Ottawa Redblacks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Week 6 CFL Game Picks 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-0, 1st in the Western Conference) host the Ottawa Redblacks (2-1, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at IG Field on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The spread on this contest has Winnipeg as 9.5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 55.
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Ottawa Redblacks come into this game with a record of 2-1 in 2019. They currently sit at 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 27.2 points per game, which ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference in addition to 5th in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 93 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the Eastern Conference, and they currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference for passing yards per contest with 268.2. For total yardage, they currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the CFL with 1,445 yards, and yards per contest of 361.2 which ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Redblacks have compiled a total of 3 passing TDs and 5 rushing touchdowns which is 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the Eastern Conference and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Redblacks have one of the most lackluster defenses in the CFL allowing 33.5 points per game, which ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the CFL. When talking about yards rushing, Ottawa is allowing 111.8 yards per contest which ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.66 yards per carry which ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 447 yards rushing through 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Redblacks have conceded 1,214 yards over the course of 4 games. This comes out to an average of 303.5 yards per contest, which ranks 5th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Teams are completing 72.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 9.66 yards per try. They have conceded 7 passing TDs and 8 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are giving up 415.2 yards per contest which ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 7th overall. All of the above means they will have to step up their game if they want to slow down the opponent.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this next game. In discussing the offensive production, the Bombers have one of the average offenses in the CFL. The Bombers come into this game with a record of 3-0 and they are presently ranked 1st in the Western Conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bombers currently sit at 1st in the West and 2nd out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 34.5 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Bombers have passed the ball for a total of 889 yards through the air which breaks down to 222.2 passing yards per contest which is 8th in the CFL and 5th in the West. Winnipeg has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 147.8 yards per game, which is 2nd in the CFL and 1st in the West. As a unit, they have a total of 591 yards rushing through 4 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers average 370 yards per game overall which is 5th in the CFL and 3rd in the West.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are giving up 19.8 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the West and 1st in the CFL. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 79 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 48.2 yards per game which puts them at 1st in the CFL and 1st in the West. This season, they have given up 193 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic groups in the CFL. They are giving up 312.2 passing yards per contest and 1,249 total yards through the air over the period of 4 games. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bombers currently sit at 5th in the West and 7th in the CFL. They have conceded 4 passing touchdowns in 2019 which is 3rd out of the nine teams in the CFL and 2nd in the West.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Blue Bombers CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Bombers -9.5
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