The Calgary Stampeders were able to do just enough in the regular season to keep their playoff streak, which has been going on since 2005, alive. So now what? Will Calgary take advantage of this opportunity and give BC a tough game in the west division semi-finals?
Stampeders vs B.C. Lions Picks
CFL Pick: Over 49.5
It will certainly be an interesting climb for the stampeders, who haven’t played great defense this season. The Lions have been one of the League’s top teams all year, but have struggled with some inconsistency and with turning the ball over. B.C. will need to clean up on the little mistakes if they want to challenge for a Grey Cup championship. Keep reading our Stampeders vs Lions best bets and prediction
Calgary Stampeders vs. B.C. Lions Odds
|Calgary Stampeders||+7 (-110)||+250||Over 50 (-110)|
|B.C Lions||-7 (-110)||-300||Under 50 (-110)|
Stampeders vs. Lions Information
Calgary Stampeders vs B.C. Lions
Location of the game: BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
Date & Time: Saturday, November 4. 6:30 p.m.
How to watch: CBS Sports
- Calgary ended the CFL schedule with a 36-13 loss to Winnipeg.
- B.C.’s last game was a 36-13 loss to Calgary.
Stampeders vs. Lions Analysis
Calgary was never able to quite climb up the CFL standings during the regular season. The West Division was the more competitive one in the league this year and presented a lot of tough defense for Stampeders quarterback Jake Maier to try and pass around. Maier finished with 4,245 passing yards and 19 touchdowns, but also threw 15 interceptions.
Anyone looking at the CFL standings will also see Calgary’s struggles on defense also had a large impact. The Stampeders’ defense had the second-worst rushing defense in the league averaging 125.4 yards per game. Calgary allows its opponents to score 26.4 points per game.
B.C. has put up big numbers in the passing game this season. Anyone making Stampeders vs Lions best bets will see that B.C. leads the league with 314 passing yards per game. Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has led the attack, passing for 4,749 yards and 31 touchdowns. He has struggled with turnovers though, tossing 19 interceptions as well. Defensively, the Lions were in the middle of the pack. B.C. was fourth in passing yards and rushing yards allowed.
CFL odds show the Stampeders are 6.5-point underdogs. The Stampeders are +230 on the moneyline. The over/under has been set at 49.5 points. Calgary is 9-9 against the spread. The Stampeders have seen the under go 10-7-1 this season.
BC is -285 on the moneyline. Anyone looking to make Stampeders vs Lions best bets will see B.C. is 8-9-1 against the spread. The Lions are 1-5 against the spread over their past six games. B.C. is 8-9-1 against the spread and the Lions have seen their total go over in 11 of their 18 games.
Stampeders vs. Lions Betting Pick and Prediction
It is hard to look at the teams in CFL and see the Stampeders as a legitimate contender. Calgary did pick up a big win over BC to get into the playoffs but it’s unclear how hard the Lions were trying to win the game.
This game may go over the total. Calgary is a defense that has had a hard time slowing down its opponents this season. The Stampeders will be playing against a highly motivated Lions team that should put up a bunch of points if they don’t turn the ball over.
- CFL Pick: Over 49.5