Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-4) vs. Calgary Stampeders (7-1)
CFL Football: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Calgary Stampeders -8.5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders meet Saturday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a statement road victory after winning four of their last six games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have split their last four road games. Chris Streveler is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 662 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for 15 touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Nic Demski have combined for 844 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Weston Dressler has 28 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 146 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 792 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 23.8 points and 366.3 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 57 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has five sacks and Kevin Fogg has three interceptions.
The Calgary Stampeders look to avoid back-to-back losses and remain unbeaten at home. The Calgary Stampeders have won four straight home games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 2,162 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 14 games. Kamar Jorden and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 1,097 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Eric Rogers has 21 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 108.2 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 442 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 15.8 points and 285.8 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 45 tackles, Micah Johnson has four sacks and Brandon Smith has two interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games and 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Stampeders are 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 games in August, 13-0 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 11 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Calgary and the under is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings.
We've made a killing backing the Calgary Stampeders the last couple of years, but they haven't been as great covering numbers at home recently and are coming off a poor performance in which they were beatdown by the Roughriders. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a decent team this year and have been covering machines both on the road and overall dating back to last season. Winnipeg is also first in the league in rushing and points scored, so this is a side that can go toe-to-toe with the Stampeders. I'll take a shot with the points here.