Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Week 9 Expert CFL Picks Against the Spread 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
IG Field is the venue where Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-2, 2nd in the Western Conference) will take on the Calgary Stampeders (5-2, 1st in the Western Conference) on Friday. Winnipeg opens this matchup as 10 point favorites. The total is set at 48.5.
The Stampeders have been strong for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 1-2 ATS. Winnipeg is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 2-2 against the spread. The Blue Bombers have been strong for football wagerers as favorites, going 1-0 ATS. Calgary is covering the spread 28.6% of the time as the underdog, having gone 2-5 against the spread.
Valuable Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
The Stampeders have been an awful Over bet for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 1-3.
Calgary is covering the spread 0.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 0-4 ATS.
Important Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers cover 60.0% of the time at IG Field, going 3-2 against the spread.
The Blue Bombers have been an excellent Over bet for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 3-0.
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
07/10/19 QB Bo Levi Mitchell Pectoral is out indefinitely
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Calgary Stampeders head into this matchup 5-2 this year. They are ranked 1st in the Western Conference. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 27.3 points per contest, putting them 4th in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 70.3 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the West, and they rank 2nd in the West for passing yards per game with 267.9. For total yards, they rank 4th in the West and 6th in the CFL with 2,367 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Stampeders currently have a total of 9 passing TDs and 5 rushing touchdowns which is 3rd in the West. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the West and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Stampeders have one of the middle tier defenses in the league allowing 22 points per contest, putting them 3rd in the West and 4th in the CFL. In terms of rushing yards, Calgary is allowing 81.3 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the West and 3rd in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per carry putting them 1st in the West and 1st in the CFL overall. In total, they have allowed 569 rushing yards through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Stampeders have allowed 1,748 yards over the period of 7 contests. This comes out to an average of 249.7 yards per contest, putting them 3rd in the CFL and 3rd in the West. Opponents are completing 73.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per attempt. They have allowed 9 passing TDs and 6 rushing touchdowns. In total, they are allowing 331 yards per contest putting them 4th in the West and 4th overall. When analyzing the stats, this team has an average defense that will have to perform well if they want to get the victory.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this next game. The Bombers head into this game 5-2 and they currently sit at 2nd in the Western Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Bombers have one of the most prolific offenses in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bombers sit in 1st in the West and 2nd out of all the teams in the league with an average of 30.1 points per game. During the season thus far, the Bombers have thrown for a total of 1,614 yards through the air which equates to 230.6 passing yards per contest putting them 6th in the CFL and 4th in the West. Winnipeg is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 140.3 yards per game, putting them 2nd in the CFL and 1st in the West. As a team, they have compiled a total of 982 rushing yards through 7 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers average 370.9 yards per game overall putting them 3rd in the CFL and 3rd in the West.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are giving up 18.7 points per game ranking them 2nd in the West and 2nd in the CFL. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 131 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 67.9 yards per game ranking them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the West. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 475 rushing yards and 2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the CFL. They are giving up 254.1 passing yards per contest and 1,779 total yards through the air over the course of 7 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bombers sit in 4th in the West and 5th in the CFL. They have conceded 7 passing TDs for this year putting them 3rd out of all the teams in the league and 1st in the West.
Who will win tonight's Stampeders/Blue Bombers CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Stampeders +10
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