Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 9/9/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Calgary Stampeders (+4)
The Edmonton Elks (2-10) host the Calgary Stampeders (4-8) at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday. Edmonton opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 46. The starting quarterbacks are Jake Maier and Tre Ford.
In their last outing the Stampeders took on the Elks and were defeated 31-25. Jake Maier went 27/34 with 315 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 interception in the game. Ka'Deem Carey paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 55 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 6.0 yards per tote. Markeith Ambles was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 76 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 10.9 yards per catch for that game.
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When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Calgary Stampeders are sitting at 23.6 PPG. Offensively they maintain an average of 88.6 yards on the ground which is 6th in the league. The Stampeders have earned 4,018 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Calgary has totaled 12 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Stampeders have conceded 2,668 yards which has them sitting in 5th in the CFL. For the season, they have surrendered 341.0 yards per outing which puts them 5th in the league. The Stampeders sit in 7th in the CFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 27.1 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 5.6 yards per rush on the ground and 118.7 yards on the ground per contest this season. In their 12 games played, they have allowed 222.3 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.5%. For the season, they have conceded 1,424 rushing yards through 12 games.
The last time they took the field the Elks played the Stampeders and ended up getting the win by a score of 31-25. Tre Ford led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 40 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 135 yards on 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.0 yards per run. Eugene Lewis was the receiving yardage leader by earning 55 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 11.0 yards per reception for the game. Tre Ford went 14/23 with 137 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Elks are 9th in the CFL by scoring 18.2 points per game. During the season thus far, the Elks have compiled 2,561 yards through the air together with an average of 213.4 passing yards per contest, ranking them 8th in the league. They are averaging 114.8 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,377 yards in total. The Edmonton Elks average 328.2 yards per outing ranking them 8th in the league.
The Elks are conceding 26.2 PPG, which has them ranked 6th in the league. This season, they have surrendered 315 total points. Edmonton has allowed the opposition a total of 1,659 yards rushing (138.2 yards per outing) as well as 14 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have given up 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 247.7 yards per game, which has them ranked 6th in the CFL.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (-4) and under 46 points
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