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Ottawa Redblacks vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/9/15

Edmonton Eskimos (0-1) vs. Ottawa Redblacks (2-0)

CFL Football: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)

The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -5.5 -- Over/Under: 46 See the Latest Odds

TV: TSN, RDS2, ESPN2

The Ottawa Redblacks and Edmonton Eskimos meet Thursday night at the Commonwealth Stadium.

The Ottawa Redblacks look to build on their impressive 2-0 start to the season. Henry Burris is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 559 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Harris is coming off a game in which he completed nearly 80 percent of his passes and threw for three touchdowns. Chris Williams and Brad Sinopoli have combined for close to 300 receiving yards and one touchdown, while Ernest Jackson leads Ottawa with two touchdown receptions. The Redblacks ground game is averaging 127.5 yards per game, and Chevon Walker leads the way with 155 rushing yards. Defensively, the Ottawa Redblacks are allowing 16 points and 255.5 yards per game. Damaso Munoz and David Hinds have combined for 14 tackles, while Jerrell Gavins is one of three players with an interception.

Ottawa Redblacks vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/9/15

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The Edmonton Eskimos look for their first win when they play their first home game. Matt Nichols is completing 16.7 percent of his passes for eight yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Nichols will have to be a lot better until Reilly returns from injury. Kenny Stafford and Adarius Bowman have combined for more than 120 yards and a touchdown, while Kendial Lawrence has two receptions. The Eskimos ground game is averaging 81 yards per game, and Chad Simpson leads the way with 33 yards on eight touches. Defensively, the Edmonton Eskimos are allowing 26 points and 484 yards per game. Almondo Sewell and Patrick Watkins have combined for 10 tackles, while Marcus Howard has two sacks. Greg Wojt is questionable with a neck injury.

The RedBlacks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Eskimos are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. 

I find it tough to turn down free points with an Ottawa squad that's playing solid ball on both sides of the field. I find it even tougher to eat chalk with an Edmonton team that's without its starting quarterback. So, the Redblacks are the pick here. 

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Ottawa Redblacks +5.5

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