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Edmonton Eskimos vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/6/16

Redblacks vs. Eskimos

CFL Football: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Place Stadium)

The Line Redblacks -4 -- Over/Under: 59 See the Latest Odds


The Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa Redblacks play Saturday night at TD Place Stadium on TSN.

The Edmonton Eskimos look for a win in order to snap back-to-back losses. Mike Reilly is completing 71 percent of his passes for 1,926 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Reilly has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Derel Walker and Adarius Bowman have combined for more than 1,200 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Cory Watson has 19 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 63.2 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 200 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 32.8 points and 439.8 yards per game. Deon Lacy leads the Eskimos with 30 tackles, Almondo Sewell has three sacks and Odell Willis has one interception.

Edmonton Eskimos vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/6/16


The Ottawa Redblacks look to keep rolling after a solid 3-1-1 start to the season. Trevor Harris is completing 82.2 percent of his passes for 1,499 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Harris has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Chris Williams and Brad Sinopoli have combined for more than 1,100 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Greg Ellingson has 30 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 96.8 yards per contest, and Nic Grigsby leads the way with 232 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 24.8 points and 380.2 yards per game. Damaso Munoz leads the Redblacks with 28 tackles, Arnaud Gascon-Nadon has three sacks and Abdul Kanneh has one interception.

The Eskimos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. 

Edmonton has beaten Ottawa in five of the six meetings but that one loss did come on the road back in June. The Redblacks are probably playing the best football of any team in the CFL right now. So, while the Eskimos likely aren't going to struggle much longer, Ottawa and the  reasonable line at home is a strong play.

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Ottawa Redblacks -4

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