Edmonton Eskimos at Calgary Stampeders Week 12 CFL Picks & Predictions 9/3/2018
Monday, September 3, 2018
McMahon Stadium is the site of the game between the Calgary Stampeders and the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday, September 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Calgary as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.
The Stampeders have an over/under record of 3-6 and they are 6-3 against the spread this year. The Eskimos have an ATS record of 4-6 while their over/under record is 5-4-1.
This is a game that will feature the two top-ranked teams from the West Division. Fans should look forward to a very entertaining matchup as both teams are currently ranked in the top 3 in both total points and passing touchdowns. This will be the first of two consecutive matchups between these two teams.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Edmonton Eskimos are 5-4-1 against the over/under
The Edmonton Eskimos are 4-6 against the spread
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
The Calgary Stampeders are 3-6 against the over/under
The Calgary Stampeders are 6-3 against the spread
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Edmonton Eskimos Stats
Though they haven't looked so hot recently, on the season Edmonton has been one of the most consistent teams in the CFL. They have scored 285 points already, they're the top passing team in the league, and their defense has the most sacks with 24. They've also done a great job of taking care of the ball on offense, giving up just 19 turnovers through 10 games, which is the best mark in the league.
Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly, who has already been names Top Performer of the Week twice, has thrown for 3,296 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine picks for a fantastic 107.6 efficiency rating. Reilly has also been key for the Eskimos' ground game by rushing for 260 yards and a league-best eight rushing scores. Wide receiver D'haquille Williams has been the top wideouts in the league, catching 51 passes for 947 yards and seven scores. Fellow receiver Derel Walker has been just as good, picking up 51 catches for 875 yards and he leads the CFL with eight touchdown grabs.
Week in and week out, Edmonton linebacker J.C. Sherritt has played well, and he now has 53 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions. Defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng has been a great pass rusher for the team by coming up with five sacks to go along with his 11 tackles. Fourth-year defensive back Forrest Hightower has just nine tackles so far this season, but he is tied for the team lead in interceptions with two.
Calgary Stampeders Stats
By now everyone knows about the Stampeders' very tough defense. They have held teams to just 16.9 points per game, which easily makes them the best defensive unit in the league. The offense has been pretty good too, ranking near the top of the league in scoring, passing yards, passing touchdowns, and possession time.
Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has done a great job leading Calgary's offense this season, throwing for 2,614 yards with 20 touchdowns while only throwing five picks. Wide receiver Kamar Jorden has also had a great start to the season, catching 52 passes for a very impressive 895 yards with six scores. The team's top running threat has been Don Jackson, who now has 488 yards and two touchdowns and he has averaged 6.3 yards per carry.
Calgary linebacker Jameer Thurman has had a very good second season by picking up 53 total tackles, one sack, one interceptions, and one fumble recovery. Defensive lineman Micah Johnson has arguably been the best defensive player on the team, though, by taking down the quarterback five times, forcing three fumbles, and also coming away with one interception.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eskimos +6.5
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