Eskimos vs. RedBlacks Prediction: CFL Week 16 Point Spread, Odds
September 28, 2019, 4:00 PM ET | TD Place Stadium
Despite their poor records, this is a very important game in the standings for the Eskimos and Redblacks. Currently the Eskimos hold the cross-over position over the Redblacks by six points – a win for Edmonton would cement that position, a win for Ottawa would make it an interesting race heading to the final month of the CFL season.
CFL Odds and BettingThe Eskimos enter this game with a 6-7 record; they are also 4-9 against the spread. The Bombers are 3-10 straight up and 4-9 ATS this season.
This is the second and final regular season game played between these two teams. Back on August 9, the Eskimos won a messy 16-12 game in Edmonton.
The Eskimos have a 2-4 road record this season, and are 2-7 ATS in the last nine games on the road.
Of note, these two teams have gone under the number in five consecutive games, and the under is also 5-1 in the last six games played in Ottawa between these two teams.
The Eskimos enter this game on a four-game losing streak and have lived up to that “losing” label as of late. In the four games they have allowed 122 points against for an average of 30.5 points per game, this from a defence that earlier in the season was said to be among the best. In fact in a five week stretch over the summer, the team only allowed 46 points against, for an average of 9.2 points against. Times have changed.
On offence, the team has scored an average of 20.3 points per game and are hoping to have their starting Quarterback back and healthy once again. Trevor Harris was put on the one-game IR last week, and the team is hoping he’ll be ready for this contest against his former team. Harris still leads the league in passing with 3706 yards, and is tied for second in passing touchdowns with 15.
Running back CJ Gable is second among all CFL backs with 860 yards, but hasn’t rushed for over 76 yards in a game since August 9, ironically against the Ottawa Redblacks. That game back in early August was his second-best rushing game of the season.
The Redblacks are the coldest team, by far, in the CFL. Entering this game with the Eskimos, the Redblacks have lost six games in a row, and haven’t won a game since August 2 (Montreal 30-27).
The six games have been disastrous on both sides of the ball. In six games, Ottawa has scored just 66 points, for an average of 11 points per game. Defensively, it’s not much better, with 192 points allowed, for an average of 32 points per game.
At 3-10, they have the second worst record in the league. In four of those losses the team has scored seven points or less. There -176 point differential is last in the league. They are 1-6 on home turf, which is also the worst mark in the league.
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