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Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/3/19

Game
Edmonton Eskimos at Calgary Stampeders
Date & Time Saturday August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
McMahon Stadium
Calgary, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Calgary Stampeders +1 -- Over/Under: 48
TV Channel
TSN
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The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders meet Saturday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.

The Edmonton Eskimos look for a statement win after splitting their last four games. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost two of their last three road games. Trevor Harris is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 1,931 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Harris has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last nine games. Ricky Collins and Greg Ellingson have combined for 934 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 26 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 448 yards on 87 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 17 points and 261.8 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 27 tackles, Mike Moore has four sacks and Anthony Orange has one interception.

The Calgary Stampeders look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Calgary Stampeders have won two of their last three home games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63 percent of his passes for 527 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Levi Mitchell and Nick Arbuckle have combined for 1,811 passing yards and eight touchdowns this season. Reggie Begelton and Eric Rogers have combined for 726 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Markeith Ambles has 26 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 72.8 yards per contest, and Ka'Deem Carey leads the way with 204 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 22.7 points and 332 yards per game. Cory Greenwood leads the Calgary Stampeders with 43 tackles, Cordarro Law has four sacks and Tre Roberson has five interceptions.

The Eskimos are 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Stampeders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Eskimos are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Stampeders last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Eskimos last 4 games overall.

The home team has won seven of the last nine meetings between Edmonton and Calgary, and while I keep saying the Stampeders aren't the same team from past years, they're still a good football team and has managed to win four of their last five games. The Edmonton Eskimos have taken a bit of a step back offensively in their last three games compared to their overall season numbers, and they've lost two of their last three road games. In a near pick em, I have to side with the Calgary Stampeders at home. 

Pick:
Calgary Stampeders +1

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