Stampeders vs. Blue Bombers
CFL Football: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Stampeders -10.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders meet Friday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for some momentum before the playoffs after losing three of their last four games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won four of their last six road games. Matt Nichols is completing 71 percent of his passes for 4,472 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Nichols has one or less touchdown passes in each of his last four games. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for 1,949 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Weston Dressler has 48 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 98.8 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 967 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 28.6 points and 429.8 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 71 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has seven sacks and Chris Randle has five interceptions.
The Calgary Stampeders also look for a victory before the playoffs to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Calgary Stampeders have won five of their last six home games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 4,700 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Levi Mitchell has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Marquay McDaniel and Marken Michel have combined for 1,640 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while DaVaris Daniels has 47 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 94.6 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 986 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 19.2 points and 345.9 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 121 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 11 sacks and Ciante Evans has five interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Stampeders are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 vs. West and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 home games. The under is 5-2 in Stampeders last 7 games overall and the over is 21-8 in Blue Bombers last 29 games overall.
The Stampeders have lost back-to-back games for the first time in forever and seem to have taken their foot off the gas with the playoffs right around the corner. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have had struggles of their own recently, but they are a lights out 7-1 ATS on the road this season and don't get blown out often. A lot of the recent matchups between Calgary and Winnipeg have also come down to the wire. I'll take the points here.