Calgary Stampeders vs Ottawa Redblacks Week 7 CFL Betting Tips 7/25/2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
TD Place Stadium
Nick Arbuckle and the Calgary Stampeders (3-2, 2nd in the Western Conference) travel to TD Place Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the Ottawa Redblacks (2-3, 3rd in the Eastern Conference). Calgary opens this contest as 3.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 51.5.
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
07/10/19 QB Bo Levi Mitchell Pectoral is out indefinitely
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Calgary Stampeders come into this game with a record of 3-2 for the 2019 season. They are ranked 2nd in the Western Conference. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league averaging 30 points per contest, which puts them at 2nd in the West as well as 3rd in the CFL. As a unit, they are averaging 62.8 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the West, and they are currently ranked 3rd in the West for passing yards per contest with 270.4. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the West and 8th in the CFL with 1,666 yards, and yards per game of 333.2 which puts them at 4th in the West and 7th in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Stampeders have compiled a total of 8 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs which is 3rd in the West. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the West and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Stampeders have one of the middle tier defenses in the CFL giving up 24 points per contest, which puts them at 3rd in the West and 4th in the CFL. When talking about rushing yards, Calgary is giving up 89 yards per contest which puts them at 2nd in the West and 2nd in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.87 yards per carry which puts them at 1st in the West and 1st in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 445 rushing yards through 5 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Stampeders have allowed 1,253 yards over the course of 5 contests. This equates to an average of 250.6 yards per contest, which puts them at 3rd in the CFL and 2nd in the West. Opponents are completing 73.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.98 yards per try. They have allowed 6 passing TDs and 6 rushing TDs. Overall, they are giving up 339.6 yards per contest which puts them at 3rd in the West and 3rd overall. In looking at overall defense, they have a defense that has good days and bad. They'll have to play well to walk away with the win.
The Ottawa Redblacks will be standing on the other sideline and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. The Redblacks come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 and they are presently ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Redblacks leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Redblacks currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 8th out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 22 points per game. So far this season, the Redblacks have passed the ball for a total of 1,147 yards through the air which equates to 229.4 passing yards per game which has them at 8th in the league and 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 95 yards per contest, which has them at 5th in the league and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 475 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Ottawa Redblacks average 324.4 yards per contest overall which has them at 9th in the league and 4th in the Eastern Conference.
The Ottawa Redblacks are allowing 33 points per game ranking them 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the league. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 165 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 118.8 yards per contest ranking them 7th in the league and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. This season, they have conceded 594 yards rushing and 9 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the worst groups in the league. They are allowing 303 passing yards per game and 1,515 total yards through the air over the course of 5 contests. For passing yards allowed per game, the Redblacks currently sit at 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the league. They have conceded 9 passing touchdowns for this season which has them at 7th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's Stampeders/Redblacks CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Stampeders -3.5
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