Edmonton Eskimos (7-5) vs. Ottawa Redblacks (7-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 22, 2018, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks +3 -- Over/Under: 54
The Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa Redblacks meet Saturday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for another strong victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost each of their last three road games. Mike Reilly is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,943 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 2,110 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 47 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 99.8 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 681 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 26 points and 389.1 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 62 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has five sacks and Forrest Hightower has three interceptions.
The Ottawa Redblacks could use a victory here after splitting their last six games. The Ottawa Redblacks have won three of their last five home games. Trevor Harris is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 3,555 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 16 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,741 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 59 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 95 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 994 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 23.2 points and 354.7 yards per game. Antoine Pruneau leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 47 tackles, A.C. Leonard has five sacks and Jonathan Rose has five interceptions.
The Eskimos are 7-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The RedBlacks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Both of these teams have been in a lot of close games, so I want the points in my pocket. The Edmonton Eskimos haven't won a road game since July 26 and have a defense that's allowing 515 yards in their last three games. The Ottawa Redblacks have spent a ton of time this season on the road and finally get a big home game that they can use to create some separation in the East. Given that both of these teams have played a ton of games that have been close, I want points in my pocket, especailly with the home team.