Lions vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 4 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Jul 06, 2018

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This game marks the start of back-to-back games for the Blue Bombers and Lions, and the only two games of the regular season that they will met. 

BC
9-9
AT
July 07, 2018, 8:30 PM ET
IG Field
Winnipeg
10-8

34%

Betting Action

66%

34%

Betting Action

66%

This game also marks the first time four-time CFL all-star meets his former team, the B.C. Lions. Bighill is tied with the league lead in tackles with 21 in three games.

Oddsmakers opened with the Blue Bombers as 4-point favourites in this game, but the line is currently off the board with news that Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols is set to return to the lineup.

Betting Analysis

CFL Point spread: N/A

Date: Saturday, July 7, 8:30pmET

Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, MB

These two teams have met a total of eight times in the last three years, including one playoff game. The Bombers are 5-3 over that time, and 3-1 on home field. The Lions are a dismal 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games against the West, and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games dating back to last year. Meanwhile, the Bombers are 13-4 in the last 17 games played in Winnipeg against West division opponents. Head-to-head the Lions are 1-7-1 ATS against the Bombers in their last nine games.

BC Lions

“This is our first taste of adversity,” said Lions Head Coach Wally Bruno after his team’s dismal performance against the Eskimos this past week. The Lions were handed a convincing 41-22 beat down in Edmonton. There were some positives to take out of the loss. The Lions held a 14-2 lead into the late stages of the 2nd quarter but melted down, allowing 14 points against in the final 2:22 of the first half, and then 24 in the 2nd half.

The Lions find themselves 1-1 on the season. Receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux has seven catches this season for 106 yards and has yet to score a touchdown. He is the current team leader in receiving yards this season.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Quarterback Matt Nichols will start at quarterback on Saturday after missing the club’s first three games with a right knee injury that he picked up during training camp on June 6. His return to the starting lineup can’t be overstated. Nichols was named the team’s Most Valuable Player last season when he threw for 4,472 yards and 28 touchdowns.

On the defensive side, the Bombers were dominated on time of possession as the Tiger-Cats were on the field for a total of 37:30 of the game. In their two losses this season,  defence has allowed opposition quarterbacks to throw 777 yards in the air. This week they face Jonathan Jennings, who hasn’t thrown over 200 yards in two games this season.

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