Kick-off: 2200 EDT, 06/08/2022
Stadium: BC Place
BC Lions crushed Edmonton 59-15 back in Week 1 of the season and it will be a major surprise if they do not come out on top again.
The Elks have since shown signs of improvement, posting two wins from six subsequent outings, and are coming off a bye, but this still looks a tough test.
Let’s go with a home victory by 7-12 points at 4.4 for our first BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks prediction.
BC Lions Odds
BC are well placed at 5-1 after winning 32-17 at Saskatchewan last time out, with their only defeat this term coming against high-flying Winnipeg.
Against the Roughriders, the Lions trailed 17-4 during the second quarter but then rattled off 28 unanswered points to storm to victory.
Young Canadian quarterback Nathan Rourke again impressed when passing for 336 yards and two touchdowns, as well as running in another score.
Dominique Rhymes, Jevon Cottoy and Keon Hatcher all contributed with key catches and the defence registered four sacks.
Highly-rated Rourke leads the league with 16 touchdown passes, 1,941 passing yards and a 79.3 completion percentage.
He declared: “We’re very confident that when we execute to the best of our abilities, we don’t feel like there’s anybody who can get in our way except ourselves.”
Back on home turf, we like BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks odds.
That bet would have paid out in all four of Edmonton’s away games this term!
Edmonton Elks Odds
Edmonton have had a week off to recover from going down 24-10 to runaway table toppers Winnipeg.
The Elks showed spirit on defence that day, but quarterback Taylor Cornelius was sacked five times as they struggled to gain ground going forward.
Former Blue Bombers receiver Kenny Lawler did reel in seven catches for 98 yards, though, to provide Cornelius and head coach Chris Jones with some encouragement.
Edmonton had previously enjoyed hard-fought wins at Hamilton and Montreal, but were hammered 49-6 at home by Calgary in between.
Jones has proven in the past that he can rebuild a faltering franchise and he has been busy in his other role as general manager.
Punter Chris Jones, offensive lineman Andrew Garnett and wide receiver Llevi Noel feature among a whole host of new arrivals since the Elks last played.
Getting defensive lineman Jake Ceresna back from injury is another significant boost.
He said: “They definitely kicked our butts last time, all credit to them, and we just want to go out there and show them that we’re a different team this time around.”
The visitors’ much-changed offence may take time to gel, though, so 2.65 for the most points to come in the fourth quarter completes our BC Lions vs Edmonton Elks betting tips.
Saskatchewan 17-32 BC LIONS
EDMONTON 10-24 Winnipeg
Head-to-head: BC Lions 59-15 Edmonton, BC Lions 43-10 Edmonton, BC Lions 16-21 Edmonton
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