Winnipeg Blue Bombers and BC Lions will play the regular season finale at IG Field on Friday, 28 Oct. Here we have the BC Lions vs Blue Bombers live coverage, prediction, start time, preview, and streaming details.
🇨🇦 Competition: CFL 2022 Week 21
🗓 Date: Friday, 28 Oct. 2022
🕖 Time: 8:30 pm ET
🏟 Venue: Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, MB
📺 TV and Stream: TSN, ESPN+
It's 90's neon & Intercept Cancer night at IG Field❗️
— Winnipeg Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) October 28, 2022
The defending Grey Cup champions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, are at the top of the West with a 14-3 record. The Blue Bombers will host the West Division Final on 13 November.
On the other hand, the BC Lions secured the 2nd spot in the West with a 12-5 record. They will host the West Division Semi-Final against the Stampeders next week on 6 November.
Effectively, it will be an exhibition or tune-up game between the two sides. However, one exciting news is that the Lions’ superstar quarterback Nathan Rourke will return from his foot surgery and start the game for the first time in more than two months.
The Blue Bombers and BC Lions are 1-1 in their previous two head-to-head meetings this season. Winnipeg won their first meeting in Week 5 on the road by 22-43. The Lions won in Week 19 by 40-32.
Bryan Burnham WR (Out), Steven Richardson DT (Out).
Greg Ellingson WR (Questionable), Drew Wolitarsky WR (Questionable), Nic Demski WR (Out), Stanley Bryant LT (Questionable), Jermarcus Hardrick RT (Questionable), Jackson Jeffcoat DE (Questionable), Nick Taylor DB (Out), Malcolm Thompson DB (Out), Malik Clements LB (Questionable), Demario Houston DB (Out), Kyrie Wilson LB (Out).
Lions vs Bombers Prediction
Winning Blue Bombers have already secured a spot in the West Division Final. They will host the final on 13 November.
The Blue Bombers secured the final in Week 18 in their stomping 48-11 victory over the Elks. They rested some key players, including quarterback Zach Collaros in Week 19 against the Lions and lost by 40-32.
After that defeat, the Blue Bombers had a bye in Week 20. They will get one more bye next round while the Lions and Stamps play the West Division Semi-Final. As there will be a rest off next week, the Blue Bombers should play their starters for a final tune-up.
On the other hand, as a big Divisional Semi-Final awaits the Leos next week, they will play safe in this game against the Blue Bombers. Nathan Rourke will return in this game, but he will play only a quarter, confirmed by the head coach.
In Week 19, the Lions struggled to beat the Blue Bombers despite they were without Zach Collaros and three key starters in the offense. Moreover, the Bombers’ defense held the Lions to just 138 passing yards.
Hence, we predict the Blue Bombers are the value picks for this game. Blue Bombers First Half -2.0.