Ottawa Redblacks vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 8/27/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Redblacks vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Ottawa Redblacks (-3.5)
The Ottawa Redblacks (1-8) are headed to The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Edmonton Elks (3-7). The line on this contest has Ottawa as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 48.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Caleb Evans and Taylor Cornelius.
In their last game the Redblacks took on the Stampeders and lost 17-3. Nick Arbuckle went 17/23 with 186 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 2 interceptions in the game. Jackson Bennett led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 30 yards by way of 6 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per tote. Nathaniel Behar led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 78 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 11.1 yards per reception in the game.
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The Redblacks have earned 3,072 total yards for the year. As a team they're averaging 91.6 yards via the ground game which is 5th in the league. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Ottawa has earned 6 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring points, the Ottawa Redblacks are averaging 18.6 points per outing.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Redblacks have conceded 2,313 yards which has them ranked 2nd in the league. Overall, they have relinquished 361.2 yards/contest putting them 7th in the CFL. The Redblacks sit in 5th in the league regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 25.0 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.7 yards per run and 104.2 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 9 games played, they have conceded 257.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 68.6%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 938 yards via the running game in 9 games.
In their last game the Elks went up against the Roughriders and took the loss by a score of 34-23. Taylor Cornelius led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 26t yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in the game. He ran for 86 yards on 7 carries which had him averaging 12.0 yards per run. Kenny Lawler was the receiving yardage leader by earning 105 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 17.5 yards per reception for that game. Taylor Cornelius went 13/23 with 209 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 pick on the day.
During this campaign so far, the Elks have compiled 2,084 passing yards as well as holding an average of 208.4 passing yards per outing, putting them at 8th in the CFL. The Edmonton Elks average 294.6 yards/game which has them ranked 9th in the CFL. They average 86.2 rushing yards per game and have run for 862 yards for the season. When discussing how much they score, the Elks currently sit 8th in the league with an average of 19.8 points per game.
Edmonton has yielded a total of 1,214 yards via the ground game (121.4 yards/game) in addition to 17 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. The Elks are surrendering 33.6 PPG, which has them sitting 9th in the league. In total, they have conceded 336 points in total. They have allowed 18 touchdowns through the air and 248.7 yards/contest, which has them ranked 3rd in the CFL.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+3.5) and under 48.5 points
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