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Eskimos vs. Lions Prediction: CFL Week 5 Point Spread, Odds

July 11, 2019, 10:00 PM ET | BC Place Stadium

For the second time in three weeks the Lions and Eskimos do battle. Back in week two, the Esks surprised the Leos and handled them quite easily with a 39-23 win.

Now, coming off a slim one-point win over Toronto, Mike Reilly faces his ex-team once again looking for some redemption.

CFL Odds and Betting

The Eskimos are 8-3 in their last 11 games against the Lions dating back to October of 2015. However, it’s a different story when the Eskimos visit Vancouver. The Esks are 4-10 against the spread in the last 14 games played in the province of BC. Over the last two years, the month of July hasn’t been a great month for the Eskimos as they are 2-5-1 (ATS) in eight games.

The Lions are coming off their first win off the season and are now looking for their first win at home. Last season the Leos were an impressive 7-2 at home. The Lions have struggled against Western based teams as of late, going 1-4 ATS in their last five games.

Expect a shootout when these two teams get together, in fact in the last six games played head-to-head, the over is 5-0-1


The Eskimos should be well-rested coming off a bye in week four, and starting the season a respectable 2-1.

Edmonton Eskimos

The Eskimos should be well-rested coming off a bye in week four, and starting the season a respectable 2-1.

Quarterback Trevor Harris was named a CFL Top Performancer for the month of June, leading an offensive attack that has averaged over 30 points per game to date. Harris’ numbers including 1086 yards passing and six touchdowns. He is quickly making the Edmonton faithful forget about Mike Reilly.

Perhaps a good prop play at Sports Interaction could be Running back CJ Gable. Gable has had a good start to the season, second in league rushing with 347 yards in the first three games, for an average of 115 yards per game.

BC Lions

The rouge (the CFL term for single point) won it for the Lions last Saturday night. Yes, Sergio Castillo’s missed field goal with no time on the clock was the difference, but the Lions will take it.

So far through four games, the Lions 1-3 start haven’t exactly been everything this franchise expected when it completely overhauled its team over the off season – but finally, there are some positives to look at.

Mike Reilly has just under 1100 yards passing in four games, with five touchdowns. He is starting to form a better chemistry with the receiver trio of Lemar Durant, Bryan Burnham and Duron Carter.

Maybe the best news is that the team has established its running attack. Through the first three games, it was downright dismal. In those three games, lead back John White IV rushed for 92 yards on 26 carries. Last week in Toronto, White tore through the Argos defence for 138 yards on 22 carries.

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