Blue Bombers vs. Stampeders Prediction: CFL Week 11 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Aug 23, 2018

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened as big underdogs in Week 11 against a Calgary Stampeders squad that just lost its first game of the season.

Winnipeg
10-8
AT
August 25, 2018, 3:30 PM ET
McMahon Stadium
Calgary
13-5
Pointspread +8.5 -115
Moneyline +275
Over / Under o +53.5

69%

Betting Action

31%

Pointspread -8.5 -105
Moneyline -355
Over / Under u +53.5

69%

Betting Action

31%

Both of these teams enter this game coming off significant losses during Week 10. Now both are looking for large bounce back games. Many CFL insiders have stated that these are the best teams in the West division, and this game could be a preview of a future playoff game. Oddsmakers have the Stampeders marked as heavy favorites -9 on the CFL odds board.

CFL Betting Analysis

The Stampeders enter this game with a perfect 4-0 record on home field. In fact, the last time the Stamps lost a game at McMahon Stadium was Nov. 3 of last year at the hands of the Blue Bombers (23-5), where they did not score a touchdown. The two teams did split the season series, with Calgary knocking off the Bombers 29-10 during Week 3 of the 2017 season. Surprisingly the Stamps are 7-2 to the under in their last nine games overall and 8-2 to the under in their last 10 games in Calgary during the month of August. Head-to-head the under has been in play between these two teams, as it’s gone 5-2-2 in the last nine meetings.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Blue Bombers struggled on home turf last week against the Redblacks, outclassed the entire game, and beaten on most situations. Quarterback Matt Nichols threw for a season high-291 yards (still looking for his first 300 yard game of the season), left the game due to injury and returned later to a chorus of boos. There was one standout on offence, as receiver Darvin Adams hauled in eight passes for 162 yards – by far his best effort of the season. On the defensive side of the ball the Bombers will have to be a lot more disciplined if they hope to get a win in Calgary, where they have only won one victory in the last four tries. Last week, the Blue and Gold gave up a season high-500 yards against and took 11 penalties for 80 yards. Winnipeg entered the game as one of the three least-penalized teams in the league.

Calgary Stampeders

The Stampeders dropped a 40-27 decision last week in Regina that saw the visiting side make a ton of mistakes. The Roughriders blocked a punt for a touchdown, intercepted the ball for a touchdown, and had a commanding 24-6 halftime lead. The Stamps also fumbled the ball three times and lost all three. It just wasn’t a very good game for the now 7-1 franchise. They still sit comfortably in first place in the West division, two points up on second place-Edmonton and four points up on third place-Winnipeg. The last time the Stampeders allowed 40 or more points in a game was July 29, 2016 against the BC Lions (44-41 Calgary win). Statistically, they have the top ranked-defence in the league, allowing an average of 15.75 points per game.

Blue Bombers vs. Stampeders Prediction

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