Ottawa Redblacks vs Edmonton Elks
August 27, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Elks -3 / Ottawa Redblacks +3
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The Ottawa Redblacks and Edmonton Elks meet Saturday in week 12 CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium. The Ottawa Redblacks look to rebound from a 1-8 record. The Edmonton Elks need a win after losing 4 of their last 6 games.
The Ottawa Redblacks have lost 14 of their last 16 regular season games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,083 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Jaelon Acklin and Darvin Adams have combined for 1,242 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Nathaniel Behar has 38 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 91.6 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 296 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 25 points and 378 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 46 tackles, Lorenzo Mauldin has 8 sacks and Monshadrik Hunter has 3 interceptions.
The Edmonton Elks have lost 15 of their last 19 regular season games. Taylor Cornelius is completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 1,100 yards, 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Kenny Lawler and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 1,159 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Derel Walker has 33 receptions. The Edmonton Elks ground game is averaging 86.2 yards per contest, and Cornelius leads the way with 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 33.6 points and 379.9 yards per game. Ed Gainey leads the Edmonton Elks with 31 tackles, Jake Ceresna has 4 sacks and Brady Sheldon has 1 interception.
The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-24 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Elks are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 home games. The under is 12-3 in RedBlacks last 15 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Elks last 8 games overall. The RedBlacks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Edmonton and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Ottawa Redblacks are below average on both sides of the ball in every category, so it’s no surprise they continue to pile up the losses. The Edmonton Elks aren’t much better, but they did just beat Ottawa by 18 points on the road last week. Edmonton’s secondary is also the second best in the league, which is the one thing either of these teams does well. Considering how last week played out, I’ll lay the field goal with the Elks at home.