The Edmonton Eskimos meet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at the Commonwealth Stadium in CFL action on Friday night.
Both of these teams come into this game in good form. The Eskimos have won four of their last six games, while the Blue Bombers will be looking to build on their impressive 7-2 start to the season with another win on the road here.
Edmonton Eskimos Stats
For the Eskimos, quarterback Trevor Harris has completed 72 percent of his passes for 3,051 yards, 13 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Harris has completed three or more touchdown passes in half of his last 12 games. Ricky Collins and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,431 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, while Kenny Stafford has 30 receptions to date.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Stats
For the Blue Bombers, QB Matt Nichols has completed 71.3 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 14 games. Lucky Whitehead and Andrew Harris have combined for 682 receiving yards and five touchdowns, while Nic Demski has 22 receptions.
Eskimos vs Blue Bombers Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of CFL predictions for this game, the key factor could be the absence of the Blue Bombers’ starting QB Nichols from this game with an arm injury. That looks to be a significant problem for Winnipeg to overcome against strong opposition who win at home by an average of 13.2 points and is enough to make the Edmonton Eskimos the betting tip to win in this game.
On the Moneyline with Sports Interaction, the Eskimos are –248 (1.40), with the Blue Bombers available at betting odds of +206 (3.06).
We’ll take the Eskimos on the Point Spread at -7.0 with Sports Interaction at -101 (1.99) though, with the Blue Bombers +7.0 on offer at -119 (1.84).
CFL Prediction: Point Spread – Edmonton Eskimos -7.0 @ -101 (1.99) with Sports Interaction