Stampeders vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 4 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Aug 26, 2021

Jake Maier, Stampeders, 2021

Quarterback Jake Maier threw for 304 yards in his first career CFL start last week in a victory over the Alouettes.

August 29, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
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The Blue Bombers and Stampeders will wrap up week four of the CFL season with a rare Sunday night game in Winnipeg.

The Stampeders are coming off their first win of the season, while the Bombers are coming off their first loss of the season entering this contest.

CFL Odds and Betting

This will be the first time these two teams have met since the Bombers knocked off the Stampeders in Calgary in the West semi-final back in 2019.

Dating back to August 8, 2019, the Blue Bombers have won three of the last four games. Winnipeg is also 3-1 in their last four games against the Stampeders in Winnipeg dating back to the 2017 season.

The Bombers are 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games as a home favourite against West division opponents. Calgary is 0-6 against the spread in their last six games against the West division.

Of note, the over is a perfect 4-0 in the last four games played between these two teams.

Calgary Stampeders

The chips were down early last week when the Stampeders announced that franchise Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was placed on a 6-game IR, opening up the many question marks on offence.

Jake Maier made his first CFL start on Friday and it was a slow one. Maier threw two early interceptions, but once the jitters were gone that quickly changed in a hurry. Maier passed for 304 yards helping the Stamps to their first win of the season in a 28-22 victory over the Alouettes.

Calgary had a pair of receivers go over the century mark in yardage as Josh Huff collected five receptions for 128 yards and Markeith Ambles also hauled up five catches for a career-best 113 yards in the win.

Mike Rose and Derek Wiggan were massive pieces for the Stampeders on the defensive line. The Stamps didn’t sack Vernon Adams Jr., but put him under constant pressure and forced him to make several bad throws. If Calgary can apply similar pressure to Zach Collaros on Sunday, it could be a long night for the Bombers pivot.

Ka’Deem Carey is ranked third in rushing with 185 yards on 43 carries but has yet to gain 100 yards in a game this season.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Blue Bombers were cruising along with two straight wins to start the year; the defence was shutting down opponents and the offence was moving the ball with some consistency. But that all changed this past Saturday afternoon with a loss in Toronto.

In wins against the Tiger-Cats and Argos, the Bombers allowed 13 combined points, but Argos Quarterback Nick Arbuckle changed that in Winnipeg’s last game against the Argos. The boatmen tore apart the Bombers defence for 310 yards and 30 points. Time of possession leaned heavily in favour of the Argos by a margin of 39:46 minutes to 20:14. Simply put, the defence was on the field for too much time. The Bombers had four quarterback sacks and four forced fumbles but looked tired at times.

The Bombers were dismal on offence rushing for a combined 32 yards in the game and 236 yards through the air with a good chunk of it happening on the team’s final drive late in the fourth quarter. To put it into perspective, the Bombers offence managed only 12 first downs the entire game and had only four heading into the fourth quarter.

Of note, Saturday’s loss was the first for Zach Collaros as a Bomber. He is now 6-1 in seven career starts with the Blue and Gold. He completed only 55% of his passes for 204 yards, two touchdowns and an interception: statically his worst game as a Bomber. There has been plenty of talk that Andrew Harris could be ready to start his first CFL game of the season Sunday night, which would be a massive boost to this struggling offence.

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