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BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers – Predictions & Betting Tips
The Canadian Football League (CFL) continues with Week 3 action kicking off on Thursday night. Fans will be treated to a compelling showdown between two of the league's top teams, with the BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers taking center stage.
Both teams enter this contest with unblemished 2-0 marks and will be eager to extend their winning streaks. We will break down the latest odds and betting tips heading into this pivotal early season tilt.
BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Odds
This BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers features two of the league's most talented squads. Even so, oddsmakers clearly see Winnipeg as the stronger side, as they are favored by roughly 6.5 points at most online sportsbooks.
The Blue Bombers feature an electric offensive attack which is perhaps why the over/under sits at a lofty 49.5.
How to bet on BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
There are several betting options available for this Week 3 clash. Nearly every major online sportsbook carries odds for the CFL, including Unibet, FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM.
CFL odds are not always featured on the homepage of sportsbooks, so you may have to do a little digging to find odds on the Lions vs Blue Bombers. To find game odds
- Open your sportsbook app of choice (or download a new one)
- Select the “Sports” tab on the home page
- Go to the “Football” section
- Select CFL
- Place bets on BC vs Winnipeg
You can claim a welcome bonus at every online sportsbook by signing up and registering a new account. For instance, new customers in New Jersey can claim $100 in bonus bets at Unibet by placing their first $25 bet on the app.
Lions vs Blue Bombers Preview
The BC Lions enter this game after back-to-back convincing wins over Calgary and Edmonton. The story thus far in 2023 has been the defense, which has been remarkably stingy, allowing just 7.5 points per game.
They are coming in fresh off a 22-0 shutout win in Week 2, a game in which they severely limited the Elk's attack, holding them to a paltry 103 passing yards and just 54 rushing yards.
Lions QB Vernon Adams Jr has been efficient thus far, tossing for over 300 yards in both wins. He has also fired for three touchdowns (and two interceptions). Taquan Mizzell has been effective on the ground averaging close to 6 yards per carry.
The Blue Bombers have been virtually unstoppable on the offensive end averaging a whopping 43.5 points per game so far in two easy wins.
Winnipeg has excelled through a blend of passing and running. Quarterback Zach Collaros has already thrown for 647 yards and five touchdowns while avoiding any interceptions. Brady Oliveira leads the ground attack averaging a healthy 4.8 yards per carry.
While this will be the Blue Bomber's stiffest test thus far on the young season, it's hard to see anyone slowing them down at the moment.
BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Predictions
This matchup features a compelling showdown between the league's top-flight offense in Winnipeg against an elite defense in BC.
After falling a win shy of the Title a year ago, the Blue Bombers entered the 2023 CFL season as prohibitive favorites. They have shown why with two dominant wins. Look for Winnipeg to come out hot again as its hard to envision anyone slowing this team down for four quarters.
With that said, BC's defense is good enough to hang around in this contest, and getting 6 points feels a tad steep.
Winnipeg on the moneyline should be a safe bet, but stay alert for a potential backdoor BC cover here.