Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 9/11/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Calgary Stampeders (+4)
The Calgary Stampeders (1-4) are headed to The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Edmonton Elks (2-2). The line on this game has Edmonton as 4-point favorites. The O/U opens at 50. The QB's who are expected to start are Jake Maier and Trevor Harris.
In their last outing the Stampeders went up against the Elks and lost 32-20. Jake Maier went 29/46 with 328 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Ka'Deem Carey led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 13t yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He rushed for 43 yards via 6 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per run. Markeith Ambles led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 78 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 8.7 yards per catch for the game.
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The Stampeders have earned 1,832 total yards for the season. As a team they have an average of 77.2 yards rushing which is 7th in the CFL. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Calgary has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Calgary Stampeders are averaging 18.6 PPG.
Concerning yards through the air, the Stampeders have surrendered 1,577 yards which puts them in 9th in the CFL. Overall, they have allowed 411.8 yards/outing putting them at 8th in the CFL. The Stampeders are ranked 6th in the league in relation to team defense, conceding 22.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per attempt on the ground and 96.4 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of their 5 games played this year, they have allowed 315.4 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 66.9%. In total, they have allowed 482 yards via the ground game in 5 games.
In their last contest the Elks played the Stampeders and won 32-20. James Wilder Jr. paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 29 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 65 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Greg Ellingson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 65 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 9.3 yards per catch for that contest. Trevor Harris went 31/41 with 398 yards through the air and tossed 4 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Elks have earned 1,219 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 304.8 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 1st in the CFL. The Edmonton Elks average 413.5 yards/outing which is good for 1st in the league. They have an average of 108.8 yards per game via the rush and have run for 435 yards in total. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Elks rank 6th in the CFL averaging 19.5 points per game.
Edmonton has yielded a total of 323 yards rushing (80.8 yards per outing) as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground for the year. The Elks are giving up 20.5 points per game, which has them in 5th in the league. This year, they have relinquished 82 total points. They have given up 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 166.2 yards/outing, which has them ranked 1st in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Calgary Stampeders (+4)
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