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Stampeders at Redbacks 6/23/17 - CFL Picks & Predictions

Ottawa Redbacks vs Calgary Stampeders Odds & Info

Game Ottawa Redbacks vs Calgary Stampeders
Date & Time Friday June 23, 2017, 7:30 PM (EDT)
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Latest odds
CGY -2.5 Total 55
TV Channel
TSN

After finishing 15-2-1 last season and storming through the CFL Western Division, The Calgary Stampeders lost to Ottawa in the Grey Cup. The Stampeders are hoping for revenge as they open up the 2017 season against the RedBlacks. Gunslinger Bo Levi Mitchell once again is behind center for Calgary and aims to improve upon the 5300 yards he threw for last season.

Mitchell has a variety of underrated targets including DaVaris Daniels (51 receptions, 885 yards, 9 touchdowns), and Anthony Parker (51, 654, 4) to throw the ball. Running Back Jerome Messam is another player to watch on offense for Calgary and ran for nearly 1200 yards and caught 54 passes last season.
After winning the Grey Cup last year, the Ottawa RedBlacks are hoping to make it back to back in 2017. Quarterback Trevor Harris will be behind center full time for the RedBlacks this season after splitting time with Henry Burris last year. Harris managed to throw for 3301 yards and 16 touchdowns last year and should improve upon those numbers in 2017.

Wide Receiver Greg Ellingson returns after a 2016 season in which he caught 76 passes for 1260 yards and 4 touchdowns and figures to post similar numbers this season. A pair of former Toronto Argonauts, Kenny Shaw and Diontae Spencer figure to be additional top targets for Trevor Harris. The running back position is a little unsettled for Ottawa as neither Mossis Madu Jr or William Powell have established themselves thus far.

Recent Betting Trends

Stampeders are 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games in June.

RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
Under is 18-3 in Stampeders last 21 games in June.
Over is 5-0 in RedBlacks last 5 games as a home underdog.

Free CFL Pick:

Calgary Stampeders -2.5

We give little to no edge for home-field advantage in CFL early season play and think that makes Calgary a near stone-cold lock to open up Friday Night CFL play. Lay the small number with confidence here, Final Score Prediction, Calgary Stampeders win and cover ATS 31-25.

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