RedBlacks vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 10 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Aug 16, 2018

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The Blue Bombers conclude their three game home stand with a meeting against the Ottawa Redblacks.

Ottawa
11-7
AT
August 17, 2018, 8:30 PM ET
IG Field
Winnipeg
10-8
Pointspread +7 -120
Moneyline +210
Over / Under o +54.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Pointspread -7 +100
Moneyline -260
Over / Under u +54.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

The Bombers enter this game on a three game winning streak, all victories against East Division teams, and hope to add to that total when they play another east team. The Redblacks held off the Alouettes last week, and sit in first place in the East division.

Odds makers have named the Blue Bombers -7 point favourites in this tilt.

Betting Analysis

Since the beginning of the 2015 season, these two teams have met six times (3-3 SU) during the regular season, and once in a pre-season game (Ottawa 18-14, 2016). Entering this contest the Blue Bombers have won two straight games against the Redblacks, sweeping last season’s home and home series. Overall, the Bombers are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 games against teams with a winning record, and including last week are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight Friday night games. Meanwhile, the Redblacks are 22-7 ATS in their last 29 road games, but 3-7 ATS in their last ten games in the month of August.

Ottawa RedBlacks

The Redblacks are coming off their biggest offensive output of the season, 587 net yards, but squeaked past the Alouettes 24-17 with seconds left in the game. Quarterback Trever Harris was one completion away from tying a CFL record as he threw 44 completions (in 54 attempts) for 487 yards. So what happened? The Redblacks coughed up the ball for four fumbles (three of them lost) and one interception in the victory. In the past two games, Harris has thrown for 868 yards, and now sits third in CFL passing behind only Mike Reilly and Jeremiah Masoli. Receiver Diontae Spencer has been a favourite target as of late, catching 14 balls for 219 yards the last two games.

Running back William Powell had his best game in over a month racing for 104 yards on 17 carries, and that’s a positive for a team that has struggled to move the ball on the ground. Entering last week’s game with the Alouettes, the Redblacks were tied with the Als for the worst rushing yard average in the league (84.1 yards per game).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Blue Bombers hold the number one position in most CFL offensive categories. First place in points, offensive points, touchdowns, and the big one, team rushing yards. Through nine weeks of the season, the Bombers collectively have rushed for an average of 135.67 yards per game. Quarterback Matt Nichols has appeared in five regular season games and is 4-1 as a starter after coming off that pre-season injury. Despite the solid winning record he hasn’t been text book Nichols so far this season as he’s failed to throw for over 260 yards in any of his five starts, and has averaged only 210.6 yards per game.

Last season he averaged 263 yards per game. Nichols has completed 62.4 percent of his passes this season, which puts him last among CFL quarterbacks with at least 90 passes this year. Look for a breakout in this game against the Redblacks.

RedBlacks vs. Blue Bombers Prediction

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