Edmonton Elks vs Ottawa Redblacks Prediction, 8/19/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Elks vs Ottawa Redblacks
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Elks (+5.5)
The Edmonton Elks (2-7) are headed to TD Place Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Ottawa Redblacks (1-7). Ottawa opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5. The starting quarterbacks are Taylor Cornelius and Caleb Evans.
The last time they took the field the Elks played the Roughriders and were beaten 34-23. Taylor Cornelius went 13/23 with 209 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. Taylor Cornelius paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 26t yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for 86 yards by way of 7 carries which had him averaging 12.0 yards per tote. Kenny Lawler was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 105 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 17.5 yards per catch for the game.
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In terms of putting points on the board, the Edmonton Elks are sitting at 18.7 PPG. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 82.4 yards rushing which is 8th in the league. The Elks have attained 2,628 yards in total for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Edmonton has compiled 5 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding passing yardage, the Elks have given up 2,314 yards which puts them in 8th in the league. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 381.1 yards/game which puts them 9th in the league. The Elks are sitting in 9th in the CFL in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 36.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 124.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. In their 9 games played, they are conceding 257.1 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 75.0%. In total, they have conceded 1,116 yards on the ground through 9 outings.
In their last game the Redblacks went up against the Stampeders and lost 17-3. Jackson Bennett paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 30 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per tote. Nathaniel Behar was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 78 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 11.1 yards per reception for that game. Nick Arbuckle went 17/23 with 186 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 2 picks on the day.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Redblacks are 8th in the league scoring 19.4 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Redblacks have compiled 2,075 yards through the air along with holding an average of 259.4 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 4th in the CFL. They average 90.8 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 726 yards for this season. The Ottawa Redblacks maintain an average of 350.1 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the league.
The Redblacks are relinquishing 24.4 PPG, ranking them 5th in the CFL. This year, they have given up 195 total points. Ottawa has conceded a total of 818 rushing yards (102.2 yards per contest) and 8 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have conceded 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 264.4 yards/contest, which has them sitting 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+5.5)
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