Calgary Stampeders at Ottawa Redblacks Week 5 CFL Picks & Predictions 7/12/2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
TD Place Stadium
TD Place Stadium is the site of the game between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Calgary as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54.5.
The Redblacks have an over/under record of 1-2 and they are 2-1 against the spread this year. The Stampeders have an ATS record of 3-0 while their over/under record is 0-3.
On Thursday night, the Calgary Stampeders will go on the road and try to keep their hot start to the season going. Both teams are currently at the top of their respective divisions, with the Stampeders having one of the best defenses in the league and the Redblacks doing it by being near the middle of the rankings in most statistical categories. This should end up being a very low-scoring and close game, regardless of who ends up coming out on top.
Valuable Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
The Calgary Stampeders are 0-3 against the over/under
The Calgary Stampeders are 3-0 against the spread
Important Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Ottawa Redblacks are 1-2 against the over/under
The Ottawa Redblacks are 2-1 against the spread
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Calgary Stampeders Stats
Even though Calgary is known mostly for its defense right now, its offense has been pretty solid as well. The Stampeders are currently fifth in the league in scoring with 93 points and they have done a great job of taking caring of the ball, ranking second in the league in possession time. Their defense, though, has been the talk of the CFL this season after only giving up a total of 35 points through their first three games of the year.
Veteran quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has been great for Calgary through three games, throwing for 872 yards with six touchdowns while completing 60 percent of his passes. Mitchell's top target has been Eric Rogers, who has 11 receptions for 201 yards with three touchdowns. Rookie running back Don Jackson is currently third in the league with 294 rushing yards and he has scored two touchdowns.
Calgary's top ball hawk has once again been linebacker Alex Singleton, who currently has 19 total tackles to go along with a forced fumble. Veteran defensive back has eight tackles, one interception and one sack to start the season, while defensive lineman Ja'Gared Davis has 10 tackles and leads the team in sacks with two.
Ottawa Redblacks Stats
The Redblacks are currently in the middle of the league in scoring with 82 points, but they are near the top of the league in both passing yards and passing touchdowns. They have struggled a bit running the ball, though, picking up a total of 376 rushing yards through their first three games. Their defense hasn't been quite as good as Calgary's, but they've only given up 59 points so far and they have four interceptions, four forced fumbles, and 11 pass knockdowns.
Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris has had a good start to the year in his seventh campaign, throwing for 822 yards with five touchdown passes and just two picks. Harris has been spreading the ball around through his team's first three games, with Brad Sinopoli picking up 21 catches for 262 yards and a score, and Greg Ellingson catching 19 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown.
Second-year defensive lineman Michael Wakefield has been the team's top impact player on the defensive side of the ball, taking down the quarterback three times in just three games. Defensive back Rico Murray is already has more interceptions (2) than he did the last three years for the team, while fellow DB Antoine Pruneau leads the Redblacks in total tackles with 14.
Who will win tonight's Stampeders/Redblacks CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Stampeders -3
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