*10* CFL GAME OF THE MONTH (Power Sports) ~ *RED HOT* 7-2 CFL RUN!
Calgary vs. Edmonton,
09/07/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 33 - 17
Point Spread: -2½/-110 Edmonton
10* Edmonton (7:00 ET): For the second week in a row, these Alberta rivals will meet. Calgary is 2-0 in the season series, including a 25-9 win last week. They'd won 24-18 earlier in the year, but the "catch" is that both games took place at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. Edmonton certainly isn't going to take those losses lightly and now w/ the homefield advantage for the first time, we expect them to exact some revenge. We won w/ the Under in each of the first two meetings and expect that Eskimos defense (still #1 in the league) to "show up" here after LW's poor performance. Lay the short number.
The Eskimos gave up a season-high 462 yards last week as QB Bo Levi Mitchell made his return for the Stampeders. That was the big storyline heading into the game and we'd thought there was a good chance Mitchell might struggle in his first start in nearly two months. Turns out that wasn't the case. Although, it was really the Stamps' ground game that got things going as they went for over 200 yards rushing. Now let's see how Mitchell performs on the road. Calgary isn't going to run the ball that effectively again, that's for sure.
The Eskimos defense still allows just 278.9 yards and 20.3 points per game, which rank 1st and 3rd in the league respectively. Last week saw Calgary have not only the homefield edge, but also the advantage of being off a bye. Neither of those situations are present this week. The Stampeders have lost two of their last three road games with the one win coming by a single point. Edmonton is now off B2B losses, so they're motivated by more than just revenge here. It was the worst offensive game of the season last week for the Eskimos, but they should bounce back at home where they've gone 4-1 SU this season, winning by an average of nearly 10 PPG. 10* Edmonton