British Columbia (1-5) at Saskatchewan (4-2), Thursday, 9:00 p.m. EDT, Line: Saskatchewan -8.5 Total: 54
British Columbia travels to Saskatchewan to take on the Roughriders. The Lions find themselves tied for last place in the CFL’s West Division, while the Roughriders are two points behind Calgary for first place in the West.
Both clubs are floundering a bit. British Columbia enters this contest with a five-game losing streak. Saskatchewan, after starting the season 3-0, has lost two of their last three games.
The Roughriders are a perfect 3-0 at home this season, averaging 38.3 points in home games. They have won two straight against British Columbia, including a 37-18 win at BC on July 10. Basketball Odds
The Lions have really struggled on offense this season, as they have yet to top 25 points in a game. BC is last in the league in scoring (20.3 PPG) and second to last in offense with fewer than 340 total yards per game. The Roughriders have had success on offense this season leading the CFL in offense (more than 465 yards per game) and second to Montreal in points per game (33.0).
Since the 19-point loss to Saskatchewan, BC has lost each of its last four games by five points or less. Combine that with Saskatchewan’s poor defensive performance in their last three games (94 points allowed) and BC looks like the team to pick against the spread. Baseball Odds
Also consider this from FoxSheets: Play On – Road underdogs or pick (BRITISH COLUMBIA) – revenging a loss versus opponent, off a loss against a division rival. (69-34 since 1996.) (67%, +31.6 units. Rating = 2*).