Edmonton Eskimos vs Ottawa Redblacks Week 16 CFL Game Picks 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
TD Place Stadium
Trevor Harris and the Edmonton Eskimos (6-7, 4th in the Western Conference) are headed to TD Place Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Ottawa Redblacks (3-10, 3rd in the Eastern Conference).
The Eskimos have been an inconsistent play for CFL bettors, having gone 4-9 ATS. Ottawa is covering 30.8% of the time, going 4-9 against the spread. The Eskimos have been an inconsistent play for CFL bettors as a favorite, going 4-6 ATS. The Redblacks cover the spread 44.4% of the time as the underdog, having gone 4-5 against the spread.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Eskimos have been a pretty good Over option for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 6-7.
The Eskimos cover the spread 33.3% of the time on the road, having gone 2-4 ATS.
Important Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
Ottawa is covering 50.0% of the time at TD Place Stadium, going 3-3 against the spread.
The Redblacks have been a pretty good Over option for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 6-7.
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
09/19/19 QB Trevor Harris Hand is downgraded to out Friday vs Hamilton Tigercats
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Edmonton Eskimos step onto the field holding a record of 6-7 in 2019. They are ranked 4th in the Western Conference. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the conference and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yards, they are currently ranked 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league with 5,237 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Eskimos have compiled a total of 17 passing TDs and 11 rushing touchdowns. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 24.4 points per game, which has them at 6th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 88.8 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the Western Conference, and they currently sit at 1st in the Western Conference for passing yards per contest with 314.1.
The Eskimos have one of the middle tier defenses in the league giving up 22 points per contest, ranking them 3rd in the Western Conference and 4th in the CFL. In discussing yards on the ground, Edmonton is giving up 99.6 yards per contest putting them 4th in the Western Conference and 5th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.46 yards per carry ranking them 5th in the conference and 7th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,295 yards rushing through 13 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eskimos have conceded 2,463 yards over the course of 13 contests. This equates to an average of 189.5 yards per contest, putting them 1st in the league and 1st in the Western Conference. Teams are completing 61.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.53 yards per attempt. They have allowed 18 passing TDs and 5 rushing touchdowns.
The Redblacks head into this matchup 3-10 and they currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Redblacks have one of the worst offenses in the CFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Redblacks are ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and 9th out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 17.1 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Redblacks have passed the ball for a total of 2,944 passing yards which equates to 226.5 passing yards per contest putting them 8th in the CFL. Ottawa needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 82.2 yards per game, which has them at 7th in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,069 rushing yards through 13 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 Ottawa Redblacks average 308.7 yards per game overall ranking them 9th in the CFL and 4th in the Eastern Conference.
The Ottawa Redblacks are allowing 30.8 points per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 8th in the league. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 401 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 121.5 yards per game ranking them 9th in the CFL and 4th in the Eastern Conference. This year, they have given up 1,579 rushing yards and 22 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the least effective units in the league. They are allowing 306 passing yards per game and 3,978 total yards through the air. For passing yards allowed per game, the Redblacks sit in 3rd in the conference. They have allowed 19 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Redblacks CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Redblacks
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