Ottawa Redblacks (5-3) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-3)
CFL Football: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -6 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ottawa Redblacks and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Friday in CFL action at Investors Group Field.
The Ottawa Redblacks look to stay hot after winning three of their last four games. The Ottawa Redblacks have split their last four road games. Trevor Harris is completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,374 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 12 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,207 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 38 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 87.9 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 608 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 23.1 points and 367.2 yards per game. Antoine Pruneau leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 35 tackles, A.C. Leonard has four sacks and Rico Murray has three interceptions.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won three straight home games. Chris Streveler is completing 63 percent of his passes for 626 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for 13 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Weston Dressler have combined for 675 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Nic Demski has 30 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 152.6 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 720 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 21.2 points and 349.6 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 49 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has five sacks and Kevin Fogg has three interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 22-7 ATS in their last 29 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in August and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games in August and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Blue Bombers last 6 home games and the under is 5-2 in RedBlacks last 7 games overall.
The Ottawa Redblacks have been in some nailbiters all season long and are usually on the losing side whenever stepping up in comp. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are outscoring teams by 12.8 points at home this season and 14.7 points during this three-game winning streak. Winnipeg has also beaten Ottawa in each of the last three meetings and has an average margin of victory of 12 points in those games. I'll take the Blue Bombers by a touchdown here.