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Free Week 6 CFL Betting Picks- British Columbia Lions at Ottawa REDBLACKS


REDBLACKS and Lions Both Trying to get Over .500

This Friday night’s betting action in the CFL features an inter-division clash between the British Columbia Lions and the Ottawa REDBLACKS. This a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at TD Place.ESPN+ will have all the action in the United States.

VietBet has opened the RedBlacks as 6.5-point home favorites with the total set at 53.5 points. Ottawa is now a 7-point favorite and the total has settled in at 53.

Lions Look for Some Consistency Against the REDBLACKS

The Lions moved to 2-2 on the year. That is both straight-up and against the spread. Last Saturday’s 20-17 upset against Winnipeg as 4.5-point home underdogs assured that. This followed a 41-19 road loss to the Blue Bombers as 6.5-point underdogs in the first meeting in that home-and-home series.

The total stayed UNDER 55 points in the latest win. The scores went OVER in two of BC’s first three games this year.

Travis Lulay returned to the Lions’ starting lineup at quarterback. He did just enough to help his team get a much-needed victory. He put the ball up 41 times and completed 28 passes. This led to 326 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Lulay completed at least one throw to eight different players. Chris Rainey led the way with 71 yards receiving and 43 yards running the ball.

QB Play Has to Improve for REDBLACKS

Ottawa has lost two of its first four games with each of those defeats coming against Calgary. Last Thursday they lost as three-point home underdogs. The RedBlacks were never in the decision of a 27-3 loss. They also lost to the Stampeders 24-14 on June 28 as 7.5-point underdogs on the road.

They are currently 2-2 both SU and ATS. The victories are against Saskatchewan at home and Montreal on the road. The total has stayed UNDER in each of their last three games.

Trevor Harris has been hit or miss at quarterback for Ottawa this season. He should have much bettor success this Friday at home against BC. Last week against Calgary, he was held to 93 yards passing while completing 14 of his 22 passing attempts.

The RedBlacks ran the ball 13 times in that game for a total of just 35 rushing yards. The Offense has to do better than this.

As far as this inter-division tilt, Ottawa has played well and won the games it was supposed to this season. I expect a much better effort this week against BC in a matchup that stays UNDER VietBets’ closing line of 53.


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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
British Columbia2-22-220.7527.25-6.52-00-22-20-22-0

Yards Per Point


Yards Per Pass


Yards Per Rush


British Columbia Lions

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf1-21-00-21-21-00-220.3333.00-12.67
Last 31-21-00-21-21-00-220.3333.00-12.67


NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf1-00-01-01-00-01-028.0018.0010.00
Last 31-20-11-11-20-11-115.0023.00-8.00


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense20.75621.503
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense169.009238.503
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense113.505113.504
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense21.25527.258
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense230.005263.508
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense74.508171.509

Head To Head Summary

British Columbia6-44-64-5-129.8092.405.0832.1068.54285.10387.001.50

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 7, 2017OTTBC30-25943804740623744372
Aug 26, 2017BCOTT24-31823294212753264012
Oct 1, 2016OTTBC33-405848154331133464610
Aug 25, 2016BCOTT29-231282334201593164110
Sep 13, 2015OTTBC31-18153311478091922163
Jul 4, 2015BCOTT16-275924631311412904371
Oct 11, 2014OTTBC3-418515824311703785481
Sep 5, 2014BCOTT7-5801672470162042202
Sep 8, 2005BCOTT61-2712134947021672153825
Jul 8, 2005OTTBC29-3713422736111002373373

CFL Betting Odds & Trends

British Columbia Lions Last 5

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 14, 2018WIN20-17W4.5/55W/U73324399187203401-2H
Jul 7, 2018WIN19-41L6.5/55.5L/O1071582801522073593A
Jun 29, 2018EDM22-41L6.5/55.5L/O120180319191320517-2A
Jun 16, 2018MON22-10W-8.5/49W/U11718230078259359-1H
Nov 4, 2017TOR13-40L2/52L/O371532051553434984H

Ottawa RedBlacks Last 5

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 12, 2018CAL3-27L3/54L/U351151691332423835H
Jul 6, 2018MON28-18W-7.5/49W/U139334481432653230A
Jun 28, 2018CAL14-24L7.5/55.5L/U1231552991052513560A
Jun 21, 2018SAS40-17W-2/50W/O11434545994235345-3H
Nov 12, 2017SAS20-31L-2.5/51.5L/U584425152122524642H

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