Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders Expert CFL Picks 11/10/2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Chris Streveler and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-7, 3rd in the Western Conference) travel to McMahon Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Calgary Stampeders (12-6, 2nd in the Western Conference) in the 1st round of the CFL Playoffs. The odds on this matchup have Calgary as 6 point favorites. The total opens at 49.5.
The Blue Bombers have been a very good option for wagerers, having gone 12-6 ATS. The Stampeders are covering 29.4% of the time, going 5-12 against the spread. The Stampeders have been bad for wagerers as the favorite, going 1-11 ATS. The Blue Bombers are covering 83.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 5-1 against the spread.
Valuable Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers have been an inconsistent Under option for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 9-9.
Winnipeg covers the spread 55.6% of the time as the away team, having gone 5-4 ATS.
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
Calgary covers the spread 37.5% of the time at McMahon Stadium, going 3-5 against the spread.
The Stampeders have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 8-10.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers step onto the field holding a record of 11-7 for 2019. They currently sit at 3rd in the Western Conference. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 28.2 points per contest, putting them 2nd in the league. As a team, they are averaging 147.9 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the Western Conference, and they sit in 5th in the Western Conference for passing yards per contest with 201.1. For total yards, they sit in 4th in the Western Conference and 6th in the league with 6,282 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Bombers have compiled a total of 25 passing TDs and 20 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the Western Conference and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Bombers have one of the middle tier defenses in the CFL allowing 22.7 points per game, which has them at 4th in the West and 5th in the CFL. When it comes to yards rushing, Winnipeg is giving up 64.2 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.52 yards per carry which has them at 1st in the West and 1st in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,156 yards rushing through 18 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Bombers have allowed 5,078 yards over the period of 18 contests. This comes out to an average of 282.1 yards per game, putting them 6th in the league and 5th in the conference. Opponents are completing 63.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.26 yards per attempt. They have conceded 27 passing TDs and 9 rushing touchdowns.
The Stampeders head into this matchup 12-6 and they sit in 2nd in the Western Conference. Calgary is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 71.3 yards per contest, ranking them 9th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 1,283 yards rushing through 18 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Calgary Stampeders average 371.4 yards per contest overall ranking them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Stampeders are currently ranked 3rd in the conference and 4th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 26.8 points per game. During the season thus far, the Stampeders have thrown for a total of 5,403 yards through the air which breaks down to 300.2 passing yards per game putting them 1st in the CFL.
The Calgary Stampeders are conceding 22.6 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the conference and 4th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the CFL. They are conceding 238.4 passing yards per game and 4,291 total yards through the air. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Stampeders sit in 4th in the Western Conference. They have allowed 19 passing touchdowns for the 2019 season. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 407 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 97.3 yards per contest which puts them at 4th in the league and 3rd in the conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,751 yards on the ground and 14 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Blue Bombers/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Stampeders -6
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