Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
October 8, 2021 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Elks +10 / Winnipeg Blue Bombers -10
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The Edmonton Elks and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Friday in week 10 CFL action at IG Field. The Edmonton Elks need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for another win to build on their impressive 7-1 record.
The Edmonton Elks have lost eight of their last 11 games overall. Trevor Harris is completing 74.1 percent of his passes for 1,481 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Greg Ellingson and Derel Walker have combined for 878 receiving yards and one touchdown while Mike Jones has 21 receptions. The Edmonton Elks ground game is averaging 109.9 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 588 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 26.4 points and 303.7 yards per game. Trumaine Washington leads the Edmonton Elks with 30 tackles, Jake Ceresna has three sacks and Aaron Grymes has four pass deflections.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won 11 of their last 12 games overall. Zach Collaros is completing 72.4 percent of his passes for 2,148 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. Kenny Lawler and Nic Demski have combined for 1,136 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Rasheed Bailey has 30 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 95.6 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 434 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 13.4 points and 342.1 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 44 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has seven sacks and Deatrick Nichols has three interceptions.
The Elks are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 home games and 46-22-1 ATS in their last 69 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Elks last 4 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Blue Bombers last 10 games overall. The Elks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Edmonton Elks are better than their record indicates, as the defense has been solid and the offense moves the ball. However, the Elks somehow can’t win or cover numbers. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are on the opposite side, as they continue to pile up the wins and covers. The Blue Bombers already beat the Elks this season on the road by 15 points. It feels like two teams heading in different directions. I can only side with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers here.