Calgary Stampeders (9-1) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (6-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 8, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Edmonton Eskimos +3 -- Over/Under: 53
The Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos meet Saturday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Calgary Stampeders look to keep the ball rolling to build on their incredible 9-1 record. The Calgary Stampeders have won three of their last four road games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 2,869 yards, 21 touchdowns and five interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 16 games. Kamar Jorden and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 1,578 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Eric Rogers has 21 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 104.9 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 603 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 17.2 points and 302 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 66 tackles, Micah Johnson has six sacks and Brandon Smith has two interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos could use a strong bounce back victory after losing three of their last four games. The Edmonton Eskimos have won four straight home games. Mike Reilly is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 3,546 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 1,938 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 42 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 101.1 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 681 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 24.5 points and 370.7 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 59 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has five sacks and Forrest Hightower has two interceptions.
The Stampeders are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in September, 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. West. The Eskimos are 6-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. West. The Stampeders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Calgary Stampeders have been a covering machine over the years and are a team I look to blindly back due to their crazy trends. However, Calagry has kind of cooled off recently against the number, especially on the road. The Edmonton Eskimos have also played their best ball by far at home this season and should feel confident after taking Calgary down to the wire last week. The Eskimos went toe-to-toe with the Stampeders and probably win that game if the offense was able to finish drives in the second half. I'll take a shot with Edmonton and the free points.