Eskimos vs. Stampeders
CFL Football: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Eskimos +4 -- Over/Under: 54 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 bounce back from just their second loss of the season. The Calgary Stampeders have won five straight road games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 4,393 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Levi Mitchell has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Marquay McDaniel and Marken Michel have combined for 1,640 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while DaVaris Daniels has 39 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 97.4 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 951 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 18.6 points and 341.7 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 115 tackles, Micah Johnson has nine sacks and Ciante Evans has five interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for another feel good win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Edmonton Eskimos have split their last six home games. Mike Reilly is completing 68 percent of his passes for 5,252 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Reilly has two touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Brandon Zylstra and D'haquille Williams have combined for 2,229 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Vidal Hazelton has 46 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 94.1 yards per contest, and LaDarius Perkins leads the way with 365 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 28.9 points and 364.1 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 81 tackles, Odell Willis has eight sacks and Johnny Adams has two interceptions.
The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The Stampeders are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings in Edmonton, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Stampeders are coming off just their second loss of the season despite being a heavy favorite, and they now bring their 3-4-1 ATS record on the road into Edmonton. Calgary has beaten the Eskimos in each of the last four meetings and has owned them against the spread as well over the years. However, this is a bigger game for the Eskimos, as they can improve their seeding possibly if they continue to win, and the last game between these two was decided by three points. Edmonton seems to have a bit of its swagger back and is outscoring teams by nine points during its three-game winning streak. I like the points here.