Ottawa Redblacks (8-6) at Edmonton Eskimos (7-8)
CFL Football: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -3.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ottawa Redblacks and Edmonton Eskimos meet Saturday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Ottawa Redblacks have won four of their last six road games. Trevor Harris is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,217 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 18 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 2,053 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 69 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 100.3 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 1,236 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 23.8 points and 360.5 yards per game. Corey Tindal leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 56 tackles, A.C. Leonard has six sacks and Jonathan Rose has five interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos need a bounce back victory here in order to snap a three-game losing streak. The Edmonton Eskimos have won five of their last six home games. Mike Reilly is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 4,605 yards, 27 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 14 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 2,290 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 52 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 98.3 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 853 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 25.9 points and 378.9 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 85 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has eight sacks and Forrest Hightower has three interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 24-8 ATS in their last 32 road games and 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Eskimos are 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The RedBlacks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The home team has won six of the last nine meetings between Ottawa and Edmonton, and the Eskimos have played their best football by far at home this season. The Redblacks enter this game in much better form, as the Eskimos are being outscored by 15.7 points during this three-game losing streak. However, this feels like a game where the Eskimos step up and snap this losing skid. The Redblacks aren't consistent enough to trust on the road right now, even though they've been crazy good at covering on the road over the years.