Edmonton Eskimos vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 11/19/17
Stampeders vs. Eskimos
CFL Football: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Stampeders -5 -- Over/Under: 52 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS, ESPNews
The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders meet Sunday in the CFL Division Finals at McMahon Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos have won six straight games and are coming off a playoff win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Edmonton Eskimos have won four straight road games. Mike Reilly is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 5,830 yards, 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Brandon Zylstra and D'haquille Williams have combined for 2,402 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Vidal Hazelton has 55 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 91.3 yards per contest, and Reilly leads the way with 390 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 27.7 points and 343.1 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 86 tackles, Odell Willis has eight sacks and Johnny Adams has two interceptions.
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The Calgary Stampeders head into the playoffs on a three-game losing streak and haven’t played since November 3. The Calgary Stampeders have won six of their last eight home gams. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 4,700 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or less touchdown passes in 10 straight 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 92.4 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 1,016 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 19.4 points and 339.8 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 123 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 11 sacks and Ciante Evans has five interceptions.
The Eskimos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Stampeders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 playoff games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eskimos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Calgary and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Stampeders last 8 games overall and the over is 11-5 in Eskimos last 16 games overall.
Edmonton just beat Calgary by nine points a couple of weeks ago and looked really impressive in its playoff win over Winnipeg. The Calgary Stampeders kind of cruised the last couple of weeks with everything already set, but it's hard to ingore they were outscored by 17 points in their last three games and couldn't get anything going offensively during those losses. The Eskimos have found their groove on the offensive side of the ball and have won four straight on the road. Edmonton has also been in a lot of close games this season, outscoring teams by just 1.2 points on the season overall. I'll take a shot with the points here.