Blue Bombers vs. RedBlacks Prediction: CFL Week 2 Point Spread, Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jun 16, 2022

The Blue Bombers aim to remain undefeated in the early going of the CFL season when they visit Ottawa on Friday for the second half of a home-and-home series with the RedBlacks.

Winnipeg
15-3
AT
June 17, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
TD Place Stadium
Ottawa
4-14
Pointspread -1 -120
Moneyline -130
Over / Under o +45.5

74%

Betting Action

26%

Pointspread +1 +100
Moneyline +110
Over / Under u +45.5

74%

Betting Action

26%

The Blue Bombers opened their schedule last week with a narrow 19-17 win over the visiting RedBlacks, extending their current head-to-head win streak to four games.

After falling well short of covering as 10-point favourites in their Week 1 date with the RedBlacks, the Blue Bombers look to Friday’s date in Ottawa as 2.5-point chalk on the CFL Week 2 odds. In addition to sporting -115 odds to cover the spread, Winnipeg is also pegged as a -147 moneyline bet, while the RedBlacks lag as +122 underdogs. The total in Friday’s matchup is listed at 45.5.

CFL Week 2 Odds and Betting

Friday night’s matchup at TD Place Stadium marks the second and final regular season meeting between these clubs. With last week’s win, the Blue Bombers improved to 7-1 straight up in their past eight meetings with the RedBlacks. That run features four straight outright and against the spread victories in the nation’s capital. While Winnipeg struggled to generate offence last week, the squad has produced steady offence on the road, averaging 33.8 points per game during their current 4-0-0 run in Ottawa. Conversely, the RedBlacks’ recent offensive struggles when facing Winnipeg continued in Week 1. Ottawa has tallied an average of just 10.7 points over their past three dates with the Bombers. In addition, the RedBlacks face a huge challenge to overcome their recent dismal performance at home, where they have posted just one outright win in 15 contests since July 2019. However, they face a Winnipeg squad that has covered just once in their past five road dates.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Last year’s offensive juggernaut stumbled out of the gate in Week 1. Indeed, a ferocious Ottawa defence harassed Zach Collaros all night before a big hit in the fourth quarter forced him to leave the game. Collaros looks good to go after returning to practice this week, but has plenty of work to do. Collaros mustered just 188 passing yards and one score while going 18-for-26. In addition, the Bombers struggled mightily to move the ball on the ground, racking up just 50 total yards. On a positive note, the Blue Bombers have avoided any major injuries, with linebacker Jesse Briggs the only player confirmed out for Friday’s contest.

Ottawa RedBlacks

Jeremiah Masoli enjoyed a steady debut as the RedBlacks’ starting quarterback in last week’s season opener, connecting on 24-of-34 pass attempts for 380 yards. However, he was able to find the end zone on just once again. Despite their continued struggles to score, Masoli showed great chemistry with former Hamilton teammate Jaelon Acklin, who made six catches for 143 yards. However, the Ottawa backfield has been hit by the injury bug, with rushers William Powell and Brendan Gillanders both listed as out, while Jackson Bennett remains questionable after missing practice this week.

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