Edmonton Elks vs Ottawa Redblacks Prediction, 9/28/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Elks vs Ottawa Redblacks
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Elks (-6.5)
TD Place Stadium is the site where and the Ottawa Redblacks (1-5) will take on the Edmonton Elks (2-4) on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Edmonton as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The starting quarterbacks are Taylor Cornelius and Caleb Evans.
The last time they took the field the Elks played the Blue Bombers and took the defeat by a score of 37-22. Taylor Cornelius went 19/33 with 243 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 3 picks on the day. James Wilder Jr. paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he ran for 2 TD's in the game. He ran for a total of 71 yards by way of 14 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per run. Mike Jones led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 60 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 12.0 yards per catch for the game.
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Regarding putting points on the board, the Edmonton Elks hold an average of 19.3 PPG. As a team they maintain an average of 108.8 yards on the ground which is 3rd in the CFL. The Elks have earned 2,297 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Edmonton has earned 6 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Concerning passing yards, the Elks have given up 1,175 yards which ranks them 1st in the CFL. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 283.0 yards per game ranking them 1st in the league. The Elks sit in 7th in the CFL regarding team defense, allowing 25.2 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.8 yards per rush and 87.2 rushing yards per contest for the season. In their 6 games played this year, they have given up 195.8 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.8%. For the season, they have given up 523 yards via the ground game in 6 contests.
In their last game the Redblacks took on the Tiger-Cats and were defeated 24-7. Tim Flanders paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 53 yards on 10 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per run. Nathaniel Behar was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 21 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 7.0 yards per catch for the game. Dominique Davis went 6/14 with 50 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 pick on the day.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Redblacks rank 9th in the league maintaining an average of 14.5 points per outing. For the year to this point, the Redblacks currently sit at 1,135 passing yards as well as holding an average of 189.2 passing yards per outing, which ranks 8th in the CFL. They are averaging 71.8 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 431 yards overall. The Ottawa Redblacks have an average of 261.0 yards/outing ranking them 9th in the league.
The Redblacks are allowing 29.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 9th in the league. Overall, they have allowed 179 total points. Ottawa has yielded a total of 660 yards on the ground (110.0 yards per outing) in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have allowed 10 touchdowns through the air and 270.3 yards per game, which has them in 8th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (-6.5)
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