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Posted at 12:15 PM EST.
10:00 PM EST. As basement dwellers in the West Division, B.C. might look like an easy fade target with their 2-4 record, but don’t sleep on these Lions. The Leos have played just two games at home this season and won them both. B.C. Place is a barn where good teams go to die regardless of what form the hosts may be in, which makes the Lions a solid bet on their home turf more often than not, especially when taking back points. The Leos went on the road and were not embarrassed by the Stampeders last week, which is more than we can say for most of the league. Covering an inflated number against undefeated Calgary last week has not had much market influence and therefore provides with a great opportunity to cash in on what we’re suggesting is a bad line.
On paper, the Edmonton Eskimos (5-2) might look like the only team that can give the mighty Stampeders a run for their money in the CFL’s loaded West Division, but we’re not buying what the Eskies are selling. After seven games, Edmonton has not yet played a CFL side with a winning record after racking up wins over Toronto (x2), Saskatchewan, Montreal and these B.C. Lions all of which are a combined 8-19. Winning and covering are also two very different beasts and while the Esks managed to help us cash a ticket last weekend against the Roughriders, if you watched that game you know that it was no easy winner. In fact, the Eskimos have flat out been a bad bet this season after failing to cover in back-to-back games with the Argos and losing outright to the Tiger-Cats as 6½-point home favorites. Asking a team with a defense as porous as this one to spot points on the road is a tall order and a bet we cannot recommend making. Edmonton is not a legit 5-2 team and a serious correction to its misleading record is forthcoming. Edmonton is a highly flawed team that will be exposed as such sooner rather than later and if B.C. can clean up the penalties, there should be plenty for the home crowd to celebrate. Lions outright is the play.
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B.C. LIONS +140 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.80)