Stampeders vs. Lions Prediction: CFL Week 2 Point Spread, Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jun 14, 2024

CFL: Canadian Football League-Calgary Stampeders at Ottawa Redblacks

The Calgary Stampeders aim to build on an impressive 32-24 season-opening win over the Hamilton Tiger Cats when they visit the BC Lions on Saturday night in CFL Week 2 betting action at BC Place.

June 15, 2024, 7:00 PM ET
BC Place Stadium
Pointspread -7.5 -115
Pointspread ++7.5 -105

The Stampeders enter the week with straight up and against the spread wins in three of four regular season contests, but have work to do to overcome a dismal 2-6 SU run against BC. The Lions gear up for their home opener after dropping a 35-27 decision in their Week 1 date with the Toronto Argonauts as 4.0-point road underdogs and have now covered the spread just once in their past seven overall contests.

Despite their recent ATS slide, the Lions have emerged as 8.5-point home favourites on the CFL Week 2 odds. The Stamps are a lengthy +310 bet on the CFL moneyline, and the total is pegged at 50.5.

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While the Stamps are coming off a solid season-opening performance in last weekend’s win over Hamilton, they have plenty to do to reverse a dismal run against the Lions. Losers in six of eight overall dates with BC, the Stampeders have seen each of their past four defeats come by double-digit margins, capped by a 41-30 road loss to the Lions in last season’s West Semi-finals. Those wide margins of victory have helped the Lions compile an impressive 11-5 ATS record in their past 16 dates with Calgary. However, the Lions have otherwise been a consistent disappointment at the sportsbooks, going 6-11-1 ATS in their past 18 overall and just 2-6 ATS in their past eight home dates. With the total easily topping 50 in each of the past five meetings between these teams, the OVER has gone 5-0 in totals betting over that stretch.

Calgary Stampeders

Jake Maier enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2023 while finishing third in the CFL with 4,244 passing, and while he connected on just 19 total touchdown passes last season, 13 of those scores came over his past nine outings including two-TD performances in each of his past two visits to BC. Maier extended that trend by completing 21 of 26 pass attempts for 252 yards and two TDs in last week’s season-opening win over the Ti-Cats. Maier made full use of his receiving corps against Hamilton, with four receivers tallying at least 40 yards. Clark Barnes led the way with 61 yards and one score while Dedrick Mills emerged as the squad’s top ball carrier with 87 rushing yards on 13 carries.

BC Lions

Things didn’t go quite as well in Week 1 for the Lions, who squandered a 20-16 halftime lead on their way to a 35-27 loss to the Argos. While quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. enjoyed a strong start while tossing for two scores early in the second quarter, he wilted under the pressure of a ferocious Argonauts defensive line, which racked up six sacks and forced a pair of key turnovers. However, Adams proved to be a big performer on home turf last season, piling up 16 scoring tosses in nine appearances, highlighted by an epic four-TD outing in a 37-9 rout of the Stamps last August. Despite his struggles playing behind a porous offensive line, Adams also showed signs of developing chemistry with Justin McInnis, who racked up a game-high 103 receiving yards in his Lions debut.

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