Calgary Stampeders vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/8/16
Redblacks vs. Stampeders
CFL Football: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Place Stadium)
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The Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks play Friday night at TD Place Stadium.
The Calgary Stampeders look for a big road victory after a 1-1 start to the season. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 542 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mitchell has six touchdown pases in his last three games. Marquay McDaniel and Joe West have combined for 243 receiving yards and one touchdown while Kamar Jorden has six receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 128.5 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 153 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 21 points and 374 yards per game. Brandon Smith leads the Stampeders with 14 tackles, Quinn Smith has two sacks and Jamar Wall has two pass deflections.
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The Ottawa Redblacks look to keep rolling after a strong 2-0 start to the season. Trevor Harris is completing 82.2 percent of his passes for 687 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Harris has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Chris Williams and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 552 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Greg Ellingson has seven receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 100 yards per contest, and Travon Van leads the way with 133 yards on 24 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 25 points and 391 yards per game. Forrest Hightower leads the Redblacks with 11 tackles, Arnaud Gascon-Nadon has one sack and Abdul Kanneh has one interception.
The Stampeders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in July and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The RedBlacks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Ottawa Redblacks are flying out of the gate and getting terrific play from the offense. We're talking about an offense that's averaging nearly 570 yards of offense in the first two games. Not sure Calgary can keep up with that type of production. In a pick em, I have to side with the home team.