Stampeders vs. Eskimos Prediction: CFL Week 13 Point Spread, Odds
September 07, 2019, 7:00 PM ET | Commonwealth Stadium
Edmonton sits a half-game back of the rival Stampeders following Monday’s 25-9 setback in Calgary – and with just two games separating the first-place Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the fourth-place Eskimos, every game from here on out takes on added importance.
CFL Odds and BettingEdmonton comes in as a modest favourite despite having lost both prior meetings with Calgary while scoring just 27 total points in those contests. But both of those games were at McMahon Stadium – and the Stampeders have successfully covered just one of their previous six trips to Edmonton. That said, Calgary comes in with a four-game cover streak against divisional foes, while the Eskimos are just 1-4 ATS in their past four vs. West Division opponents.
This game carries the lowest total of Week 13 at 47; it opened at 49, but given how these two teams have slogged it out in their previous two meetings (38 points per game average), it’s no surprise that the public jumped on the under. But the trend has since reversed, at least on Sports Interaction; 60 percent of bettors are leaning toward the O47. That said, the under has converted in five of the past seven head-to-head meetings overall.
It didn’t take long for Bo Levi Mitchell to shake off the rust of more than two months of inactivity – and that could spell more bad news for the Eskimos this weekend. Mitchell, who suffered a shoulder injury in late June, threw for 263 yards and a touchdown in his first game back, and looked comfortable in doing so. The 29-year-old, who has two 5,000-yard passing seasons on his CFL resume, moved into 19th place on the league’s all-time passing list.
The Eskimos might be above .500, but they have yet to beat any of the three teams ahead of them in the West Division standings – and the Labour Day loss is a major concern, with the visitors managing just over 200 yards of total offence and zero touchdowns. Edmonton has also been a major letdown in the eyes of the betting public, which has seen the Eskimos fail to cover in each of their previous four games against teams with winning records.
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