Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-7) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (7-6)
CFL Football: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -6 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos meet Saturday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a statement road victory after losing four of their last five games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have lost four of their last five road games. Chris Streveler is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 897 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for 21 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Drew Wolitarsky have combined for 1,177 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Nic Demski has 44 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 131.8 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 25.4 points and 372.1 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 74 tackles, Craig Roh has six sacks and Kevin Fogg has three interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos could also use a victory here after losing four of their last six games. The Edmonton Eskimos have won five straight home games. Mike Reilly is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 4,219 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 12 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 2,175 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 51 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 96.6 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 733 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 26.2 points and 395.3 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 71 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has eight sacks and Forrest Hightower has three interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Eskimos are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. West, 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Edmonton and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Edmonton Eskimos have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and are otuscoring teams by 5.3 points at home this season. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have had their struggles on the road this season, which includes failing to cover four of their five tries. The Eskimos have been solid against the number recently and need a victory here to keep pace in the tight west division. Throw in the history between these clubs, and you have to like Edmonton at home to get the comfortable victory.