BC Lions (2015: 7-11 SU, 8-9-1 ATS, 10-8 O/U)
The BC Lions managed to make the playoffs last year despite a very unimpressive 7-11 record. One positive was the emergence of dual threat quarterback Jonathon Jennings who clearly established himself as the future of the offense. Jeff Tedford lasted just one season as Lions head coach before he stepped down. Long-time head coach Wally Buono has returned to the sidelines after serving as GM the last four years. The last time he patrolled the sidelines for BC, they won the Grey Cup in 2011. Buono kept both coordinators from last season with Khari Jones returning as OC and Mark Washington returning as DC. In order to compete, Jennings will need to continue to improve. And the defense needs to step up which should be aided by a healthy Solomon Elimimian. Elimimian is one of the single biggest impact players in the CFL and alongside Adam Bighill forms a very formidable LB unit. On offense, they resigned their top WR Emmanuel Arceneaux which is huge. The offensive line was spotty at times last season but they have a solid mix of young players and veterans and should takes strides forward. I think there is some money to be made with BC as they are a team that could be an ATS sleeper. But how that translates into SU wins and being able to compete with West Division behemoths Edmonton and Calgary remains to be seen.