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CFL FOOTBALL

British Columbia Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos

The British Columbia Lions and the Edmonton Eskimos will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Commonwealth Stadium.

Travis Lulay passed for 249 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 as the Lions held on for a 24-16 victory over the Argonauts.

The Lions managed to cover the 7.5-point spread at home in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the night's posted total (53.5).

The Eskimos put up 16 points in the first quarter in Week 2 and cruised from there to a 30-20 road victory over the Tiger-Cats.

The Tiger-Cats had been favored by 7 points at home in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the day's posted total (55.5).

Team records:
British Columbia: 1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS
Edmonton: 1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS

British Columbia most recently:
When playing in July are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Edmonton most recently:
When playing in July are 8-2
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
British Columbia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of British Columbia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of British Columbia's last 18 games on the road
British Columbia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing at home against British Columbia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Edmonton's last 9 games
Edmonton is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
British Columbia home to Edmonton, Saturday, July 20
Edmonton at British Columbia, Saturday, July 20