Edmonton Eskimos vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/5/16
Stampeders vs. Eskimos
CFL Football: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Stampeders -6.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders play Monday afternoon at McMahon Stadium on TSN.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for consistency after splitting their last six games. Mike Reilly is completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 3,096 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Reilly has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker have combined for more than 1,800 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Cory Watson has 35 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 85.1 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 354 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 27.8 points and 400.8 yards per game. Deon Lacy leads the Eskimos with 54 tackles, Almondo Sewell has seven sacks and J.C. Sherritt has three interceptions.
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The Calgary Stampeders look to keep rolling and build on their six-game winning streak. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 2,857 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Mitchell has three touchdowns in his last three games. Marquay McDaniel and Anthony Parker have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Bakari Grant has 24 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 88.1 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 542 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 20.6 points and 388.9 yards per game. Deron Mayo leads the Stampeders with 48 tackles, Charleston Hughes has seven sacks and Tommie Campbell has two interceptions.
The Eskimos are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games. The Stampeders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eskimos are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 meetings.
The Calgary Stampeders continue to prove they're the best team in the CFL and they've beaten the Eskimos in seven of the last 10 meetings. Calgary is also covering its games during its winning stretch. If it's not broken don't fix it. Give me the home team and the chalk.