Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 9/18/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-6.5)
The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium is the site where and the Edmonton Elks (2-3) will take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-1) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Winnipeg as 6.5-point favorites. The total is set at 41.5. The starting quarterbacks are Zach Collaros and Trevor Harris.
In their last contest the Blue Bombers took on the Roughriders and won 33-9. Zach Collaros went 18/22 with 278 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Andrew Harris led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 80 yards via 18 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per run. Nic Demski was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 134 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 26.8 yards per reception for the game.
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The Blue Bombers have attained 2,009 total yards for this campaign. As a team they maintain an average of 91.0 yards rushing ranking this team at 5th in the CFL. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Winnipeg has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to scoring, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an average of 22.7 points per outing.
The Blue Bombers are sitting in 1st in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 12.7 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.6 yards per run and 102.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. For the year, they have allowed 612 yards via the ground game in 6 outings. Concerning yards through the air, the Blue Bombers have given up 1,413 yards which puts them in 7th in the CFL. In their 6 games, they have surrendered 235.5 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.3%. In total, they are allowing 337.5 yards per outing putting them 5th in the league.
In their last game the Elks went up against the Stampeders and ended up taking the loss by a score of 32-16. James Wilder Jr. led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 62 yards on 11 carries which meant he was running for 6.0 yards per carry. Derel Walker led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 43 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 8.6 yards per catch for the game. Trevor Harris went 17/25 with 221 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 1 pick during the game.
During the season to this point, the Elks have compiled 1,402 yards via the pass as well as an average of 280.4 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 3rd in the league. The Edmonton Elks have an average of 384.2 yards per game which has them ranked 1st in the CFL. They average 103.8 yards via the ground game and have run for 519 yards in total. When looking at how much they score, the Elks are ranking 7th in the CFL with an average of 18.8 points per outing.
The Elks are conceding 22.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 7th in the CFL. This season, they have conceded 114 points in total. Edmonton has given up a total of 397 yards via the ground game (79.4 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have allowed 4 touchdowns from the passing game and 187.4 yards/outing, which has them in 1st in the CFL.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+6.5) and under 41.5 points
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