Stampeders (7-1-1) vs. Eskimos (7-2)
CFL Football: Monday, September 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Stampeders -11 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders meet Monday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for a victory here to snap a two-game skid. The Edmonton Eskimos are 3-1 on the road this season. Mike Reilly is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 2,845 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Reilly has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. Brandon Zylstra and Vidal Hazelton have combined for 1,162 receiving yards and five touchdowns while D'haquille Williams has 26 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 92.4 yards per contest, and LaDarius Perkins leads the way with 256 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 28.4 points and 360.7 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 45 tackles, Odell Willis has six sacks and Johnny Adams has two interceptions.
The Calgary Stampeders look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Calgary Stampeders haven’t lost a home game since October of 2015. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 2,702 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Levi Mitchell has five touchdown passes in his last three games played. Marquay McDaniel and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 1,018 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Kamar Jorden has 32 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 94.3 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 621 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 18.8 points and 342.8 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 56 tackles, Charleston Hughes has six sacks and Ciante Evans has two interceptions.
The Eskimos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Monday games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. West and 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Stampeders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Calgary and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 meetings.
Calgary has won seven of the last 10 meetings against Edmonton and has been even better against the number. Right now, the Stampeders are looking more and more like last years squad that scores at will and gets timely stops. When playing like this, it's hard to fade Calgary, especially at home where they haven't lost in nearly two years. Sometimes you just ride the hot hand until it runs cold, which is why I'm laying the rare double-digit line.