CFL Week 18 Betting Preview: Edmonton Eskimos vs. British Columbia Lions

Mike Reilly holding the ball and posing for a picture

Friday, October 21, 2016 10:39 PM GMT

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides his Play Of The Week in CFL Week 18 action, don't miss the Edmonton Eskimos vs British Columbia Lions best CFL pick.

CFL POW Record: 12-5 71%

Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions

We should see points, big plays and quick strike TD's in bunches when the Edmonton Eskimos and BC Lions do battle in CFL action on Saturday night.

The BC Lions have been dealing with cluster injuries in the secondary for weeks and it has really shown in their results. BC's defense has given up 426 passing yards per game and points totals of 33, 37 and 35 points during that span. Now they must face one of the best passing attacks in the CFL with Edmonton led by QB Mike Reilly and they are still without three of their best defenders in the secondary with Steven Clarke, T.J. Lee, and Ronnie Yell still out due to injuries and making matters worse is the fact that one of their top pass rushers at DE Jabar Westerman is also out for this game with a leg injury.

Edmonton's offense which has scored 107 points in the last three games combined (averaging 35.7 ppg during that span) should have more success here as a lack of a pass rush combined with a shorthanded secondary is not the recipe for shutting down the Eskimos passing attack. However, BC's offense is more than capable of trading points with Edmonton. QB Jonathon Jennings has had a solid season and his dual-threat capabilities make him a threat as a passer and a runner.

BC has also scored an identical 107 points in their last three games combined against Ottawa and twice against Winnipeg and Edmonton's defense has allowed at least 20 points in 8 straight games. The Over is 6-2 in Edmonton's last 8 games and 3-0 in BC's last 3 games. Expect another high scoring shootout here, and make your CFL pick with that in mind.

Recommendation: Over 57.5 -106

Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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