Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Ottawa Redblacks Week 17 CFL Picks & Predictions 10/5/2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
TD Place Stadium
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers travel to TD Place Stadium to take on the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday, October 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ottawa as -2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.
The Blue Bombers have an ATS record of 7-6-1 this season while their over/under record is 9-5. The Redblacks have an over/under record of 5-8 and they are 6-7 against the spread.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be going on the road to take on the Ottawa Redblacks on Friday night in a game that will feature two of the top defensive teams in the CFL. Winnipeg has had the much better offense of these two teams this year, so they are the slight favorites despite being away from home. When these two teams squared off back in Week 10, Ottawa put on a dominant performance and were able to come away with a 44-21 road win over the Blue Bombers.
Valuable Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 9-5 against the over/under
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 7-6-1 against the spread
Important Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Ottawa Redblacks are 5-8 against the over/under
The Ottawa Redblacks are 6-7 against the spread
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
09/24/18 RB Andrew Harris Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Edmonton Eskimos
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
09/22/18 QB Trevor Harris Knee left game is questionable to return
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Stats
The Blue Bombers continue to have the best offensive unit in the league while also playing very well on the defensive side of the ball. On offense they rank first in scoring with 30.4 points per game and they also have the top rushing attack with 1,788 total yards on the ground. Their defense is third-best in points allowed at 23.8 points per game, they are fourth in sacks with 33, and they lead the CFL in interceptions with 17.
Blue Bombers three-time All-Star running back Andrew Harris has been one of the top running backs in the league again this year by rushing for 1,101 yards with eight touchdowns while also scoring three more times through the air. Quarterback Matt Nichols has completed 63.3 percent of his passes so far this season for 2,368 yards and 12 touchdowns, though he has also been picked off 13 times. The team's top receiver has been Darvin Adams, who has caught 46 passes for 758 yards and seven touchdowns.
Winnipeg linebacker Adam Bighill is currently third in the league in tackles with 84 and he has also been able to come up with one sack and two interceptions. Defensive back Kevin Fogg has also been very good for the Blue Bombers' defense by coming up with a team-high four interceptions and also forcing two fumbles. The team's sack leader is defensive lineman Craig Roh with seven.
Ottawa Redblacks Stats
Ottawa has been pretty inconsistent on the offensive side of the ball through 13 games, but they have made up for that by having one of the top defenses in the league. They are ranked in the bottom half of the league in scoring thanks to a poor rushing attack, though they are currently fourth-best in passing yards per game. Their defense has only given up 22.5 points per game so far this season and they lead the CFL in pass knockdowns with 44.
Ottawa running back William Powell has had a great year so far, leading the CFL in rushing with 1,141 yards and also scoring six times on the ground. Redblacks kicker Lewis Ward, who was named CFL Top Performers of the Week for Week 15, has been able to make 40 of his 41 kicks this season and he is also averaging 48.2 yards per punt. Star wide receiver Brad Sinopoli has been able to catch 85 of the 115 passes thrown his way for 1,069 yards and four touchdowns.
Defensive lineman A.C. Leonard has been one of the Redblacks top defensive standouts by coming away with 37 total tackles and five sacks. Third-year defensive back Jonathan Rose has 32 total tackles and he leads the team in interceptions with five.
Who will win tonight's Blue Bombers/Redblacks CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Bombers +2.5
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