The Edmonton Eskimos will look to build a new momentum after suffering their first defeat of the season. They will come into their matchup with the BC Lions fresh, as they are coming off a bye. As for the Eskimos, they are eyeing to sustain their form following a win over the Toronto Argonauts. A win on Thursday will tie move them a step closer away from the West division’s cellar.
Betting Preview for the Edmonton Eskimos vs BC Lions CFL Week 5 Game on July 11, 2019
Where: BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
When: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: TSN
Betting on the Edmonton Eskimos (2-1-0)
The Eskimos headed into a Week 4 bye on a bad note, as they suffered their first loss of the season in Week 3 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 28-21. The Eskimos’ offense was grounded by Winnipeg. After scoring a total of 71 points in their first two games, the Eskimos were held below their season average in the Winnipeg game. Edmonton quarterback Trevor Harris threw 54 passes but only completed 35 and finished with zero touchdowns. If anything, at least he was not intercepted. Harris and company could restore the usual lethal form of their offense against BC’s leaky defense, one that allows 31.3 points per game. Edmonton is the No. 1 scoring team in the CFL, as it is averaging 30.7 points per contest. The Eskimos are also tops in the league with 360.3 passing yards per contest.
Despite the team’s scoring prowess, Edmonton has seen the totals of five of its last six games go under.
Betting on the BC Lions (1-3-0)
It took a while, but the Lions finally tasted success this season, when they took down the Toronto Argonauts in Week 3 at home to the tune of an 18-17 score. Mike Reilly passed for 272 yards on 23-of-34 completions to go with a touchdown and an interception. Wide receiver Lemar Durant came up big for BC, as he had nine receptions against Toronto while also scoring a touchdown and finishing with 125 receiving yards. Defensively, it was nice for the Lions to limit Toronto to just that many points, but BC will soon find out the difference between the Argonauts’ last-ranked offense and the Edmonton’s, which is third in the league. The Lions will have to slow down Edmonton’s passing attack, so their pass rush that produced three sacks in Week 4 will be pressed to deliver anew.
BC is 2-0 against the spread (ATS) in its last two games at home against the Eskimos.
Edmonton wins, 32-21.
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