Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 11/3/18
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10-7) at Edmonton Eskimos (8-9)
CFL Football: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -5.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos meet Saturday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to keep the ball rolling while building on their five-game winning streak. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have split their last six road games. Chris Streveler is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 944 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for 28 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Drew Wolitarsky have combined for 1,678 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Nic Demski has 57 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 132.7 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 1,355 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 22.7 points and 359.9 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 104 tackles, Craig Roh has seven sacks and Kevin Fogg has four interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for a feel good victory after losing four of their last five games. The Edmonton Eskimos have won five of their last six home games. Mike Reilly is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 5,242 yards, 29 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 16 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 2,409 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 55 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 100.2 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 951 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 26.3 points and 371.1 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 91 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has nine sacks and Forrest Hightower has three interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eskimos are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games in November, 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Eskimos last 5 games overall and the under is 4-1 in Blue Bombers last 5 games overall.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are gearing up for a playoff run and are likely going to rest some guys, while the Edmonton Eskimos are bounced from playoff contention and simply looking for a nice win to end the season with. The problem is Winnipeg has beaten Edmonton in five of the last eight meetings and is playing head and shoulders better football. I'm not laying chalk with an Edmonton team that's won just two games since the middle of August and hasn't covered games during these losses. Give me the points.