CFL Picks: Ottawa RedBlacks vs. Edmonton Eskimos Grey Cup Odds

Frank Doyle | Updated Oct 24, 2018

The Edmonton Eskimos are favoured to win their 14th title in the 103rd Grey Cup against the Ottawa Redblacks.

Ottawa Redblacks vs. Edmonton Eskimos

When: Sunday Nov. 29, 6 p.m.

Where: Investors Group Field, Winnipeg

Grey Cup Point Spread: Eskimos 7-point favourites

Ottawa Redblacks

Can the 40-year-old quarterback Henry Burris get it done one more time? It shouldn’t shock anyone if he does help the Redblacks pull this one out even though the 103rd Grey Cup point spread has them listed as 7-point underdogs. Burris, who has won two Grey Cups could also be in the running for his second Outstanding Player award after throwing for almost 5,700 yards with 26 touchdowns this season. With Burris at the helm, the Redblacks can move the chains, but can will Ottawa’s defence hold? The Redblacks allowed more than 25 points per game in the regular season.

Edmonton Eskimos

The Eskimos’ biggest challenge of the season was last weekend’s test against the Calgary Stampeders and one they passed easily with a 45-31 victory. Edmonton ranks first in total defence and third in total offence so there isn’t much this team can’t do. What’s really scary about this team is that it is really finding its offensive rhythm with at least 40 points in each of the last three games. When you combine that with a defence allowing fewer than 19 points per game, it’s no surprise to see the Grey Cup point spread favouring Edmonton by 7 points. If you’re looking for a possible Grey Cup MVP, look no further than Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly. He accounted for five total touchdowns last week and didn’t turn the ball over.

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The last time these teams shared the same field was July 17, so to say a lot has changed since then is an understatement. Back then Ottawa had dropped to a .500 team before going on a roll to finish 12-6. If any team can make this a tough test for Edmonton, it’s the Redblacks but this Eskimos team is extremely well balanced. Eventually, you have to think the Eskimos’ quality on both sides of the ball takes over.

Score: Edmonton Eskimos 33, Ottawa Redblacks 21.

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