Edmonton Eskimos vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction
The Ottawa Redblacks and Edmonton Eskimos meet Friday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Ottawa Redblacks could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Ottawa Redblacks have won two of their last three road games. Dominique Davis is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,296 yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions. Davis has seven touchdown passes and 10 interceptions in his last 229 pass attempts. Dominique Rhymes and RJ Harris have combined for 644 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Brad Sinopoli has 29 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 93 yards per contest, and John Crockett leads the way with 305 yards and on 57 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 29.9 points and 422.3 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 45 tackles, Avery Ellis has four sacks and Jonathan Rose has one interception.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for a victory here after splitting their last six games. The Edmonton Eskimos have won all three home games this season. Trevor Harris is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 2,304 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Harris has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Ricky Collins and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,072 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 30 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 95.7 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 475 yards on 95 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 18 points and 259.3 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 32 tackles, Mike Moore has six sacks and Tyquwan Glass has two interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 27-11 ATS in their last 38 road games. The Eskimos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in August and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Eskimos last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in RedBlacks last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
The Ottawa Redblacks have been road covering machines for the last three years, and they did it again last week against Montreal where they won outright as six-point underdogs. The Edmonton Eskimos are hit or miss both SU and ATS this season, but they win at home by an average of 16.3 points. I can make a strong case for either side in this contest, so I'm just going to side with the over based on how explosive the Eskimos are at home, they can get us close to this number by themselves if everything goes well. You take the Redblacks offense on the road and the Eskimos offense at home, and you end up with an average of 53.3 points.