Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 7/7/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Calgary Stampeders (-4)
The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium is the site where and the Edmonton Elks (1-3) will take on the Calgary Stampeders (3-0) on Thursday. Calgary opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The O/U is set at 49. The starting quarterbacks are Bo Levi Mitchell and Tre Ford.
In their last game the Stampeders played the Elks and earned the win by a score of 30-23. Bo Levi Mitchell went 21/28 with 321 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Ka'Deem Carey paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 91 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per run. Malik Henry was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 173 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 28.8 yards per catch for the game.
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The Stampeders have tallied 1,163 total yards this season. As a team they hold an average of 94.7 yards in the run game which has them sitting 3rd in the league. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Calgary has earned 4 touchdowns through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Calgary Stampeders hold an average of 31.0 points per game.
The Stampeders sit in 6th in the CFL concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 26.7 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per run and 92.7 rushing yards per contest for the year. For the season, they have conceded 278 running yards through 3 games. Concerning passing yards, the Stampeders have allowed 843 yards which ranks them 3rd in the league. During their 3 games, they have conceded 281.0 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.9%. Overall, they have relinquished 373.7 yards/outing ranking them 6th in the league.
In their last contest the Elks went up against the Tiger-Cats and ended up getting the win by a score of 29-25. Ante Milanovic-Litre led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 34 yards on 4 carries which meant he averaged 9.0 yards per carry. Kenny Lawler led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 43 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 10.8 yards per catch in the game. Tre Ford went 15/26 with 159 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick on the day.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Elks are ranked 6th in the CFL by tallying 20.8 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Elks currently sit at 881 passing yards not to mention an average of 220.2 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 9th in the CFL. They hold an average of 73.2 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 293 yards for the year. The Edmonton Elks have an average of 293.5 yards/game which has them sitting 9th in the CFL.
Edmonton has allowed the opposition a total of 592 rushing yards (148.0 yards/game) and 8 touchdowns on the ground for the year. The Elks are allowing 35.0 points per game, which has them in 9th in the league. This season, they have given up 140 points in total. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air as well as 253.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Calgary Stampeders (-4)
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