Blue Bombers vs. Redblacks
CFL Football: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Investor's Group Field)
The Line: Blue Bombers -7 -- Over/Under: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ottawa Redblacks and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Friday in CFL action at Investor's Group Field.
The Ottawa Redblacks look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Ottawa Redblacks have won three straight road games. Trevor Harris is completing 70.6 percent of his passes for 3,724 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Harris and Drew Tate have combined for 25 touchdown passes this season. Greg Ellingson and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 2,042 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 51 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 84.2 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 449 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 24 points and 381.5 yards per game. Taylor Reed leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 66 tackles, Avery Ellis has five sacks and Antoine Pruneau has three interceptions.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers also look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won four straight home games. Matt Nichols is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 3,287 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for 1,354 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Weston Dressler has 32 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 104.9 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 656 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 31.3 points and 422.6 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 44 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has seven sacks and TJ Heath has four interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 19-6-1 in Blue Bombers last 26 games overall and the under is 9-1-1 in RedBlacks last 11 games overall.
With two teams in really good form, I have to side with the free touchdown here. The meeting earlier this year was a three-point game and the Redblacks are 6-0 this season ATS on the road. Also, Winnipeg is outscoring teams by just three points this season and Ottawa is allowing just 21 points per game on the road, which is a three-point improvment from their season average. Winnipeg plays a ton of close games and with the Redblacks playing well, you can expect another one. Give me my free touchdown.