Eskimos vs. Lions Prediction: CFL Week 19 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Oct 16, 2018

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The Edmonton Eskimos snapped a three-game skid last week and have won four of their last five meetings with the BC Lions.

October 19, 2018, 10:00 PM ET
BC Place Stadium
Pointspread +1.5 -105
Moneyline +100
Over / Under o +53


Betting Action


Pointspread -1.5 -115
Moneyline -120
Over / Under u +53


Betting Action


Travis Lulay is back and the Lions are excited going in the final three games of the season. The same can also be said about Mike Reilly and the Eskimos. The reigning league MOP looked like old form last week, now looking for more this week.

CFL Betting Analysis

Eskimos enter this game winners of four out of the last five against the Lions, and seven of the last 10. But they have had some problems in the province of BC, going 2-3 straight up in their last five, and 4-9 against the spread (ATS) in their last 13 games in the province. The Eskimos are also 8-2 ATS versus teams with a winning record, and have played well against the west, going 9-4 ATS in their last 13 against the division.

Edmonton Eskimos

If last Saturday’s 34-16 win against the RedBlacks is any indication what the remainder of the regular season looks like, the Eskimos may be on the verge of finally turning the corner. Entering the game with Ottawa, the Eskies were drifting in the middle of a three-game losing streak, and losing bad. During that downfall, the team averaged 10 points per game in the losses. Prior to the losing streak, this offence was averaging over 25 points per game. Saturday was big – a 34 point effort at home.

Quarterback Mike Reilly had one of his better games of the year, 31-of-38 for 369 yards and looked sharp. Receiver Bryant Mitchell had his best game of the season, hauling in 13 catches for 190 yards and a touchdown. He totally outdid teammate D’haquille Williams who leads the CFL in receiving with 1454 yards. If the two continue to work together, they will compliment each other well down the stretch. Add running back C.J. Gable who is third in CFL rushing with 940 yards along the ground, and this offence could win some important games going into the last month of the season.

BC Lions

They needed a win in Calgary, and they got it. The Lions surprised most CFL observers when they walked out of MacMahon Stadium with a 26-21 over the Stampeders. First off, the Stampeders were first in the division and the class of the league so far this season. Also, prior to the game, the Stamps were the only CFL team to be undefeated on home turf this season. Well, not anymore. Travis Lulay, playing in his first game since September 14 threw for just under 200 yards and managed the game well for the Lions. But the big story was the play of newcomer Tyrell Sutton.

When general manager Ed Hervey acquired Sutton from the Alouettes there were many excited Lions fans hoping Sutton would regain some of the flashes he had shown in Montreal. If the last game is any indication, it seems he hasn’t lost a step. Sutton carried the ball 22 times for 106 yards and two scores. It was his best game of the season. Defensively, TJ Lee held all Lion defenders with seven tackles helping keep the Stampeders to 38 total team rushing yards, and only allowed three points against in the second half of the game.

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