Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Ottawa Redblacks Week 4 CFL Picks & Predictions 7/5/2019
Friday, July 5, 2019
TD Place Stadium
Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-0, 1st in the Western Conference) travel to TD Place Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Ottawa Redblacks (2-0, 1st in the Eastern Conference). The spread on this contest has Ottawa as 3.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 54.5.
The Redblacks are covering the spread 100.0% of the time, going 1-0 against the spread. The Blue Bombers are covering the spread 50.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 1-1 against the spread.
Valuable Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers have been a great Over pick for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 1-0.
The Blue Bombers are covering the spread 100.0% of the time on the road, having gone 1-0 ATS.
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers head into this game 2-0 for the 2019 season. They are ranked 1st in the Western Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 30.5 points per contest, which is 3rd in the conference in addition to 5th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 126.5 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the conference, and they are currently ranked 5th in the conference for passing yards per game with 185. For total yardage, they are ranked 5th in the conference and 8th in the league with 623 yards, and a yards per game average of 311.5 which is 4th in the conference and 7th in the league. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bombers have compiled a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs which is 3rd in the conference. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the conference but they have the ability to score points if they have a hot night.
The Bombers have one of the best defenses in the league giving up 22 points per contest, which is 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league. In terms of yards rushing, Winnipeg is giving up 52 yards per contest which is 1st in the conference and 1st in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4 yards per carry which is 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 104 yards rushing through 2 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Bombers have conceded 653 yards over the period of 2 games. This comes out to an average of 326.5 yards per contest, which is 4th in the league and 3rd in the conference. Opponents are completing 61.3 of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.19 yards per try. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown and no rushing TDs. Overall, they are giving up 378.5 yards per contest which is 4th in the conference and 6th overall. All of the above means that they will have to get creative to score enough points to win the game.
The Ottawa Redblacks will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this next game. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Redblacks have one of the average offenses in the CFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Redblacks are presently ranked 2nd in the East and 5th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 38 points per game. The Redblacks come into this game with a record of 2-0 and they sit in 1st in the Eastern Conference. So far this season, the Redblacks have passed the ball for a total of 611 yards through the air which breaks down to 305.5 passing yards per contest and has them ranked at 4th in the league and 2nd in the East. Ottawa has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 109 a yards per game, which has them at 6th in the league and 3rd in the East. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 218 rushing yards through 2 games, 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 Ottawa Redblacks average 414.5 yards per game overall which has them at 4th in the league and 2nd in the East.
The Ottawa Redblacks are giving up 34.5 points per game ranking them 2nd in the East and 6th in the league. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 69 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 75.5 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the league and 1st in the East. This season, they have conceded a total of 151 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are giving up 300 passing yards per contest and 600 total yards through the air over the course of 2 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Redblacks are presently ranked 2nd in the East and 5th in the league. They have conceded 3 passing TDs in 2019 which has them at 4th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 2nd in the East.
Who will win tonight's Blue Bombers/Redblacks CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Bombers +3.5
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