Calgary Stampeders (7-2) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (6-3)
CFL Football: Monday September 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Calgary Stampeders -5.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders meet Monday at McMahon Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for a big road win to inch closer to the top spot in the West. Matt Nichols is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 1,488 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Nichols has zero touchdowns and three picks in his last two games. Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker have combined for close to 1,000 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has five touchdowns on 35 catches. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 99.9 yards per contest, and Shakir Bell leads the way with 359 yards on 64 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 18.3 points and 298 yards per game. Patrick Watkins leads the Eskimos with 35 tackles, John Ojo has four interceptions and Marcus Howard has six sacks.
The Calgary Stampeders look to build on their West lead and remain unbeaten at home. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,482 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mitchell has seven touchdowns and three picks in his last three games. Eric Rogers and Marquay McDaniel have combined for more than 1,300 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jeff Fuller has 30 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 95.8 yards per contest, and Jon Cornish leads the way with 325 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 21.1 points and 321.1 yards per game. Deron Mayo leads the Stampeders with 40 tackles, Jamar Wall has two interceptions and Charleston Hughes has six sacks.
The Eskimos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. West. The Stampeders are 9-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Eskimos are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Calgary has beaten Edmonton in its last 10 meetings, and the last meeting last season was blowout city. The Eskimos have proven they're an improved team this year and should compete in this game, but Calagary at home for the low chalk has to be the play based on the history and with the way the teams are playing now.