Edmonton Eskimos (6-4) vs. Calgary Stampeders (8-1)
CFL Football: Monday, September 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Calgary Stampeders -7 -- Over/Under: 53 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders meet Monday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for a big road victory here to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost three of their last four road games. Mike Reilly is completing 67 percent of his passes for 3,296 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 1,822 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 38 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 100.4 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 613 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 24.7 points and 368.1 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 53 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has five sacks and Forrest Hightower has two interceptions.
The Calgary Stampeders look to remain undefeated at home while building on their impressive 8-1 SU record. The Calgary Stampeders haven’t lost a home game since November 3 of last year. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,614 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 15 games. Kamar Jorden and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 1,413 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Eric Rogers has 21 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 102.7 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 488 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 16.9 points and 295.8 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 55 tackles, Micah Johnson has five sacks and Brandon Smith has two interceptions.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Edmonton Eskimos have been a really solid team this season and two of their last three losses have been decided by three or less points. However, the Calgary Stampeders are who they are, a team that's as consistent as they come, have owned Edmonton in recent meetings and are 5-0 ATS this season at home. I've said before that you can make a nice profit just by blindly backing the Stampeders. Based on what we've seen at home, there's no reason to fade that system.