Blue Bombers vs. Eskimos
CFL Football: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Eskimos PK -- Over/Under: 60 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos meet Saturday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won three of their last four road games. Matt Nichols is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 3,606 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for 1,598 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Clarence Denmark has 44 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 112.2 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 739 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 29.4 points and 409.6 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 48 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has seven sacks and TJ Heath has four interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos are desperate for a victory to snap a five-game losing streak. The Edmonton Eskimos have won four of their last six home games. Mike Reilly is completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 3,949 yards, 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. Brandon Zylstra and D'haquille Williams have combined for 1,602 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Vidal Hazelton has 42 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 84.2 yards per contest, and LaDarius Perkins leads the way with 319 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 29.5 points and 367.9 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 59 tackles, Odell Willis has six sacks and Johnny Adams has two interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Eskimos are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Edmonton, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Edmonton.
Winnipeg has won just two of the last 10 meetings against Edmonton, but those two victories came in the last three meetings. The Eskimos have just fallen apart out of nowhere, as the offense isn't having the same success as it had earlier in the year and they're being outscored by 10 points in their last three games. But with that said, I'm going to side with Edmonton here in this pick em game because of the history and the fact the Blue Bombers do give up a lot defensively. This is a game where Edmonton could get comfortable offensively and get that confidence back. Give me the home team here.