Last week it looked like the Lions were going to lose before they pulled ahead in the last minute of the game. Can they continue this torrid start to the season? See who we like in our BC Lions versus Saskatchewan Roughriders picks for Week 11.
Even though the Roughriders are 3-2 against the spread at home, the Lions are a perfect 3-0 ATS on the road. Nathan Rourke has put up dominating passing stats as BC looks to go to 8-1 when they travel to Regina for the first game of a home-and-home series.
Lions vs. Roughriders Game Info
Date: Friday, August 19, 10:00 p.m. ET
TV: TSN, ESPN+
Location: Mosaic Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan
Weather: 66 degrees, 4% chance of precipitation, 9 mph winds
Lions vs. Roughriders Odds Analysis
This game opened with the Lions as a 3.5-point favorite. Early money has pushed them as high as a 5-point favorite at some sportsbooks. You can still find them at four-and-a-half at BetMGM. If you’re on the Roughriders the best value is at PointsBet where they are 5.5-point dogs at -105.
After opening at -167, the best Moneyline value for the Lions is at FanDuel where they are -200. You can find the Roughriders at +180 on the ML at DraftKings.
The total opened at 52 and hasn’t moved at most books.
Lions vs. Roughriders Picks
Lions vs. Roughriders ML Pick
The Lions have taken the league by storm this year on their way to a 7-1 record. Their only loss has been to the 9-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Nathan Rourke has arguably been the best quarterback in the CFL on his way to a league-leading 2906 passing yards and 23 touchdowns. He’s thrown for almost 500 more yards than the next closest QB.
Cody Fajardo for the Riders hasn’t been as on the mark. He’s currently seventh in the league in passing yards and has only thrown 10 touchdowns along with seven interceptions. The Lions’ defense will be able to overwhelm this Roughriders’ offense while the Lions’ offense will put up points quickly.
Lions vs. Roughriders ATS Pick
Lions -4.5 (-110)
Even though the Stampeders played the Lions close last week, I think the Lions go back to dominating their opponents this week. James Butler will be back for the Lions. Even though the Riders’ running back Jamal Morrow has been phenomenal, Butler has found the endzone more times. He also gets involved in the passing game.
Speaking of the passing game, the Lions have three receivers with over 600 receiving yards. The top receiver for the Roughriders is Duke Williams with 438. The passing game of the Lions is elite compared to the Roughriders and should lead to a bigger victory margin.
Lions vs. Roughriders O/U Pick
Over 52 (-110)
The Lions have scored 119 points in the last three games. Even though the last time these two teams played each other the total only reached 49, I expect the Roughriders to bring more to the table on offense this week after scoring 34 points last week. Lions’ games have hit the Over in the last three games.
Where to Bet on Lions vs. Roughriders Picks
Here are our top-rated sportsbooks:
Lions vs. Roughriders picks made 8/18/2022 at 11 a.m. ET