Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/28/16
Eskimos vs. Blue Bombers
CFL Football: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line Eskimos -9.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos meet Thursday night at Commonwealth Stadium on ESPN2.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers could use a win after a brutal 1-4 start to the season. Drew Willy is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 1,473 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Willy has two touchdowns in his last three games. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for more than 600 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jace Davis has 26 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 60.4 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 206 yards on 53 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 27 points and 455.4 yards per game. Ian Wild leads the Blue Bombers with 35 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has two sacks and Maurice Leggett has two interceptions.
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The Edmonton Eskimos look for consistency victory after a slow 2-2 start to the season. Mike Reilly is completing 72.6 percent of his passes for 1,580 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Reilly has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Cory Watson has 17 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 74 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 192 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 33.5 points and 439.5 yards per game. Deon Lacy leads the Eskimos with 23 tackles, Almondo Sewell has two sacks and Odell Willis has one interception.
I'm not laying this much chalk with an Eskimos team that's been getting rocked on the defensive side of the ball. Both of these clubs are in the bottom in total defense and Edmonton has allowed 30-plus points in three of its first four games.
Sure, points were tough to come by in the matchup between these clubs a couple of weeks ago, but the trends lean towards a higher scoring contest here. Give me the over.