Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 7/22/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-4.5)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-0) go to The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Edmonton Elks (2-4). Edmonton opens this contest as 4.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 45.5. The starting quarterbacks are Zach Collaros and Taylor Cornelius.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers went up against the Stampeders and notched a win by a score of 26-19. Zach Collaros went 27/38 with 315 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Johnny Augustine paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 7 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 33 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 4.7 yards per tote. Greg Ellingson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 152 yards on 11 receptions. He averaged 13.8 yards per reception in the game.
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When it comes to scoring, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an average of 26.0 PPG. As a unit they hold an average of 83.0 yards on the ground which is 5th in the league. The Blue Bombers have tallied 1,998 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Winnipeg has compiled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns on the ground.
The Blue Bombers are sitting in 1st in the league concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 17.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt and 73.7 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 442 yards via the running game in 6 games. Concerning passing yards, the Blue Bombers have allowed 1,661 yards which puts them in 9th in the CFL. During their 6 games, they have surrendered 276.8 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 63.7%. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 350.5 yards per contest which ranks them 6th in the CFL.
The last time they took the field the Elks played the Alouettes and earned the victory by a score of 32-31. Sherman Badie led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 9 yards and he added 1 TD during the game. He ran for 39 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per run. Kenny Lawler was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 92 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 13.1 yards per reception for the game. Taylor Cornelius went 19/31 with 230 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick on the day.
During the season to this point, the Elks have thrown for 1,298 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 216.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 9th in the league. The Edmonton Elks hold an average of 293.5 yards per game which is good for 9th in the league. They average 77.2 yards per game on the ground and have run for 463 yards for the year. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Elks rank 7th in the CFL with 20.2 points per game.
Edmonton has surrendered a total of 837 yards on the ground (139.5 yards per contest) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush this year. The Elks are giving up 36.7 PPG, which has them sitting 9th in the league. In total, they have relinquished 220 points in total. They have given up 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 255.8 yards per contest, which has them ranked 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-4.5)
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