Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Eskimos Week 11 CFL Picks & Predictions 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Commonwealth Stadium is the site where Trevor Harris and the Edmonton Eskimos (6-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-2, 1st in the Western Conference) on Friday. Winnipeg opens this contest as 3 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 47.
The Blue Bombers have been strong for CFL wagerers, having gone 6-3 ATS. The Eskimos cover the spread 44.4% of the time, going 4-5 against the spread. The Eskimos have been a hot and cold pick for wagerers as the favorite, going 4-4 ATS.
Valuable Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers have been a terrible Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 4-5.
Winnipeg covers the spread 50.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 2-2 ATS.
Important Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
Edmonton covers the spread 40.0% of the time at Commonwealth Stadium, going 2-3 against the spread.
The Eskimos have been a terrible Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 3-6.
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
08/19/19 QB Matt Nichols Shoulder is out 4-6 weeks
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers head into this matchup 7-2 for 2019. They are ranked 1st in the Western Conference. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 29.9 points per game, ranking them 2nd in the CFL. As a unit, they have an average of 136.1 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the conference, and they currently sit at 5th in the conference for passing yards per game with 215.2. For total yardage, they currently sit at 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the CFL with 3,162 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bombers currently have a total of 16 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns which is 2nd in the conference. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the conference and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Bombers have one of the top tier defenses in the CFL giving up 19 points per game, ranking them 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the CFL. When talking about yards rushing, Winnipeg is giving up 66.4 yards per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 1st in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.78 yards per carry ranking them 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 598 yards rushing through 9 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bombers have allowed 2,205 yards over the period of 9 games. This equates to an average of 245 yards per game, ranking them 3rd in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. Opponents are completing 60.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.99 yards per attempt. They have allowed 8 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are conceding 311.4 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 3rd overall. When looking at all the stats, you might find it difficult to score points on this team because of their stout defense.
The Edmonton Eskimos will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Eskimos step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 and they currently sit at 2nd in the Western Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Eskimos have one of the top tier offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Eskimos are currently ranked 3rd in the Western Conference and 4th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 26.2 points per game. During the season thus far, the Eskimos have thrown for a total of 3,039 yards through the air which equates to 337.7 passing yards per game ranking them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the Western Conference. Edmonton has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 97.7 yards per contest, ranking them 4th in the CFL and 3rd in the Western Conference. As a unit, they have a total of 879 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Edmonton Eskimos average 435.3 yards per game overall ranking them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the Western Conference.
The Edmonton Eskimos are allowing 18.2 points per game which puts them at 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the CFL. In regard to points given up, they have given up 164 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 88.3 yards per game which puts them at 3rd in the CFL and 3rd in the Western Conference. In 2019, they have given up 795 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in the CFL. They are allowing 173.1 passing yards per game and 1,558 total yards through the air over the course of 9 contests. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eskimos are currently ranked 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the CFL. They have conceded 12 passing touchdowns in 2019 ranking them 7th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 4th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's Blue Bombers/Eskimos CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Bombers +3
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