Ottawa Redblacks (1-0) vs. Calgary Stampeders (2-0)
CFL Football: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 9:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Calgary Stampeders -7.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders meet Thursday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for a quick 2-0 start to the CFL season after waxing the Saskatchewan Roughriders last week. The Ottawa Redblacks have won five of their last six road games. Trevor Harris is completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 345 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in each of his last five games. Greg Ellingson and Diontae Spencer have combined for 186 receiving yards and one touchdown while Brad Sinopoli has six receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 114 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 94 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 17 points and 345 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Ottawa Redblacks with six tackles, Avery Ellis has two sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has one interception.
The Calgary Stampeders have a chance to win the first three games for the first time since the 2014 CFL season. The Calgary Stampeders have won six of their last eight home games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 621 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Eric Rogers and Kamar Jorden have combined for 260 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Reggie Begelton has six receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 168.5 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 210 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 10.5 points and 307.5 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 12 tackles, Tunde Adeleke has one sack and Brandon Smith has one interception.
The RedBlacks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Stampeders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games, 19-8 ATS in their last 27 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Calgary and the over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Calgary Stampeders are a really good covering team at home and have become one of those teams you can blindly back and make a decent profit over the years. However, four of the last five meetings between Calgary and Ottawa have been decided by six points, which includes a couple of ties. The Ottawa Redblacks look very sharp offensively and this could be a letdown game after Calgary got revenge over Toronto. Give me the points.