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FREE CONTEST: BC Lions at Calgary Stampeders (Over $50 in Amazon gift cards!)

"The Crowd" has Calgary as (-10.1) favorites

Aug 16, 2014; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Calgary Stampeders defensive back Jamar Wall (29) celebrates a fourth quarter interception against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with Calgary Stampeders defensive back Fred Bennett (8) at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University. Calgary defeated Hamilton 30-20. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Aug 16, 2014; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Calgary Stampeders defensive back Jamar Wall (29) celebrates a fourth quarter interception against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with Calgary Stampeders defensive back Fred Bennett (8) at Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster University. Calgary defeated Hamilton 30-20. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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EDITORIAL BY GRAYDON FOX

Prizes:

1st Place: $25 Amazon gift card

2nd-5th Place: $10 Amazon gift card

If there are ties, a random drawing will determine the winner.

Top 5 Winners:

  1. Richard Pallerino (500 points)
  2. Rickramjohn (367 points)
  3. Delmonte31 (367 points)
  4. Bjohnson0736 (367 points)
  5. Scott Metzdorf (358 points)

Overview:

On Saturday, August 4th, the (2-3-0) BC Lions will be on the road to take on the (6-0-0) Calgary Stampeders.Blue Banner

The Crowd:

“The Crowd” projects a final score of Stampeders 31.7 – Lions 21.6 with an over/under of 53.3.

2018 Statistics (9 total teams):

Point differential: Stampeders +111 (1st) > Lions -30 (7th)

Points per game: Stampeders 29.8 (2nd) > Lions 21.6 (7th)

Points allowed per game: Stampeders 11.3 (1st) > Lions 27.6 (7th)

Passing yards per game: Stampeders 264.7 (3rd) > Lions 233.8 (5th)

Rushing yards per game: Stampeders 116.5 (3rd) > Lions 107.2 (4th)

Turnovers: Lions 6 (1st) > Stampeders 7 (2nd)

Takeaways: Stampeders 17 (1st) > Lions 8 (4th)

Summary:

The BC Lions are coming off their bye week and have had two weeks to prepare for their game against the Calgary Stampeders.  BC is averaging 21.6 points per game (7th) and allowing 27.6 (7th).  The Lions are (0-3) on the road this season with a (-45) point differential.  Calgary is the lone remaining undefeated team (6-0-0) in the CFL this season.  The Stampeders are averaging 29.8 points per game (2nd) and they rank 1st in points allowed (11.3).  Calgary traveled to Saskatchewan in week seven and defeated the Roughriders 34-22.  The Stampeders jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter and were able to hold off a late Roughriders comeback.  Saskatchewan outgained Calgary 247-242 in total yardage and dominated time of possession.  Four fumbles crippled the Saskatchewan offense and killed their field position.  Calgary quarterback Bo-Levi Mitchell completed 18-24 passes for 187 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception in the victory.

Bottom Line:

The Stampeders are clicking on all cylinders right now and are the superior team in nearly every statistical category.  The Lions have struggled to score points all year and will be going up against the number one defense in the league.  I would be shocked if this game didn’t result in a Calgary blowout.

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Calgary wins 31-13

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