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BC Lions Host Edmonton on CFL Thursday Night Football

BC Lions

BC Lions Need a Win to Try to Keep Pace in West

The fans at BC Place see the Edmonton Eskimos and the British Columbia Lions in CFL Week 9 action on Thursday. Kickoff is at 10 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN and ESPN2.

Oddsmakers Eskimos as 3.5-point favorites. They total is sitting at 54.

The Eskimos are riding a three-game win streak heading into their bout with the Leos at BC Place.

BC Lions Look to Climb out of the Cellar

The Lions are 2-4 this season. They are not off to the most promising start. They currently sit last place in the West.

The Lions turned to Travis Lulay after starter Jonathon Jennings struggled last week. BC lost to Calgary 27-18. The Lions got behind early, trailing by 14 at the half, and never recovered.

They are looking to Jennings to help turn their slow start to the season around.

Lulay completed 25-of-39 passes in the loss. He threw for 281 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Bryan Burnham was on the receiving end of the lone passing major. He finished the game with a team-high 76 yards.

Running back Jeremiah Johnson will be watching the game from the sidelines. This is after re-aggravating an ankle injury in the Lions loss to the Stamps. Travon Van will line up as the starter on Thursday.

The Lions’ defense will have to keep a dynamic Reilly contained if they hope to pick up a win. The Eskimos are averaging a league-best 342 yards per game on offense. The Lions defense is giving up 418 yards per game. That is the second-worst to only the Montreal Alouettes.

Eskimos are Trying to Keep Pace Atop the West

Edmonton came out on top of a back-and-forth tilt with the Saskatchewan Roughriders last week. They captured a 26-19 victory at Commonwealth Stadium.

Quarterback Mike Reilly threw for 257 yards, one touchdown pass, and one touchdown run. Heran into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with less than three minutes to go.

Reilly’s go-to target of the night was Derel Walker. He hauled in six catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. Running back C.J. Gable also added to the offense. He rushed for 81 yards and a major on 14 carries.

The Eskimos are 5-2. They will need to keep on winning if they hope to keep pace with the undefeated Calgary Stampeders The Stampeders are 7-0.

Edmonton has won four straight games the Eskimoss have beaten the Lions. BC’s last win at home over Edmonton came on Oct. 22, 2016.

Mike Reilly is leading the league in passing touchdowns with 14. The 33-year-old has thrown 131 touchdown passes and 72 interceptions in his career. That is a ratio of 1.82 to 1.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Edmonton 5-2 3-4 28.29 23.86 4.43 2-2 1-2 4-3 2-2 2-1
British Columbia 2-4 4-2 21.00 27.50 -6.5 2-0 2-2 3-3 0-2 3-1
Power Stats

Yards Per Point

Name Offense Defense Differential
EDM 15.27 15.39 -0.12
BC 16.48 15.2 1.28

Yards Per Pass

Name Offense Defense Differential
EDM 14.19 12.68 1.51
BC 11.24 12.95 -1.71

Yards Per Rush

Name Offense Defense Differential
EDM 4.69 5.76 -1.07
BC 4.88 5.26 -0.38
Team Records

Edmonton Eskimos

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 5-2 3-1 2-1 3-4 2-2 1-2 28.29 23.86 4.43
vs Conf 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 2-0 0-1 33.33 23.67 9.66
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 28.67 19.00 9.67

BC Lions

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 2-4 2-0 0-4 4-2 2-0 2-2 21.00 27.50 -6.50
vs Conf 1-3 1-0 0-3 2-2 1-0 1-2 19.75 31.50 -11.75
Last 3 1-2 1-0 0-2 3-0 1-0 2-0 21.00 24.33 -3.33

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 28.29 3 27.50 7
Awy Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 395.67 1 231.00 2
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 77.67 8 132.50 7
H Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 21.00 7 23.86 4
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 253.00 5 182.67 2
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 95.00 5 138.00 9

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Edmonton 8-2 6-4 6-4 31.00 123.90 5.27 33.90 70.50 305.00 438.10 1.80
British Columbia 2-8 4-6 6-4 23.40 88.90 4.78 29.10 63.57 210.10 317.40 1.40

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
Jun 29, 2018 BC EDM 22-41 120 180 319 1 191 320 517 3
Oct 21, 2017 EDM BC 35-29 67 388 464 1 56 185 268 0
Jul 28, 2017 BC EDM 26-37 94 225 353 2 53 409 465 2
Jun 24, 2017 EDM BC 30-27 105 309 420 1 130 225 394 1
Oct 22, 2016 EDM BC 25-32 86 250 347 1 164 254 437 0
Sep 23, 2016 BCLions 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

CFL Betting Odds & Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Edmonton Eskimos

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards off passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards def passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Aug 2, 2018 SAS 26-19 W -6.5/52.5 W/U 106 232 363 90 261 351 1 H
Jul 26, 2018 MON 44-23 W -10/48 W/O 98 415 513 132 171 349 -1 A
Jul 13, 2018 TOR 16-15 W -9.5/54 L/U 112 253 370 50 284 346 0 H
Jul 7, 2018 TOR 17-20 L -3/55.5 L/U 56 370 426 145 208 362 1 A
Jun 29, 2018 BC 41-22 W -6.5/55.5 W/O 191 320 517 120 180 319 2 H

BC Lions

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result off rush yards offen passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards def passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Aug 4, 2018 CAL 18-27 L 12.5/49.5 W/U 54 281 335 72 366 442 1 A
Jul 20, 2018 OTT 25-29 L 7/53 W/O 119 325 444 67 355 430 1 A
Jul 14, 2018 WIN 20-17 W 4.5/55 W/U 73 324 399 187 203 401 -2 H
Jul 7, 2018 WIN 19-41 L 6.5/55.5 L/O 107 158 280 152 207 359 3 A
Jun 29, 2018 EDM 22-41 L 6.5/55.5 L/O 120 180 319 191 320 517 -2 A

Next up:
Edmonton home to Montreal Saturday, August 18
British Columbia at Toronto Saturday, August 18

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