Ottawa Redblacks (12-6) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (14-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 29, 2015, 5:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -7 -- Over/Under: 50.5
TSN, RDS, ESPN2
The Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa Redblacks meet Sunday afternoon at Investors Group Field for the Grey Cup.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for their 14th Grey Cup and first since 2005. Mike Reilly is completing 65 percent of his passes for 2,449 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Reilly has nine touchdown passes in his last three games. Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker have combined for 2,414 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 47 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 104.1 yards per contest, and Shakir Bell leads the way with 633 yards on 113 carries. Defensively, the Edmonton Eskimos are allowing 19.6 points and 329.6 yards per game. Dexter McCoil leads Edmonton with 76 tackles, John Ojo has five interceptions and Odell Willis has nine sacks.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for their first Grey Cup victory after being founded in 2010. Henry Burris is completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 5,703 yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Burris has seven touchdown passes in his last two games. Chris Williams and Greg Ellingson have combined for 2,285 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Ernest Jackson has 84 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 85.9 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 448 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, the Ottawa Redblacks are allowing 25.4 points and 329.9 yards per game. Damaso Munoz leads the Redblacks with 74 tackles, Abdul Kanneh has six interceptions and Justin Capicciotti has 12 sacks.
The RedBlacks are 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eskimos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff home games and 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games overall.
A touchdown is a lot to lay in a championship game, especially when Ottawa has an experienced quarterback and the Redblacks can throw the ball as well as any team in the league. I see this game being compeitive like a lot of Grey Cups in the past, and the touchdown should come in handy.