CFL Football Preview: British Columbia Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos

by Dirty on July 29, 2010

Eskimos CFL Football Betting The British Columbia Lions and the Edmonton Eskimos will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Commonwealth Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Eskimos listed as 1-point favorites versus the Lions, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Travis Lulay passed for 330 yards in the Lions’ 24-20 loss to the Argonauts in Week 4 as 1.5-point favorites. That game’s 44 points went UNDER the posted total of 48.

Jamal Robertson ran for a pair of touchdowns in that loss for British Columbia.

The Eskimos were defeated 47-21 by the Blue Bombers in Week 4 as a pick’em. That game’s 68 points sailed OVER the posted total of 54.

Ricky Ray went 18-of-25 for 202 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in that loss for Edmonton.

Current streak:
British Columbia has lost 3 straight games.
Edmonton has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
British Columbia: 1-3 SU, 2-2 ATS
Edmonton: 0-4 SU, 1-3 ATS

British Columbia most recently:
When playing in July are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Edmonton most recently:
When playing in July are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
British Columbia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
British Columbia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of British Columbia’s last 5 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of British Columbia’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 5 games when playing at home against British Columbia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 5 games when playing British Columbia
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Edmonton’s last 21 games at home
Edmonton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against British Columbia

Next up:
British Columbia home to Calgary, Saturday, August 7
Edmonton home to Toronto, Friday, August 6

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