Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders 8/25/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
August 25, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -6.5 / Calgary Stampeders +6.5
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The Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday in week 12 CFL action at IG Field. The Calgary Stampeders look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to build on their 9-1 record.

The Calgary Stampeders have won 9 of their last 12 regular season games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,010 yards, 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Malik Henry and Reggie Begelton have combined for 963 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Kamar Jorden has 38 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 108.6 yards per contest, and Ka’Deem Carey leads the way with 471 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 23.3 points and 382.8 yards per game. Cameron Judge leads the Calgary Stampeders with 46 tackles, Shawn Lemon has 6 sacks and Titus Wall has 3 interceptions.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won 17 of their last 20 regular season games. Zach Collaros is completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 2,455 yards, 18 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Dalton Schoen and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,270 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while Drew Wolitarsky has 27 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 101.4 yards per contest, and Brady Oliveira leads the way with 544 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 18.2 points and 347.3 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 40 tackles, Willie Jefferson has 4 sacks and Nicholas Taylor has 3 interceptions.

The Stampeders are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 18-7 ATS in their last 25 home games and 37-18 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Stampeders last 10 games overall. The under is 19-7 in Blue Bombers last 26 home games. The Stampeders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have already beaten Calgary twice this season, and now they have an extra week to prepare for this contest. The Calgary Stampeders are a tough team to turn down in the underdog role given their consistency over the years, and they have the top rushing attack in the league this season. However, the Stamps have been hit or miss over the last month and their defense is a concern. The Blue Bombers got whatever they wanted offensively in two meetings against Calgary this year. The extra week makes it hard for me to bet against the Blue Bombers. Give me the home team by a touchdown.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Winnipeg Blue Bombers -6.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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