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Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/2/19

Game
Edmonton Eskimos at Calgary Stampeders
Date & Time Monday September 2, 2019, 4:30 PM (EDT)
Location
McMahon Stadium
Calgary, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Calgary Stampeders -2.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5
TV Channel
TSN
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The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders meet Monday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.

The Edmonton Eskimos look for a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost three of their last five road games. Trevor Harris is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 3,481 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Harris has three or more touchdown passes in six of his last 13 games. Ricky Collins and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,470 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 30 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 97.2 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 720 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 19.8 points and 281.8 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 44 tackles, Mike Moore has six sacks and Tyquwan Glass has two interceptions.

The Calgary Stampeders are coming off a bye and have split their last six games. The Calgary Stampeders have won three of their last four home games. Nick Arbuckle is completing 73.4 percent of his passes for 2,103 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Arbuckle has 12 touchdown passes on 191 career completions. Reggie Begelton and Eric Rogers have combined for 1,154 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Markeith Ambles has 34 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 72.3 yards per contest, and Ka'Deem Carey leads the way with 204 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 24.4 points and 360.9 yards per game. Cory Greenwood leads the Calgary Stampeders with 69 tackles, Cordarro Law has six sacks and Tre Roberson has six interceptions.

The Eskimos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Stampeders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. West, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September. The Eskimos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Stampeders last 7 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Eskimos last 8 games overall.

The home team has won the last five meetings between Edmonton and Calgary, and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. The Edmonton Eskimos have had their hiccups on the road this season where three of their four losses have come, and Calgary has had an extra week to prepare for this contest. The Calgary Stampeders are just 1-4 ATS at home this season, but they win by an average of two points there and the extra rest is a big advantage in this rivalry. I'll lay the small chalk with the home team.

Pick:
Calgary Stampeders -2.5

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