Ottawa Redblacks at Calgary Stampeders Grey Cup CFL Picks & Predictions 11/25/2018
Sunday, November 25,2018
The Ottawa Redblacks travel to Commonwealth Stadium to take on the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday, November 25,2018 in the Grey Cup Final. The opening line for this game has Calgary as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 55.
The Redblacks have an ATS record of 10-9 this season while their over/under record is 8-11. The Stampeders have an over/under record of 7-12 and they are 10-9 against the spread.
On Sunday night, the Ottawa Redblacks will be taking on the Calgary Stampeders in the 106th Grey Cup in a game that will feature two of the best defensive teams in the league. Ottawa was able to make it to the Grey Cup thanks to their 46-27 trouncing of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Final while the Stampeders were able to hold on for a 22-14 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Western Final. Calgary is the slight favorites in this one after they were able to defeat the Redblacks in both of their meetings during the regular season.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Ottawa Redblacks are 8-11 against the over/under
The Ottawa Redblacks are 10-9 against the spread
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
The Calgary Stampeders are 7-12 against the over/under
The Calgary Stampeders are 10-9 against the spread
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ottawa Redblacks Stats
Ottawa played an excellent all-around game against Hamilton to punch their ticket to the Grey Cup. They put up 457 yards of offense, including 367 yards through the air, and they only committed one turnover in the game. Their defense was also solid, picking off Hamilton quarterback Jeremiah Masoli three times and knocking down three key passes.
Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris, who threw for six touchdowns in that Eastern Final game, will be counted on again to put up big numbers if Ottawa wants to win this game. The team will also rely heavily on All-Star running back William Powell, who rushed for 1,362 yards during the regular season while averaging 5.4 yards per carry. The top receiving threat for the Redblacks will be Brad Sinopoli, who caught 116 passes for 1,376 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season.
On defense the Redblacks will be counting on defensive end A.C. Leonard to have a big game after he was able to come up with 50 total tackles, six sacks, and three forced fumbles during the regular season. They also have one of the best defensive back pairings in the league in Derico Murray and Jonathan Rose, who both came up with five interceptions this season.
Calgary Stampeders Stats
Calgary was able to make it to their third consecutive Grey Cup by controlling possession and playing stout defense against Winnipeg last week. They only gave up a total of 262 yards in that game while also forcing 10 penalties and coming up with three team sacks. The offense wasn't as strong, but they did a good job of limiting penalties and they only had one turnover in the win.
The Stampeders will be led by All-Star quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who was excellent during the regular season by throwing for 35 touchdowns and only getting picked off 14 times. Another player to watch in this game will be wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, who caught 50 passes during the regular season for 747 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns.
The two top stars on the Calgary defense are linebacker Alex Singleton and defensive tackle Micah Johnson. Singleton made the All-Star team thanks to having the most tackles in the league (123) and he also forced two fumbles. Johnson was one of the top pass rushers in the CFL, finishing second in the league in sacks with 14 while also coming up with one interception.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Redblacks +6.5
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