Harsh 0-2 last week to fall to 7-4 on seasonBack after w/only play on 2-Game, Bye-Week Card
Monday, August 6, 2012 | 5:05 PM, EDT | TSN-TVRogers Centre | Toronto, Ontario
BC LIONS (3-2 | 2-3 ATS) TORONTO ARGONAUTS (3-2 | 2-3 ATS)
Defending Grey Cup Champion, BC Lions Seemingly back in the groove
BC looked a little wobbly thru Week 4Lions BTB Losses vs. Division Rivals’ in Week 3 + 4BC stunned 23-20 at then-unbeaten Saskatchewan Even though Lions’ outgained Rough Riders by nearly +200 Yards, thenWeek 4, BC’s 8 Game Home Win Streak was brokenAs Lions again outgained opponent (Edmonton) by 116 Yards, yet lost 27-14
Nevertheless, BC righted the ship last week,Lions thoroughly won at Calgary, 34-8Moreover, BC returned to their efficient, balanced attackw/NO Turnovers (to Calgary’s 2)BC had an unspeakably dominating 39 to 21 T-O-P differenceLions 25 Rushes (165 Yards) genuine definition of CFL Dominance BC has outgained their Opponents in RUSHING & PASSING All but 1 Game in each category (4 of 5 Games)
The key to BC’s success is not just “offencive” balance, butBC’s #1 CFL “DEFENCE” (Overtaking Tor last week)
BC again (currently):
Toronto laid claim to Best Offense & Best Defense thru Week 3Yet since this time, Tor Yd Difference has fallen precipitously:WEEK 2 Tor +232 WEEK 3 Tor +109 WEEK 4 Tor +100 WEEK 5 Tor -82
On top of the momentum BC has, The Lions are awfully good on the road - especially defensivelyBC is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 RoadiesBC has played UNDER in their last NINE Road Games
BC’s QB Travis Lulay is in a helluva groove, alsoLulay’s performance last week was crazy good:LULAY: 30-37 (81%) 315 Yards & 3 TD (0 INT)
This was a good bounce back sign for BC & LulayWho put up some awfully good numbers Week 3+4(More Yards; 360 & 346)Lulay had thrown uncharacteristically high 4 Picks (3 TD) in 2 Games
BC has admittedly made it thru their rough patchStill in ‘First’ Place (4 way tie)
Toronto has skated thru at 3-2Yet single digits have decided all their gamesThough Argos have topped 27 Pts just ONCE in 5 Games
Lastly, Toronto’s enigmatic, streaky QB Ricky RayFaces his old Rivals, BCRay had many epic battles vs. BC in a 10 Yr CareerMost recent games have been ONE-SIDED, BC Wins
Ray & Edmonton dropped 4 Straight to BC Last seasonw/BC DL keying in on Ray’s rollouts & West-Coast tendenciesRAY was even benched in Week 5 BC 36-1 Win at EdmontonAfter completing just 11 Passes w/3 INT QB Ricky Ray: 11 INT last year: 8 vs. BCToronto’s Ray has thrown #1 Receiver Owens’ way an alarming 41% in 2012This is tailor-made for BC Lions CFL-Best Defense
(BC’s Lulay went to 9 different receivers at least 2x last week)
In the end, the Argos still should get their share of stops tomorrowThus, really like BC & the Under
2½ UNITBC LIONS -3 (sportsbook.ag)*TORONTO
1 UNITBC LIONS TORONTO | UNDER 52½ (sportsbook.ag)
(Must act now - many books have spun up to BC -3½Play was a full 3 Unit when line was BC -2½, for what its’ worth)* All the best, guys.
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Damn glad we pulled the trigger at BC -3 ~ wouldn't be surprised if the line gets to BC -4 or higher.
Appreciate it Beav! Have a good one.
Nice Work Steve ! Tailed along $$$$
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Great work Steve, I tagged along. I had this plays lined up but you are the cfl expert...
$Very belated thanks, dennistyler, unc2728 & so4.Stuck out on the Interstate(s) for days on end. Movin onward (9-4 CFL Season 2012)