Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 10/8/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Elks (+12.5)
IG Field is the venue where and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-1) will play the Edmonton Elks (2-5) on Friday. Edmonton opens this game as 12.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 43.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Taylor Cornelius and Zach Collaros.
The last time they took the field the Elks went up against the Redblacks and were beaten 34-24. Taylor Cornelius went 22/31 with 334 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He tossed 2 picks in the game. James Wilder Jr. paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 27 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 89 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 6.0 yards per carry. Greg Ellingson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 126 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch for that contest.
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When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Edmonton Elks are averaging 20.0 points per outing. As a unit they're holding an average of 109.9 yards via the ground game which ranks them 2nd in the CFL. The Elks have earned 2,719 total yards over the course of this season. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Edmonton has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground.
The Elks sit in 8th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 26.4 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 90.3 rushing yards per game this season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 632 running yards through 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Elks have given up 1,397 yards which has them sitting in 1st in the league. During their 7 games played this season, they have given up 199.6 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.7%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 289.9 yards per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
In their last game the Blue Bombers went up against the Lions and won by a score of 30-9. Andrew Harris paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 81 yards via 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Kenny Lawler was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 205 yards on 12 receptions. He averaged 17.1 yards per reception for the game. Zach Collaros went 28/33 with 417 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Over the course of the season so far, the Blue Bombers have a total of 2,118 passing yards as well as holding an average of 264.8 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 5th in the league. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers maintain an average of 360.4 yards per outing which has them sitting 3rd in the league. They hold an average of 95.6 run yards per game and have rushed for 765 yards overall. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Blue Bombers currently sit 2nd in the CFL maintaining an average of 25.4 PPG.
Winnipeg has given up a total of 762 yards via the ground game (95.2 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground this season. The Blue Bombers are giving up 13.4 points per game, which has them in 1st in the league. Overall, they have relinquished 107 total points. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 232.1 yards per outing, ranking them 3rd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-12.5)
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