Redblacks (1-5-1) vs. Eskimos (6-0)
CFL Football: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm (TD Place Stadium)
The Line: Redblacks +2 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa Redblacks meet Thursday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for another victory to build on their impressive 6-0 start to the CFL season. The Edmonton Eskimos have won three straight road games. Mike Reilly is completing 73 percent of his passes for 1,945 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. Reilly has seven touchdown passes in his last three games played. Brandon Zylstra and Vidal Hazelton have combined for 990 receiving yards and five touchdowns while D'haquille Williams has 16 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 83.6 yards per contest, and Travon Van leads the way with 207 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 24.2 points and 337.4 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 33 tackles, Odell Willis has five sacks and Arjen Colquhoun has one interception.
The Ottawa Redblacks are desperate for a victory after a slow 1-5-1 start to the CFL season. The Ottawa Redblacks are 1-2-1 at home this season. Trevor Harris is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 2,202 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Harris has six touchdown passes in his last three games played. Greg Ellingson and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 1,240 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 19 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 78.8 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 272 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 28.2 points and 432.3 yards per game. Taylor Reed leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 35 tackles, Zack Evans has three sacks and Jerrell Gavins has one interception.
The Eskimos are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 0-3-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in August and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Edmonton Eskimos have played the best football of any team in the league this season, has proven they can win on the road and is getting terrific play out of Reilly. The Ottawa Redblacks could easily have more wins this season after constant close games, but at some point you have to finish those games and actually show results. I'll take the best team in the league and the small chalk.