Elks vs. RedBlacks Prediction: CFL Week 11 Point Spread, Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Aug 18, 2022

Week 11 in the CFL kicks off Friday night in Ottawa with the first game of a home-and-home series between the Redblacks and Edmonton Elks.

August 19, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TD Place Stadium
Pointspread +4 -115
Moneyline +161
Over / Under o +48.5
Pointspread -4 -105
Moneyline -193
Over / Under u +48.5

It’s the bottom of the barrel to kick off Week 11 CFL action as the last place team in each division will meet in Ottawa on Friday night.  The Redblacks are coming off a bye week and sit last in the East with a 1-7 record.  The Edmonton Elks are last in the West at 2-7 and dropped a 34-24 home decision against Saskatchewan last week.

Ottawa is a 4.5-point favourite to win on the CFL odds, with a total of 48.0

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The Redblacks took both games between these teams last season, winning 16-12 in Edmonton in Week 1 and 34-24 in Ottawa in Week 9.

Getting away from Commonwealth Stadium could be a fresh break for the Elks as both their wins this season have come on the road.  They’re 3-6 against the spread overall in 2022, but they’ve failed to cover in five of their last six games against Ottawa.  The total has gone Over in seven of Edmonton’s nine games this season, including all five on the road.

The Redblacks are still searching for their first win at home this season after opening the year 0-4 at TD Place.  They’re 3-5 ATS overall and 0-4 ATS at home.  The total has gone Under in five of eight games for Ottawa this season.

Edmonton Elks

It has been an absolute disaster for the Elks at Commonwealth Stadium.  After going winless at home last season, the streak has continued into 2022.  A road game could be beneficial to Edmonton as they have lost 12 straight home games dating back to Oct. 12, 2019.  Quarterback Taylor Cornelius struggled to generate offence in the air last week, although he was better on the ground.  Cornelius was 13-of-23 passing, finishing with 209 yards and an interception.  He added a game-high 86 rushing yards and two touchdowns on seven carries.  Kenny Lawler was the top receiver with 105 yards on six catches.

Edmonton didn’t practice Monday, so there’s been no official injury report.  It’s unlikely quarterback Tre Ford will return after he was added to the six-game injured list last week.  Ford has missed the last four games after suffering a collarbone injury in the first quarter of a Week 5 blowout loss against Calgary.  Coming into last week’s game, the Elks had a league-high 79 players appear in at least one game this season.

Ottawa RedBlacks

The Redblacks went into last week’s bye with a whimper, managing just three points in their Week 9 home loss against the injury riddled Stampeders.  Quarterback Caleb Evans struggled on offence, completing just 10 of 21 pass attempts for 66 yards and an interception.  Nick Arbuckle took over in the third quarter and wasn’t much better.  Arbuckle managed to go 17-of-23 passing, finishing with 186 yards, but he threw for no touchdowns and was picked off twice.  Nate Behar was the top target and finished with 78 receiving yards on seven catches.

Ottawa was missing several players at Monday’s practice.  Defensive backs Douglas Coleman (hamstring), Justin Howell (shoulder) and Monshadrik Hunter (hamstring) and receivers RJ Harris (hip) and Darvin Adams (personal) all missed practice.  They joined an injury list that already includes William Powell (knee) and linebackers Adam Auclair (hand) and Tyron Vrede (shoulder).

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