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  • Writer's pictureKyle Melo

The Betting Perspective - WPG @ BC

Winnipeg (-1) @ BC: TOTAL 52

The BC Lions host the defending Grey Cup Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday night in Vancouver.

For the Bombers, they sit at 6-1 on the season and haven't had a competitive fourth quarter since Week 4. Winnipeg have won their last three games, all by double-digits and are currently riding a four-game winning streak. The Bombers are the only team in the league that haven't given up 100 points and are well on pace to make another run at the CFL's top prize. Quarterback Zach Collaros has thrown 10 touchdown passes this season, against four interceptions and one look at his game logs will tell you Winnipeg has a winning formula. Collaros has completed 18 or 19 passes in five of the Bombers seven games and has finished between the 200 and 300-yard passing mark in every contest.

As for the BC Lions, it was a heart-breaking finish last week versus the Riders. ending in a 31-24 defeat. BC had a six-point lead with under ten minutes remaining and an opportunity to make it a two possession game late but Jimmy Camacho missed a 43-yard field goal attempt. A positive to take from the contest would be Michael Reilly putting together another solid performance, he threw for 269 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. Reilly leads the CFL in passing yards, quarterback efficiency and completion percentage, along with only one interception on 199 passing attempts this season. BC still have only one victory in 2021 against a West Division team, that came Week 2 against the Calgary Stampeders.

Looking at the betting line for this game, it is essentially a pick'em after money came in on the Lions after things opened at Bombers -3. Winnipeg are currently riding a 5-1 against the spread streak versus the Lions in BC and 5-1 ATS run in their last six road games overall.

The Bombers have put up better offensive numbers on the road this season and with the line at a pick'em, the defending champs seem to be the play. BC's offensive line has improved the last few games after the return of left tackle Joel Figueroa, but pass rushers Willie Jefferson and Jackson Jeffcoat have been a headache for the rest of the CFL.

Expect another week of those two wreaking havoc.

Pick: Winnipeg -1

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