Roughriders and BC Lions Kick Off Home and Home

BC Lions

BC Lions Looking for 5th Win

The fans at BC Place will see the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the British Columbia Lions on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7 pm EST. The first meeting of 2017 between the Riders and the BC Lions is also the first of back to back games between the two teams. This could be a significant early-season turning point.

Oddsmakers have the BC Lions as a 7-point favorite. The total is at 55.5.

British Columbia was a 37-26 loser in its last match on the road against the Edmonton Eskimos. They failed to cover the +2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 63 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. BC battled back from an early 14-point deficit. They tied the game up midway through the third quarter. Eskimos QB Mike Reilly rushed for two short touchdowns in the final quarter to pull away from the Lions.

BC quarterback Travis Lulay completed 22-of-26 passes for 259 yards with two passing touchdows. He also had a rushing major, and two interceptions.  The 33-year-old veteran will get his third straight start on Saturday. Lulay’s offense will get a boost as Chris Williams is set to make his season debut for the Lions. BC’s prized off-season acquisition has been recovering from a knee injury. Williams finished 2016 with 1,246 receiving yards despite being sidelined for the REDBLACKS’ final four games

Riders are Trying to Gain Momentum

The Roughriders are coming off of a big win. They got past the Toronto Argonauts 38-27 last week. Saskatchewan trailed by four heading into the fourth quarter. They outscored the Argos 18-3 to solidify the victory.

The Riders’ offence proved to be too much for Toronto. Kevin Glenn put on a show in front of the home crowd. He completed 24 of 37 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns. Duron Carter was on the receiving end of two of those tosses.  He led all receivers with 131 yards on nine catches. Bakari Grant also had an great day. He racked up 115 yards on just five catches. The Riders’ ground game was just as solid. Cameron Marshall rushed for 110 yards.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
British Columbia4-23-331.6727.6740-23-13-31-12-2
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records
Saskatchewan Roughriders
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf0-20-10-10-20-10-125.0035.00-10.00
Last 32-12-00-12-12-00-128.3324.673.66

British Columbia Lions

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf1-21-10-10-30-20-132.6736.33-3.66
Last 32-11-01-11-20-11-137.3335.002.33
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense28.20527.676
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense237.008284.005
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense70.506103.509
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense31.67326.804
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense311.005243.002
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense103.003120.009
Head To Head Summary
British Columbia7-38-25-529.40139.406.7730.7065.15257.10401.801.50

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 5, 2016SASBC18-417419327411823155193
Oct 29, 2016BCSAS24-61462413871531382561
Jul 16, 2016BCSAS40-271014085302353323860
Oct 3, 2015SASBC20-469322537241413755261
Jul 17, 2015BCSAS27-2420012732701573445171
Jul 10, 2015SASBC32-351712684421764044800
Aug 24, 2014SASBC20-162281904180561732290
Jul 12, 2014BCSAS26-1318617035601091913002
Nov 10, 2013BCSAS25-2921321142411702704400
Oct 19, 2013BCSAS14-359314724071861873733

CFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Saskatchewan Roughriders

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 29, 2017TOR38-27W-2.5/54W/O110325450403564260H
Jul 22, 2017CAL10-27L10/55L/U38182251141253394-1A
Jul 8, 2017HAM37-20W1/52W/O94372474271792161H
Jul 1, 2017WIN40-43L-1.5/50.5L/O20362397962994302H
Jun 22, 2017MON16-17L7/50.5W/U103292401992333321A

British Columbia Lions

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 28, 2017EDM26-37L2.5/54L/O94225353534094650A
Jul 21, 2017WIN45-42W-4/54.5L/O763974801022593740H
Jul 15, 2017HAM41-26W-3.5/51.5W/O81426517813434422A
Jul 6, 2017MON23-16W-3/50W/U5928334789245334-1A
Jun 30, 2017TOR28-15W1.5/54.5W/U9727739822302349-1A

Weather in

Weather is Sunny  78°F

Humidity is 65%
Wind is South 7 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Vancouver

Next up:
Saskatchewan home to British Columbia Sunday, August 13

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