derrick Moncrief has 3 interceptions.

The BC Lions continue to show they’re probably the best team in the league, as they’re playing at an elite level on both sides of the ball. BC should like its chances here as well, considering it just beat the Roughriders by 15 points less than a month ago. The Saskatchewan Roughriders continue to run hot and cold, and they don’t have the offensive horses to compete with the Lions or the pass defense to slow things down. I’d need a full touchdown or something to consider the Roughriders here. Give me BC and the reasonable line.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
BC Lions -5
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