CFL Week 19 Betting Preview: British Columbia Lions vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

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Ian Cameron

Friday, October 28, 2016 2:16 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 2:16 PM UTC

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides his Play Of The Week in CFL Week 19 action, it is going to be the Roughriders final game ever at Mosaic Stadium as next year the team will move into a brand new stadium, are they the best CFL pick?


CFL POW Record: 12-6 67%

 BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be playing their final home game of the regular season on Saturday and the final game ever at Mosaic Stadium as next year the team will move into a brand new stadium. I expect the Riders to bring their ‘A’ game and utmost focus and intensity to try to send out the old stadium on a winning note.

BC is coming off a trio of hotly contested, intense games in a row against Edmonton and two against Winnipeg. The Lions clinched a playoff spot with their win against the Eskimos last week even though 2nd in the West is still up for grabs between them and the Blue Bombers. That would indicate there is still a lot for them to play for but I still have some doubts about whether their focus will be there after three straight big games. It never hurts to check the CFL odds at different sportsbooks just to make sure.

Saskatchewan saw their 7 game ATS streak snapped last week in a 19-14 home loss to Montreal in which the offense didn’t get much going despite a solid enough performance from Saskatchewan’s defense against Montreal QB Vernon Adams Jr. who was making his first ever start as a CFL QB.

BC beat Saskatchewan 40-27 earlier this season when these teams last played each other in July but it’s worth noting Saskatchewan had a 23-10 lead at Halftime when QB Darian Durant got injured late in the first half and didn’t return to the game. Mitchell Gale was the QB the rest of the way and Saskatchewan’s offense stopped working and it allowed BC to come back and win the game.

This is a tricky spot for BC and I expect a massive ‘step up’ effort from Saskatchewan as they look to win the final game ever at Mosaic Stadium and I’ll make Saskatchewan my CFL pick and Play Of The Week.


Free CFL Pick: Saskatchewan +4 -110 Best Line Offered: at The Greek

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