Power Sports *10* CFL Game of the Week (MONDAY) ~ INCREDIBLE 76-43 RUN L34 Days!
Edmonton vs. Calgary,
09/02/2019 16:30 EDT,
Score: 9 - 25
Total: -109/+48 Under
10* Under Edmonton/Calgary (4:30 ET): The CFL's fiercest rivalry is renewed on Labour Day w/ the second "Battle of Alberta" this season. The first went the way of the Stampeders, who were a 1-pt home dog in a 24-18 win four weeks ago. That game was started by Nick Arbuckle, who did an admirable job in guiding the Stamps to a 4-3 record in his seven starts. But it's back to Bo Levi Mitchell on Monday as the two-time Most Outstanding Player is set to return for the first time since Week 3. It's a tough spot to return though, facing an Edmonton defense that is good as any in the league. Take the Under.
The Eskimos are giving up just 19.8 PPG, second fewest in the league. They're also allowing just 260 yards per game, easily the fewest in the league. They're off a loss - and their worst defensive showing to date - 34-28 at home to Winnipeg last week. You can bet that the Edmonton stop unit will be looking to bounce back. Like Calgary, before going Over each of the last two games, the Eskimos had an Under streak of five straight games. The Stampeders' defense is also quite good, despite getting gashed for 40 points to Montreal two weeks ago. You can bet that being off a bye should benefit the Stamps' defense.
Note Edmonton lost last week despite allowing only 251 total yds. It's thus pretty shocking they allowed the 34 points. They held Calgary to 227 total yds in the first meeting. I understand that the faithful in Calgary are probably ecstatic over the return of Mitchell, but remember that Arbuckle was playing well (completed 86% of his pass attempts last week) and it's going to take some time for Mitchell to get back into form. Also, in three of its last six games, the Eskimos have failed to top 18 points. The Under is 8-2-1 their L11 road games. 10* Under Edmonton/Calgary