BC Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction
The Edmonton Eskimos and BC Lions meet Thursday in CFL action at the BC Place.
The Edmonton Eskimos are coming off a bye week and look to build on their 2-1 start to the season. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost their last seven road games. Trevor Harris is completing 71.9 percent of his passes for 1,086 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Harris has three or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Greg Ellingson and Ricky Collins have combined for 606 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 17 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 125.3 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 347 yards on 60 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 25.3 points and 270 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 13 tackles, Mike Moore has two sacks and Anthony Orange has one interception.
The BC Lions look for another victory to rebound from a rough 1-3 start to the season. The BC Lions have won four of their last six home games. Mike Reilly is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 1,099 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Reilly has at least one touchdown pass in 20 of his last 22 games. Lemar Durant and Bryan Burnham have combined for 588 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Duron Carter has 21 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 79.8 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 230 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 31.2 points and 370.5 yards per game. Maleki Harris leads the BC Lions with 19 tackles, Davon Coleman has two sacks and Aaron Grymes has one interception.
The Eskimos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games in July and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. West and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eskimos are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 meetings in BC and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Lions last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Eskimos last 5 games overall.
The Edmonton Eskimos have won seven of the last 10 meetings over the BC Lions, including a 16-point win a few weeks ago. Edmonton has had an extra week to prepare for this game and should be eager for a bounce back performance after not being able to find the end zone against Winnipeg. The BC Lions have had issues offensively up to this point and have failed to cover six of their last seven games overall. If the Eskimos return to the offensive powerhouse they were the first two games, BC will have trouble keeping up. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with Edmonton on the road.