(CFL) BC vs. Ottawa, 06/30/2022 7:30 PM, Score: 34 - 31
Point Spread: 2.00 | -115.00 Ottawa (Home)
Result: Loss
10* Ottawa (7:30 ET): B.C. has gotten off to a HOT 2-0 start, winning the two games by a combined score of 103-18! But this is not a great spot for the Lions, who are on a short week and traveling East to the capital city of Canada. Last week, we saw a Saskatchewan team in a very similar spot, 2-0 and heading East on a short week, get blown out. Like the Leos, the Rough Riders were short road favorites. They lost 37-13. Further complicating matters for British Columbia this week is the fact they had multiple key players go down with injuries last week, receiver Bryan Burnham and running back James Butler among them.

This will be B.C.’s first road game this season. I know that QB Nathan Rourke (an Ohio U grad!) has been extremely accurate to start the year, completing a record 87.8% of his passes. His 39 completions last week were the seventh most in a game in CFL history. But Rourke can’t possibly continue these numbers. I also don’t think the team will be able to come close to matching last week’s extraordinary time of possession (40:18), the highest the league has seen in a game since 1996. Again, a short week for the Lions does them no favors for this first road game. On top of that, Ottawa is coming off a bye.

The host REDBLACKS are 0-2 so far, but both losses came against unbeaten Winnipeg. Those games were close, decided by a total of nine points, and the REDBLACKS’ defense allowed only 19 points in both games. Despite going against the Blue Bombers’ top-ranked defense in both games, Ottawa QB Jeremiah Masoli is having his own great start to the season, throwing for 300+ yards in both games. His top receiver, Jaelon Acklin, has the fourth most yards in the league (220) and the highest average despite playing in only two games. This feels like a great value on the home team. 10* Ottawa