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CFL Friday Night: Blue Bombers Host REDBLACKS

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Blue Bombers Flying High Into Week 10

The Ottawa RedBlacks and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers open Week 10 of CFL action on Friday when they meet at Investors Group Field. Both teams may have the same records, but they are heading in different directions.

Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN, RDS and ESPN+.

Oddsmakers have Winnipeg as 6.5-point favorites. The total has settled at 54.5.

The Bombers had a slow start out of the gate with rookie quarterback Chris Streveler at the controls. They have surged to three straight victories against eastern conference opponents and sit tied for second in the West.

Ottawa has gotten the job done more often than not without looking very dominant. A 23-point win over the Riders back in Week 2 is set aside. The REDBLACKS have two unconvincing wins against Montreal. Add in a late-game collapse against the Argos in Week 8.

Their play has left the door open in the East Division.

The CFL schedule eases toward the season’s second half.  The division races are heating up. Games like Friday’s become ever more important. Winnipeg will see it as a winnable home game. The REDBLACKS will see this as a game they could pick up on their divisional rivals.

Blue Bombers are Formidable at Home

There is little doubt that Investors Group Field has been an unwelcoming place for eastern conference visitors. They gave Hamilton a 29-23 loss. Toronto a 40-14 beat-down.

The Bombers are 4-1 overall against the East this season.

Winnipeg was a 29-23 winner in its last matchup at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. They earned a push of the -6-point spread as favorites. The total score of 52 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

One of the major story-lines entering Friday’s game is the running back battle. Winnipeg’s Andrew Harris leads the league with 720 rush yards. Ottawa’s William Powell ranks second with 608.

The Bombers will make one change to the roster that downed the Ticats last week. Ryan Lankford enters in place of the Weston Dressler, who started the last six games.

REDBLACKS Offense Was on Tilt Last Week

Ottawa won its last outing, a 24-17 win against the Montreal Alouettes on August 11. The RedBlacks failed to cover in that game as a -14-point favorite. The 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Ottawa’s own offense will be looking to build on a strong 587-yard performance in last week’s victory.

The REDBLACKS defense hopes to get a boost with the return of Anthony Cioffi at SAM linebacker. The young Rutgers product recorded seven tackles, two sacks and scored a touchdown in his last two outings prior to missing the Montreal game.

Mike Klassen will slide onto the interior part of the D-line. He is replacing George Uko who is on the one-game injured list. Klassen has seen his share of snaps in rotation duty this season. He has recording 16 tackles and a sack in eight games.

Ottawa has had increasingly strong production from rookie receiver R.J. Harris. The University of New Hampshire alum has had 50 or more receiving yards in each of the team’s last four games. He hauled in his first career touchdown last week against the Alouettes.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Ottawa 5-3 3-5 25.00 23.12 1.88 1-3 2-2 3-5 2-2 1-3
Winnipeg 5-3 5-2-1 33.50 21.25 12.25 3-0-1 2-2 5-3 3-1 2-2
Power Stats

Yards Per Point

Name Offense Defense Differential
OTT 16.02 15.88 0.14
WIN 11.22 16.45 -5.23

Yards Per Pass

Name Offense Defense Differential
OTT 11.32 12.62 -1.3
WIN 11.84 10.22 1.62

Yards Per Rush

Name Offense Defense Differential
OTT 4.34 4.71 -0.37
WIN 6.11 5.13 0.98
Team Records

Ottawa RedBlacks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 5-3 3-1 2-2 3-5 1-3 2-2 25.00 23.13 1.87
vs Conf 3-1 1-0 2-1 2-2 0-1 2-1 28.50 23.00 5.50
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 28.67 24.67 4.00

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 5-3 3-1 2-2 5-2-1 3-0-1 2-2 33.50 21.25 12.25
vs Conf 1-2 1-1 0-1 2-1 2-0 0-1 29.33 24.00 5.33
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-0-1 1-0-1 1-0 35.67 19.00 16.67

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 25.00 5 21.25 2
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 283.50 3 248.25 5
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 93.25 6 120.50 6
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 33.50 1 23.13 4
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 204.75 6 280.75 7
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 117.75 2 77.50 3

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Ottawa 4-6 3-7 6-4 24.40 130.70 5.91 35.80 65.64 275.00 413.50 1.90
Winnipeg 6-4 7-3 6-4 28.00 95.20 5.23 34.20 65.79 281.50 385.60 2.00

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Sep 22, 2017 OTT WIN 9-29 115 151 266 3 192 358 553 1
Aug 4, 2017 WIN OTT 33-30 97 300 416 0 130 252 393 1
Nov 4, 2016 WIN OTT 33-20 136 302 451 2 112 155 284 2
Oct 29, 2016 OTT WIN 23-10 134 323 472 1 106 270 395 3
Oct 24, 2015 OTT WIN 27-20 128 397 541 3 19 264 313 3
Oct 16, 2015 WIN OTT 24-27 74 236 315 4 91 351 461 2
Oct 3, 2014 WIN OTT 20-42 70 223 293 3 188 289 477 2
Jul 3, 2014 OTT WIN 28-36 86 241 327 0 67 307 374 2
Sep 16, 2005 WIN OTT 37-21 149 198 347 0 197 280 477 2
Aug 19, 2005 OTT WIN 17-38 126 311 437 3 42 357 399 2

CFL Betting Odds and Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Ottawa RedBlacks

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Aug 11, 2018 MON 24-17 W -14/50 L/U 114 473 601 103 144 271 3 H
Aug 2, 2018 TOR 41-42 L -6.5/48 L/O 46 377 427 131 297 433 -1 A
Jul 28, 2018 HAM 21-15 W 6/55 W/U 65 268 338 31 310 383 -1 A
Jul 20, 2018 BC 29-25 W -7/53 L/O 67 355 430 119 325 444 -1 H
Jul 12, 2018 CAL 3-27 L 3/54 L/U 35 115 169 133 242 383 5 H

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Aug 10, 2018 HAM 29-23 W -6/57.5 P/U 90 169 270 139 221 390 -1 H
Jul 27, 2018 TOR 40-14 W -10/53.5 W/O 92 274 366 157 212 393 -4 H
Jul 21, 2018 TOR 38-20 W -3.5/52 W/O 184 236 429 22 143 173 0 A
Jul 14, 2018 BC 17-20 L -4.5/55 L/U 187 203 401 73 324 399 2 A
Jul 7, 2018 BC 41-19 W -6.5/55.5 W/O 152 207 359 107 158 280 -3 H

Next up:

Ottawa home to Montreal Friday, August 31
Winnipeg at Calgary Saturday, August 25

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