Lions vs. Roughriders Prediction: CFL Week 11 Point Spread, Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Aug 18, 2022

Week 11 in the CFL goes through Saskatchewan with the Roughriders hosting the B.C. Lions on Friday night.

BC
12-6
AT
August 19, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Mosaic Stadium
Pointspread -3.5 -130
Moneyline -178
Over / Under o +52

67%

Betting Action

33%

Pointspread +3.5 +105
Moneyline +149
Over / Under u +52

67%

Betting Action

33%

The Saskatchewan Roughriders put a three-game losing streak to bed with last week’s 34-24 road victory in Edmonton, but are they up to the task against a strong B.C. Lions team?  The Lions are tearing through the CFL and sit second in the league with a 7-1 record following a 41-40 win in Calgary last week.

B.C. is a 5.5-point favourite to win on the road, with a total of 52.5 on the CFL odds.

CFL Odds and Betting

These teams just met in Saskatchewan in Week 8, with the Lions cruising to a 32-17 victory.  That win snapped a massive eight-game win streak for the Riders, which dated back to 2017.

B.C. is likely feeling confident heading into this game as they’re a perfect 3-0 on the road this season and they’re less than a month removed from winning in Saskatchewan.  They’re 6-2 against the spread overall in 2022 and have covered in all three road games.  The total has gone Over in 11 of the Lions’ last 14 games, including five of seven this season.

Sitting at 5-4 straight up on the year, including 3-2 at home, Saskatchewan’s season seems like it could go in either direction at this point.  They’re 5-4 ATS in 2022 and they’ve covered in seven of their last nine games against B.C.  The total has gone Over in five of the Roughriders’ last seven games.

BC Lions

After two early interceptions last week, Canadian quarterback Nathan Rourke turned things around and threw for almost 500 yards, earning CFL top performer honours for the third straight week and fifth time overall this season.  Rourke threw for 488 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.  He added another two touchdowns on the ground.  It was the second consecutive game Rourke broke his own single-game passing record by a Canadian.  The 24-year-old leads the CFL in passing yards (2,906), passing TDs (23) and completion percentage (80.1).

Last week’s victory in Calgary was a gritty comeback as the Lions trailed by nine points midway through the fourth quarter.  Receivers Bryan Burnham and Dominique Rhymes both caught touchdown passes and eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark.  Burnham finished with 165 yards on eight catches, while Rhymes had 101 yards on seven catches.

Defensive lineman Joshua Archibald (head), defensive backs Loucheiz Purifoy (illness) and Quincy Mauger (thigh) and defensive lineman Sione Teuhema (shoulder) did not practice with the team on Monday.  Defensive lineman David Menard (knee), defensive back Garry Peters (hamstring) and receiver/returner Shai Ross (thigh) were limited.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Quarterback Cody Fajardo‘s passing game was average at best last week, but he did enough to help the Riders snap a three-game losing streak.  Fajardo completed 11 of 20 pass attempts for 130 yards, one touchdown and one interception.  He was better on the ground, rushing for a team-high 51 yards and two touchdowns.  D’haquille Williams, Saskatchewan’s top receiver, finished with 80 yards and a touchdown on four receptions.  Kick returner Mario Alford also came up clutch, finishing with 160 yards, including a 98-yard touchdown just before the half.

The Roughriders’ first injury report of the week listed receiver Shaq Evans (ankle) as a limited participant at practice.  Defensive linemen Pete Robertson (foot) and A.C. Leonard (shoulder), as well as receiver Mitchell Picton (ankle) were also limited.  Defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (back) and offensive lineman Terry Vaughn (hamstring) did not practice.

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