Edmonton Eskimos vs Calgary Stampeders Week 8 CFL Parlay 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Nick Arbuckle and the Calgary Stampeders (4-2, 2nd in the Western Conference) host the Edmonton Eskimos (4-2, 3rd in the Western Conference) at McMahon Stadium on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Edmonton opens this matchup as 1 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 48.5.
The Eskimos have been terrible for football wagerers, having gone 1-2 ATS. Calgary covers the spread 33.3% of the time, going 1-2 against the spread. The Stampeders have been inconsistent for wagerers as a favorite, going 1-1 ATS. The Eskimos cover 33.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 2-4 against the spread.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Eskimos have been a very good Over option for O/U football bettors, having gone 2-1.
The Eskimos cover 60.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 3-2 ATS.
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
Calgary covers the spread 0.0% of the time at McMahon Stadium, going 0-4 against the spread.
The Stampeders have been a great Under option for O/U football bettors, having gone 0-3.
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
07/10/19 QB Bo Levi Mitchell Pectoral is out indefinitely
The Edmonton Eskimos come into this game with a record of 4-2 for the 2019 season. They are ranked 3rd in the Western Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 26.8 points per contest, ranking them 4th in the Western Conference as well as 5th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 107 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the Western Conference, and they rank 1st in the Western Conference for passing yards per game with 321. For total yardage, they rank 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league with 2,568 yards, and yards per game of 428 ranking them 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Eskimos have compiled a total of 8 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns which is 4th in the Western Conference. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the Western Conference and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Eskimos have one of the best defenses in the league giving up 17 points per contest, ranking them 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league. When talking about yards rushing, Edmonton is giving up 84 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.14 yards per carry ranking them 4th in the Western Conference and 5th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 504 rushing yards through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Eskimos have allowed 924 yards over the course of 6 contests. This comes out to an average of 154 yards per contest, ranking them 1st in the league and 1st in the Western Conference. Teams are completing 56.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.88 yards per try. They have allowed 8 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. In total, they are allowing 238 yards per contest 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 on the other side of the field and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. The Stampeders step onto the field holding a record of 4-2 and they sit in 2nd in the Western Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Stampeders have one of the middle tier offenses in the CFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Stampeders currently sit at 3rd in the West and 4th out of all the teams in the league averaging 27.8 points per game. So far this season, the Stampeders have thrown for a total of 1,703 yards through the air which breaks down to 283.8 passing yards per game ranking them 2nd in the league and 2nd in the West. Calgary is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 72.8 yards per contest, ranking them 8th in the league and 5th in the West. As a team, they have compiled a total of 437 yards rushing through 6 games, 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 356.7 yards per game overall ranking them 6th in the league and 4th in the West.
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The Calgary Stampeders are conceding 22.7 points per game ranking them 3rd in the West and 4th in the league. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 136 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are conceding 90.2 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the league and 3rd in the West. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 541 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the best units in the league. They are conceding 229.2 passing yards per game and 1,375 total yards through the air over the period of 6 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Stampeders currently sit at 3rd in the West and 3rd in the league. They have allowed 7 passing TDs for this season ranking them 4th out of all the teams in the league and 2nd in the West.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Stampeders -1 and over 48.5 total points
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