Eskimos (7-3) vs. Stampeders (8-1-1)
CFL Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Eskimos +6 -- Over/Under: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos meet Saturday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Calgary Stampeders look to keep rolling while building on their six-game winning streak. The Calgary Stampeders have won three of their last four road games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,979 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two touchdown passes in his last three games played. Marquay McDaniel and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 1,170 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Kamar Jorden has 32 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 94.4 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 682 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 18.7 points and 348.7 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 69 tackles, Charleston Hughes has six sacks and Shaquille Richardson has three interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos need a feel good victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Edmonton Eskimos have won four of their last five home games. Mike Reilly is completing 69.3 percent of his passes for 3,165 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Reilly has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. Brandon Zylstra and Vidal Hazelton have combined for 1,289 receiving yards and six touchdowns while D'haquille Williams has 27 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 92.4 yards per contest, and LaDarius Perkins leads the way with 293 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 28.4 points and 360.7 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 50 tackles, Odell Willis has six sacks and Johnny Adams has two interceptions.
The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Eskimos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Stampeders are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Edmonton, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
It's hard to beat a good team back to back weeks, but the Calgary Stampeders continue to beat up whoever they play and have been nothing but money against the number dating back to last season. The Eskimos had nothing for Calgary last week, have lost seven of the last 10 against the Stampeders and have lost three straight overall. I'll side with the better team by a touchdown based on how they continue to cover no matter the spread.