Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Elks
July 22, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Elks +7.5 / Winnipeg Blue Bombers -7.5
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Elks meet Thursday in week 7 CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to build on their ridiculous 6-0 start to the season. The Edmonton Elks look for a win to rebound from a 2-4 start.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won 14 of their last 16 regular season games. Zach Collaros is completing 72.1 percent of his passes for 1,536 yards, 9 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Greg Ellingson and Dalton Schoen have combined for 875 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Drew Wolitarsky has 14 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 83 yards per contest, and Brady Oliveira leads the way with 196 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 17.3 points and 366 yards per game. Nicholas Taylor leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 23 tackles, Willie Jefferson has 3 sacks and Demerio Houston has 2 interceptions.
The Edmonton Elks have lost 12 of their last 15 regular season games. Nick Arbuckle is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 892 yards, 2 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Kenny Lawler and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 692 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Derel Walker has 22 receptions. The Edmonton Elks ground game is averaging 77.2 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 124 yards on 28 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 36.7 points and 405 yards per game. Scott Hutter leads the Edmonton Elks with 22 tackles, Thomas Costigan has 2 sacks and Brady Sheldon has 1 interception.
The Blue Bombers are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 Friday games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 vs. West. The Elks are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in July. The under is 16-7-1 in Blue Bombers last 24 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Elks last 4 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Edmonton and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
I love my home dogs as much as the next guy, and we’re getting a little over a free touchdown with the Edmonton Elks here. However, the Elks haven’t done much of anything right up to this point, and their 2 wins have come against teams with a combined 2-8 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are flexing their money as possibly the best team in the league, and they’re led by a defense that’s first in scoring defense and second in rush defense. The Blue Bombers have also covered 4 of their last 5 games, so they’re cashing tickets on top of leading the standings outright. Until the hot hand runs cold, I have to keep riding with the Blue Bombers.