Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 10/15/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-11)
The Edmonton Elks (2-6) play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-1) at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday. The spread on this contest has Winnipeg as 11-point favorites. The total is set at 44. The starting quarterbacks are Zach Collaros and Trevor Harris.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers faced the Elks and earned the victory by a score of 30-3. Zach Collaros went 16/27 with 207 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick on the day. Andrew Harris paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he added 2 touchdowns in the game. He rushed for a total of 150 yards by way of 24 carries which had him averaging 6.3 yards per carry. Nic Demski led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 79 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 15.8 yards per catch for that game.
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The Blue Bombers currently have 3,284 yards in total for the season. As a team they maintain an average of 106.6 yards on the ground which is 2nd in the CFL. In terms of notching touchdowns, Winnipeg has compiled 13 touchdowns through the air and 11 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are averaging 25.9 points per game.
The Blue Bombers are sitting in 1st in the CFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 12.2 PPG. They are giving up 5.4 yards per tote and 91.6 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 824 running yards through 9 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Blue Bombers have surrendered 1,981 yards which puts them in 4th in the CFL. Over the course of their 9 games, they are conceding 220.1 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 61.1%. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 311.7 yards per contest which puts them 3rd in the CFL.
The last time they took the field the Elks faced the Blue Bombers and lost 30-3. James Wilder Jr. paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 43 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per run. Greg Ellingson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 39 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 13.0 yards per catch for that game. Trevor Harris went 9/22 with 87 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game with no interceptions.
During this campaign so far, the Elks have racked up 2,074 passing yards along with an average of 259.2 passing yards per outing, which ranks 4th in the league. The Edmonton Elks have an average of 363.1 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the CFL. They average 103.9 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 831 yards for the season. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Elks are sitting 8th in the CFL with an average of 17.9 points per outing.
The Elks are giving up 26.9 PPG, which has them in 8th in the league. This season, they have relinquished 215 total points. Edmonton has surrendered a total of 826 yards on the ground (103.2 yards per game) as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground this year. They have conceded 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 200.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 1st in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-11)
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