Welcome to Week 7 of the Canadian Football League (CFL) season. We’re almost halfway through this rollercoaster of a season, and things are really starting to heat up. With standout performances, thrilling comebacks, and some surprising upsets, the 2023 season has been a whirlwind of excitement. As we head into the next round of games, one thing is clear: every play, every quarter, and every game could be a deciding factor for who makes it to the playoffs.
For those wondering, CFL Games Today, there is one CFL game on the agenda for Saturday, July 22.
CFL Games Today – Saturday, July 22
- Location: BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Game date: Saturday, July 22
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- Channel: TSN, CBS Sports Network (U.S)
- Streaming: CFL+
- Odds: Roughriders +8.5, Lions -8.5
- Over/Under: 45.5
- Moneyline: Roughriders +310, Lions -390
Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions
The Roughriders are on the prowl, looking to bounce back after a tough 33-31 loss to the Calgary Stampeders. The BC Lions, on the other hand, are roaring after a win over Montreal and a well-deserved rest week.
Players to Watch
For the Roughriders, all eyes will be on backup quarterback Mason Fine, who’s stepping in after a knee injury sidelined Trevor Harris. Despite facing one of the league’s best defences, Roughriders’ coach Craig Dickenson is confident in Fine’s ability to run the offence. Keep an eye on receivers Tevin Jones and Kendall Watson, who will likely be Fine’s key targets.
Defensively, the Roughriders’ Larry Dean and Derrick Moncrief will need to work hard to keep the Lions’ run game in check. The Roughriders’ secondary, featuring talents like Nic Marshall and C.J. Reavis, will be critical in preventing big plays through the air.
For the Lions, quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is one to watch. With an arsenal of playmakers at his disposal, including receivers Dominique Rhymes and Lucky Whitehead, the Lions’ offence could explode at any moment. Defensively, the Lions’ Mathieu Betts has already proven his worth with nine sacks this season.
With a spread of -8.5 in favour of the Lions, it’s clear the bookmakers see the home team coming out on top. The Roughriders are considered underdogs, but don’t write them off just yet. They’ve shown tenacity in the face of adversity before, and with the added motivation of a win putting them level with the Lions in the West Division, they’ll be playing their hearts out.
For over/under bettors, the line is set at 45.5. Considering the Lions’ potent offence and the Roughriders’ fighting spirit, an over bet could be tempting.
CFL Picks & Prediction
Based on the odds and the recent form of both teams, the BC Lions look set to win this one. However, the Roughriders are a team with a lot of grit, and they could surprise us all. It’ll likely be a close one, but the final prediction is:
BC Lions 24, Saskatchewan Roughriders 12
This concludes our preview of the CFL game today. Whether you’re a diehard fan, a casual viewer, or a bettor looking for some action, there’s something for everyone in the world of Canadian professional football. So sit back, relax, and get ready for some top-tier CFL action.
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