The Edmonton Eskimos (6-5) and Calgary Stampeders (6-4) meet on Saturday evening in CFL action at the Commonwealth Stadium.
It’s a quick turnaround for these two teams, who only last faced each other in the Labour Day Classic at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, where the Stampeders claimed a convincing 25-9 win to stay in the hunt for the West Division title.
In Monday’s game, Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell returned to the lineup for the first time since he was sidelined with a pectoral issue on June 29 and threw for 263 yards. His 24-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Begelton to start the fourth quarter helped Calgary to clinch the regular-season series against Edmonton.
For the Eskimos, quarterback Trevor Harris went 27-for-35 in passing for 216 yards in Monday’s loss. He was intercepted once and sacked twice.
Harris is completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 3,697 yards for the Eskimos, while for the Stampeders, Mitchell has completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 790 yards. Mitchell’s backup, Nick Arbuckle, has completed 73.4 percent of his passes for 2,103 yards.
Edmonton Eskimos vs Calgary Stampeders Betting Lines & Prediction
In the CFL betting lines for this game, the Point Spread has the Eskimos -1.0 at odds of -110 (1.91) at Sports Interaction, with the top betting line on the Stampeders +1.0 also at -110 (1.91) also with Sports Interaction.
With the Stampeders now having Grey Cup MVP Mitchell fit and back in action, our CFL predictions for this game probably swing in favour of Calgary and they are main betting pick on the Point Spread on that basis.
CFL Prediction: Point Spread – Calgary Stampeders +1.0 @ -110 (1.91) with Sports Interaction