Ottawa Redblacks vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/29/17
Stampeders (0-0-1) vs. Redblacks (0-0-1)
CFL Football: Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Redblacks -7 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS
The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders meet Thursday in CFL action at the McMahon Stadium.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for a rebound performance after settling for a tie week one in a game they probably should have won. The Ottawa Redblacks have split their last six road games. Trevor Harris is completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 300 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Harris has 19 touchdown passes in his last 13 games played. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 154 receiving yards on 16 receptions while Joshua Stangby has five receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 116 yards per contest, and Brendan Gillanders leads the way with 80 yards and on 12 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 31 points and 441 yards per game. Taylor Reed leads the Ottawa Redblacks with eight tackles, Imoan Claiborne has two pass deflections and Antoine Pruneau has seven tackles.
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The Calgary Stampeders look for a victory here after taking a generous tie in week one. The Calgary Stampeders haven’t lost a home game since October of 2015. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 376 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Levi Mitchell has 34 touchdown passes in his last 18 games played. Marquay McDaniel and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 204 receiving yards on 14 catches while Kamar Jorden has five receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 65 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 65 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 31 points and 416 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with nine tackles, Ciante Evans has five tackles and Patrick Levels has two pass deflections.
The RedBlacks are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Stampeders are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games as a home favorite and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The over is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Neither one of these defenses could stop the offense last week, as they both scored 31 points. The over is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings between these two clubs, and the last six games have produced at least a combined 51 points. While the defense should be a little bit more settled in with a game under its belt and the fact these two clubs just played, but there's enough points to go around in this contest and the past matchups indicate it will be a high-scoring contest. I'll take a stab with the over in this game to avoid the spread of seven points.