Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Elks
October 15, 2021 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Elks +12 / Winnipeg Blue Bombers -12
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Elks meet Friday in week 11 CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Edmonton Elks need a win to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won 12 of their last 13 games overall. Zach Collaros is completing 71 percent of his passes for 2,355 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. Kenny Lawler and Nic Demski have combined for 1,215 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, while Rasheed Bailey has 34 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 106.6 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 584 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 12.2 points and 325.9 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 49 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has six sacks and Deatrick Nichols has three interceptions.
The Edmonton Elks have lost nine of their last 12 games overall. Trevor Harris is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 1,568 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Greg Ellingson and Derel Walker have combined for 942 receiving yards and one touchdown, while Mike Jones has 24 receptions. The Edmonton Elks ground game is averaging 103.9 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 631 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 26.9 points and 315.9 yards per game. Nyles Morgan leads the Edmonton Elks with 36 tackles, Jake Ceresna has three sacks and Trumaine Washington has two interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 47-22-1 ATS in their last 70 games overall. The Elks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Blue Bombers last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Elks last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Edmonton and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been a buzz saw all season long, flexing their muscle as the best team in the league, and they’ve had great success both SU and ATS. The Blue Bombers also just beat the snot out of the Elks last week. However, it’s not easy to beat up on the same team back-to-back weeks, and I keep saying the Elks are better than their record. The Elks have one of the better offenses in the league and a defense that’s first in total defense and first in passing defense. At home, I lean toward the boatload of points.