*10* CFL GAME OF THE WEEK (POWER SPORTS) ~ 5-0 SWEEP Thursday! 9-0 L3 Days!
Edmonton vs. Calgary,
08/03/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 18 - 24
Total: -106/+47 Under
10* Under Edmonton/Calgary (7:00 ET): This year's first edition of the "Battle of Alberta" goes down Saturday night in Calgary with the Stampeders hosting the provincial rival Eskimos. The Stamps are not their usual dominant selves (at least so far) this season, but are 4-2 SU and will be getting QB Bo Levi Mitchell back (hopefully) in about two weeks. But for now they're still w/o their starting QB and you can see the effect as the team's last four games have all stayed Under. You can say the same for Edmonton as well. Look for a low-scoring game Saturday night.
The last time we saw Edmonton was July 25th when we laid the points w/ them against Toronto. It was a double digit spread, but that hardly mattered in a 26-0 shutout. The Eskimos have now allowed just 26 points - total - the last three games. They are giving up the fewest points per game in the league at just 17.0. So the defense should get the job done here. While Calgary was also a winner last week - 17-16 over Ottawa in a Grey Cup rematch - they failed to get into the end zone. Fortunately for them, their defense has now allowed 16 pts or less in three of the last four games.
Stampeders' backup QB Nick Arbuckle has done a pretty decent job filling in for the injured Mitchell, but this will also be his first "Battle of Alberta." Same for Edmonton starter Trevor Harris. In fact, this is the first Edmonton-Calgary matchup not to have Mitchell or Mike Reilly starting going all the way back to 2012! The Eskimos are 7-1-1 Under their last nine road games while the Under is 8-3 in Calgary's last 11 August games. Edmonton's scoring average drops to 21.3 points per game on the road. In terms of yards allowed, these are the top two defenses in the league. 10* Under Edmonton/Calgary