Edmonton Eskimos at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
|Date & Time||Thursday June 27, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 59
TSN, RDS, ESPN2
The Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday in CFL action at IG Field.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for another victory to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost their last six road games. Trevor Harris is completing 77 percent of his passes for 741 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Harris has three or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Greg Ellingson and Ricky Collins have combined for 426 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has nine receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 138 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 265 yards on 43 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 24 points and 263.5 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Edmonton Eskimos with nine tackles, Mike Moore has two sacks and Anthony Orange has one interception.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a quick 2-0 start and are fresh of a bye week. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won their last three home games. Matt Nichols is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 184 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Darvin Adams and Drew Wolitarsky have combined for 116 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Andrew Harris has five receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 170 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 148 yards on 16 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 23 points and 328 yards per game. Chandler Fenner leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with six tackles, Drake Nevis has one sack and Jeff Hecht has two interceptions.
The Eskimos are 9-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. West and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games in June. The Blue Bombers are 20-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Winnipeg and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Blue Bombers last 7 vs. West. The over is 4-0 in Eskimos last 4 games overall.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won five of the last eight meetings against the Eskimos and have had an extra week to prepare for this contest as well. I mentioned opening week that the Blue Bombers were a team I was very high on entering the season, and they did nothing in their season opener to change that. The Eskimos are off to a very strong start to the season wit ha highly explosive offense, and getting them with free points is attractive. However, I think this can be a special season for the Blue Bombers and with an extra week to prepare, I'm willing to lay the reasonable chalk.