Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-7) vs. Ottawa Redblacks (8-5)
CFL Football: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm (TD Place Stadium)
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks -1 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Ottawa Redblacks meet Friday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a strong road victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have lost four of their last six 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 17 interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Drew Wolitarsky have combined for 1,259 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Nic Demski has 44 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 127.7 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 1,101 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 23.8 points and 366.8 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 83 tackles, Craig Roh has seven sacks and Kevin Fogg has four interceptions.
The Ottawa Redblacks look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Ottawa Redblacks have won four of their last six home games. Trevor Harris is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 3,868 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 17 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,896 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 63 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 99.8 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 1,141 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 22.5 points and 353.2 yards per game. Antoine Pruneau leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 50 tackles, A.C. Leonard has five sacks and Jonathan Rose has five interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The RedBlacks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 20-9-1 in RedBlacks last 30 games overall and the over is 4-1 in Blue Bombers last 5 games overall.
The Ottawa Redblacks smoked Winnipeg a little over a month ago on the road and have won five of the last eight meetings overall against the Blue Bombers. However, the Blue Bombers have been playing better football than Ottawa as of late, and the Redblacks are dealing with that injury to Harris, who remains questionable with a knee injury. Assuming the Redblacks starting quarterback can't go, you have to favor the Blue Bombers to win this game.