Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 8/25/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Calgary Stampeders (+3.5)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-1) host the Calgary Stampeders (6-3) at IG Field on Thursday. The spread on this matchup has Winnipeg as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 48.5. The QB's taking the field are Bo Levi Mitchell and Zach Collaros.
In their last outing the Stampeders played the Lions and were beaten 41-40. Bo Levi Mitchell went 18/32 with 206 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Dedrick Mills led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 55 yards via 7 carries which meant he averaged 8.0 yards per tote. Shawn Bane was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 64 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 12.8 yards per catch for the game.
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The Stampeders have tallied 3,178 total yards for the year. As a unit they average 108.6 yards rushing which is 1st in the CFL. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Calgary has totaled 9 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to scoring, the Calgary Stampeders are averaging 29.8 PPG.
In terms of passing yards, the Stampeders have conceded 2,545 yards which has them ranked 7th in the CFL. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 365.4 yards/outing which ranks them 8th in the CFL. The Stampeders are ranked 3rd in the league when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 23.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per rush and 82.7 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During their 9 games played, they have relinquished 282.8 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 67.2%. In total, they have given up 744 yards via the ground game in 9 contests.
In their last game the Blue Bombers went up against the Alouettes and were defeated 20-17. Brady Oliveira led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 19t yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 84 yards via 15 carries which meant he averaged 5.6 yards per run. Rasheed Bailey was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 38 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 7.6 yards per reception in the game. Zach Collaros went 21/27 with 251 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Blue Bombers have earned 2,356 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 235.6 throwing yards per outing, which is ranked 7th in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hold an average of 337.0 yards/contest which is good for 6th in the CFL. They average 101.4 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,014 yards for the season. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Blue Bombers rank 3rd in the league by tallying 26.7 points per outing.
The Blue Bombers are conceding 18.2 PPG, ranking them 1st in the CFL. Overall, they have relinquished 182 total points. Winnipeg has surrendered a total of 814 yards on the ground (81.4 yards per contest) as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air and 251.2 yards per outing, which puts them in 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Calgary Stampeders (+3.5)
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