Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders Prediction, 10/27/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-8.5)
The Calgary Stampeders (6-11) play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (13-4) at McMahon Stadium on Friday. Calgary opens this matchup as 8.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 49.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Zach Collaros and Jake Maier.
In their last outing the Blue Bombers played the Elks and earned the win by a score of 45-25. Zach Collaros went 13/16 with 125 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Brady Oliveira led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 72 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 5.1 yards per carry. Kenny Lawler led the team in receiving yardage by earning 98 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 16.3 yards per reception during the game.
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The Blue Bombers have attained 7,041 total yards for the year. Offensively they average 137.1 yards on the ground which is 1st in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Winnipeg has totaled 40 touchdowns through the air and 19 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hold an average of 32.8 PPG.
The Blue Bombers are ranked 1st in the CFL concerning team defense, allowing 21.4 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt and 87.3 yards on the ground per game for the year. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,484 yards via the ground game in 17 outings. When talking about yards through the air, the Blue Bombers have conceded 3,670 yards which ranks them 1st in the league. Over the course of their 17 games, they have surrendered 215.9 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 60.3%. For the year, they have allowed 303.2 yards per game which puts them 1st in the league.
The last time they took the field the Stampeders played the Lions and earned the win by a score of 41-16. Peyton Logan paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 39 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 105 yards on 8 carries which meant he was running for 13.0 yards per run. Reggie Begelton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 66 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 16.5 yards per reception for the game. Jake Maier went 10/21 with 123 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception.
For the year so far, the Stampeders have thrown for a total of 3,918 yards via the pass as well as an average of 230.5 passing yards per game, ranking them 7th in the CFL. The Calgary Stampeders maintain an average of 327.8 yards per game which has them sitting 7th in the CFL. They are averaging 97.3 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,654 yards in total. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Stampeders rank 5th in the CFL holding an average of 23.5 points per contest.
The Stampeders are surrendering 25.6 PPG, which has them ranked 5th in the league. In total, they have allowed 435 total points. Calgary has surrendered a total of 2,074 rushing yards (122.0 yards per game) in addition to 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have surrendered 24 touchdowns through the air and 223.2 yards/contest, which has them sitting 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-8.5)
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