Blue Bombers vs. Eskimos
CFL Football: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)
the Line Blue Bombers +3 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday night at Investors Group Field.
The Edmonton Eskimos look to get a game above a .500 record after a slow 1-1 start. Mike Reilly is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 761 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Reilly has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker have combined for 447 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Cory Watson has eight receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 86.5 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 139 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 40.5 points and 490.5 yards per game. Cord Parks leads the Eskimos with 13 tackles, Marcus Howard has one sack and Odell Willis has one interception.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for another win after a shaky 1-2 start to the season. Drew Willy is completing 74.2 percent of his passes for 940 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Willy hasn’t thrown a pick in his last two games. Darvin Adams and Jace Davis have combined for 440 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 21 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 74.3 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 156 yards on 34 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 27.3 points and 460 yards per game. Ian Wild leads the Blue Bombers with 21 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has one sack and Maurice Leggett has two interceptions.
The Eskimos are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in July. The Blue Bombers are 8-17-3 ATS in their last 28 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. West. The Eskimos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Winnipeg and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings overall.
Edmonton has beaten Winnipeg in six straight meetings, which likely plays into the spread. However, the Eskimos have been getting torched on the defensive side of the ball the first couple of games. I'll take my chances with the home team and the free field goal.