Calgary Stampeders (3-0) vs. Ottawa Redblacks (2-1)
CFL Football: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm (TD Place Stadium)
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks +3 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks meet Thursday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.
The Calgary Stampeders look for their first 4-0 start to a CFL season since 2014. The Calgary Stampeders have won six of their last seven road games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 872 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Eric Rogers and Kamar Jorden have combined for 393 receiving yards and five touchdowns while DaVaris Daniels has 11 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 147.3 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 294 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 11.7 points and 304.7 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 17 tackles, Ja'Gared Davis has two sacks and Brandon Smith has one interception.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for their second home win of the season to improve to a solid 3-1 record. The Ottawa Redblacks have split their last eight home games. Trevor Harris is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 822 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 512 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 12 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 125.3 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 355 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 19.7 points and 341.3 yards per game. Antoine Pruneau leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 13 tackles, Michael Wakefield has three sacks and Rico Murray has two interceptions.
The Stampeders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in July and 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The RedBlacks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in July. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in Ottawa and the over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Ottawa Redblacks have only beaten the Calgary Stampeders twice in the last 10 meetings, but a lot of those games have been close, and the home team is 7-1-2 SU in the last 10 meetings. The Stampeders are pretty much who we thought they were, as they're the most consistent regular season team and are always the safe bet. However, the Ottawa Redblacks are off to a strong start in their own right and seem like they're going to be a dangerous offensive side that can run a team out of the bulding at times. At home, this feels like a statement game where the Redblacks will be up to prove a point. I like getting a free field goal here.