Edmonton Eskimos vs Calgary Stampeders Week 12 CFL Point Spread Picks 9/2/2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Trevor Harris and the Edmonton Eskimos (6-4, 3rd in the Western Conference) are headed to McMahon Stadium on Monday where they'll meet the Calgary Stampeders (5-4, 4th in the Western Conference). The odds on this matchup have Calgary as 2.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 50.5.
The Eskimos have been awful for CFL wagerers, having gone 4-6 ATS. The Stampeders cover the spread 33.3% of the time, going 3-6 against the spread. The Stampeders have been a bad bet for CFL bettors as the favorite, going 0-5 ATS. Edmonton covers the spread 0.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 0-1 against the spread.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Eskimos have been a bad Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 4-6.
The Eskimos cover the spread 40.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 2-3 ATS.
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
The Stampeders cover the spread 50.0% of the time at McMahon Stadium, going 2-2 against the spread.
The Stampeders have been a bad Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 4-5.
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
08/16/19 QB Bo Levi Mitchell Pectoral is downgraded to out Saturday vs Montreal Alouettes
The Edmonton Eskimos come into this game with a record of 6-4 for this year. They are ranked 3rd in the Western Conference. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 26.4 points per game, ranking them 5th in the CFL. As a unit, they are averaging 97.2 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the Western Conference, and they are currently ranked 1st in the Western Conference for passing yards per contest with 343.5. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the CFL with 4,407 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Eskimos currently have a total of 14 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns which is 3rd in the Western Conference. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the Western Conference and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Eskimos have one of the top tier defenses in the league allowing 19.8 points per game, ranking them 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd in the CFL. When it comes to rushing yards, Edmonton is allowing 98.4 yards per game ranking them 4th in the Western Conference and 5th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.5 yards per rush ranking them 5th in the Western Conference and 7th in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 984 yards rushing through 10 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Eskimos have conceded 1,620 yards over the course of 10 games. This equates to an average of 162 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the Western Conference. Opponents are completing 59.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.03 yards per try. They have conceded 12 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. In total, they are giving up 260.4 yards per game ranking them 1st in the Western Conference and 1st overall. All of the above means that they will have to get creative to score enough points to win the game.
The Calgary Stampeders will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Stampeders come into this matchup with a record of 5-4 and they rank 4th in the Western Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Stampeders have one of the average offenses in the CFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Stampeders sit in 4th in the Western Conference and 5th out of all the teams in the league averaging 27.7 points per game. During the season thus far, the Stampeders have passed the ball for a total of 2,487 passing yards which equates to 276.3 passing yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the Western Conference. Calgary hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 72.3 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the league and 5th in the Western Conference. As a unit, they have a total of 651 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Calgary Stampeders average 348.7 yards per contest overall ranking them 6th in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference.
The Calgary Stampeders are conceding 24.4 points per game which puts them at 4th in the Western Conference and 5th in the league. When talking about points given up, they have given up 220 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 95.3 yards per contest which puts them at 3rd in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference. For this season, they have given up 858 rushing yards and 8 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the league. They are conceding 256.3 passing yards per contest and 2,307 total passing yards over the period of 9 contests. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Stampeders sit in 4th in the Western Conference and 4th in the league. They have conceded 11 passing touchdowns for the 2019 season ranking them 5th out of all the teams in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eskimos +2.5
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