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BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos Open 2017 CFL Season

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Eskimos and Lions Lead the Wild West in 2017

The Edmonton Eskimos and the British Columbia Lions will meet at BC Place on Saturday in Edmonton. Both teams are chomping at the bit to get the season started. Both teams missed the 2016 CFL Grey Cup by one game.

The Lions lost to the Calgary Stampeders in the Western Final. The Eskimos fell to the eventual Grey Cup Champion Ottawa REDBLACKS in the other division final when they crossed over to the East. The disappointment of being so close to playing on the CFL’s biggest stage has no doubt lingered in through the offseason. Both teams will have the opportunity to start 2017 off and continue their pursuit of the Grey Cup.

Oddsmakers opened the BC Lions as 2.5 point favorites, but bettors have bet it up to see them as 4.5-point favorites. The total now at 61 after opening up at 58.

Lions and Eskimos Offenses are Still Intact

BC’s offensive core from the 2016 season has remained intact. Quarterback Jonathon Jennings had a breakout 2016 campaign. Jennings ranked third in touchdown passes with 27, and passing yards with 5,226. He is flanked by last year’s touchdown leader Emmanuel Arceneaux. He also has the equally dangerous Bryan Burnham. Together they formed the second-most illustrious duo of the 2016 campaign.

Edmonton will once again be a threat in the West with the help of star pivot Mike Reilly. The Central Washington alum, and 2015 Grey Cup MVP, leads an impressive offense. The Eskimos weapons include returnees Adarius Bowman, 2nd year man Brandon Zylstra, and former Argo Vidal Hazelton.

D’haquille ‘Duke’ Williams will also be making his Eskimos regular season debut on Saturday. The former Auburn Tiger star looked impressive during the pre-season. He rackedup 129 yards on three catches. Williams has the potential to fill the huge void that was left by Derel Walker. Walker is currently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Edmonton 11-9 8-10-2 29.80 27.60 2.2 3-6 5-4-2 11-9 6-3 5-6
British Columbia 13-7 13-7 29.60 26.35 3.25 6-4 7-3 11-9 6-4 5-5
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
EDM 14.31 14.15 0.16
BC 14.24 14.32 -0.08
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
EDM 12.34 12.08 0.26
BC 13.01 11.73 1.28
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
EDM 5.22 5.00 0.22
BC 5.72 5.03 0.69
Team Records

Edmonton Eskimos

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-9 5-4 6-5 8-10-2 3-6 5-4-2 29.80 27.60 2.20
vs Conf 5-5 3-2 2-3 2-7-1 1-4 1-3-1 28.20 29.30 -1.10
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 1-1-1 1-0 0-1-1 29.33 24.33 5.00
British Columbia Lions
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-7 7-3 6-4 13-7 6-4 7-3 29.60 26.35 3.25
vs Conf 6-6 4-2 2-4 6-6 3-3 3-3 28.67 28.92 -0.25
Last 3 2-1 2-0 0-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 29.33 30.33 -1.00
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 29.80 2 26.35 4
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 289.09 6 297.50 6
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 111.27 1 71.50 2
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 29.60 3 27.60 5
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 283.50 5 258.82 1
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 136.40 1 102.64 6

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Edmonton 5-5 3-7 5-5 24.70 114.90 5.27 33.20 65.96 258.40 380.10 1.60
British Columbia 5-5 7-3 5-5 24.10 109.60 5.27 26.80 61.94 218.00 334.10 1.60
Head To Head Detail
Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Oct 22, 2016 EDM BC 25-32 86 250 347 1 164 254 437 0
Sep 23, 2016 BC EDM 23-27 69 265 347 2 137 278 437 1
Oct 17, 2015 BC EDM 23-26 25 219 254 3 158 323 490 4
Sep 26, 2015 BC EDM 23-29 37 261 318 2 95 201 314 1
Aug 6, 2015 EDM BC 23-26 106 254 368 2 128 192 323 2
Nov 1, 2014 BC EDM 3-37 66 95 161 1 241 318 559 2
Jun 28, 2014 EDM BC 27-20 83 232 315 1 54 251 305 5
Oct 25, 2013 EDM BC 29-43 60 388 448 2 220 201 421 0
Jul 20, 2013 EDM BC 21-31 102 243 345 1 136 284 420 1
Jul 13, 2013 BC EDM 17-3 197 158 355 0 81 97 178 1
CFL Betting Trends
Team Last 5 Games

Edmonton Eskimos

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 20, 2016 OTT 23-35 L -2.5/53 L/O 66 331 406 179 239 425 -3 A
Nov 13, 2016 HAM 24-21 W -3/56 P/U 180 141 332 41 269 323 -2 A
Nov 5, 2016 TOR 41-17 W -3.5/50 W/O 143 369 512 117 225 369 0 H
Oct 28, 2016 HAM 29-26 W 2.5/57 W/U 159 224 398 59 273 332 0 A
Oct 22, 2016 BC 25-32 L 2.5/58 L/U 86 250 347 164 254 437 1 A

British Columbia Lions

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 20, 2016 CAL 15-42 L 7.5/54 L/O 81 278 373 166 365 531 0 A
Nov 13, 2016 WIN 32-31 W -5/55.5 L/O 193 312 522 69 390 459 2 H
Nov 5, 2016 SAS 41-18 W -15/51 W/O 182 315 519 74 193 274 2 H
Oct 29, 2016 SAS 24-6 W -5/53 W/U 146 241 387 53 138 256 0 A
Oct 22, 2016 EDM 32-25 W -2.5/58 W/U 164 254 437 86 250 347 -1 H

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Next up:
Edmonton home to Montreal Friday, June 30
British Columbia at Toronto Friday, June 30

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