Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 10/8/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Elks (+15.5)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (13-2) host the Edmonton Elks (4-11) at IG Field on Saturday. Edmonton opens this game as 15.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 52.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Taylor Cornelius and Zach Collaros.
The last time they took the field the Elks went up against the Alouettes and lost 25-18. Taylor Cornelius went 16/28 with 273 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 2 picks in the game. Kevin Brown led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 22 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 75 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per run. Dillon Mitchell was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 98 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 16.3 yards per catch for the game.
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When it comes to putting points on the board, the Edmonton Elks hold an average of 20.4 PPG. As a team they're maintaining an average of 95.1 yards via the ground game ranking them 5th in the CFL. The Elks have earned 4,738 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Edmonton has totaled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns on the ground.
Concerning passing yards, the Elks have conceded 3,564 yards which ranks them 3rd in the CFL. Overall, they have allowed 352.8 yards per contest which has them sitting 5th in the league. The Elks rank 9th in the CFL regarding team defense, allowing 32.8 points per game. They are allowing 5.2 yards per tote and 115.2 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of their 15 games, they have relinquished 237.6 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 73.1%. For the year, they have given up 1,728 rushing yards through 15 games.
In their last game the Blue Bombers played the Roughriders and ended up getting the victory by a score of 31-13. Brady Oliveira led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 101 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 6.7 yards per run. Dalton Schoen was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 125 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 31.3 yards per reception in the game. Zach Collaros went 14/25 with 296 yards through the air and added 4 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
During this campaign so far, the Blue Bombers have a total of 3,741 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 249.4 throwing yards per game, which ranks 6th in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an average of 360.7 yards/contest which is good for 3rd in the league. They hold an average of 111.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,669 yards overall. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Blue Bombers are sitting 3rd in the CFL by tallying 28.9 PPG.
Winnipeg has allowed a total of 1,291 rushing yards (86.1 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns via the rush for the year. The Blue Bombers are conceding 20.7 PPG, which puts them in 1st in the league. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 310 total points. They have yielded 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 256.9 yards per game, which has them ranked 4th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+15.5)
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