Ottawa RedBlacks at Edmonton Eskimos – CFL Week 4 Preview and Pick
This Friday night in a 10 p.m. (ET) start at Commonwealth Stadium the Ottawa RedBlacks will go on the road to square off against the Edmonton Eskimos in a CFL Week 4 inter-division clash.
Ottawa at Edmonton Game Preview
The defending 2016 Grey Cup Champs are still looking for their first straight-up victory this season following a 0-2-1 start. The RedBlacks are 2-1 against the spread and the total has gone OVER BetAnySports’ closing line in two of the three games. Ottawa is coming off a stunning 26-25 loss to Toronto last week as a four-point home favorite and it has gone 5-2 ATS in its last seven games following a SU loss.
Scoring points has not been an issue this year for Ottawa with a scoring average of 31.7 points per game. Defense has been a whole other story with a points-allowed average of 33.3 over its first three outings. Quarterback Trevor Harris has completed an impressive 73.2 percent of his 123 passing attempts for 1,095 yards and a league-high seven touchdowns. Greg Ellingson leads the CFL in receiving yards with 369 and Brad Sinopoli is also in the top five with 266 yards receiving.
Edmonton is coming off a Week 3 bye after beating both British Columbia on the road as an underdog and Montreal at home as a favorite in its first two games. The total has stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line in both contests despite the Eskimos posting a combined 53 points on the scoreboard. They come into Friday’s game with an 8-2 record ATS in their last 10 games following a bye and the total has gone OVER in eight of their last 11 games following a SU win.
Mike Reilly is Edmonton’s starting quarterback and he has thrown for 601 yards and three touchdowns in his first two games. John White is the team’s leading rushing with 112 yards and he has been able to average 5.6 yards a carry. The Eskimos’ defense gave up 27 points in Week 1 against BC, but the following week it tightened things up by holding Montreal to 19 points in that four-point victory.
Ottawa at Edmonton Free Game Prediction
Ottawa is a better team than its early record indicates, but I am still laying the points on the Eskimos at BetAnySports in what should result as a SU win at home that covers ATS.