Stampeders vs. Blue Bombers picks and odds: Fade Calgary in tough road spot


Two undefeated groups will battle within the CFL for the second straight week because the Calgary Stampeders face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The pregame narrative: Each the Stampeders and Blue Bombers are coming off of performances the place they put 40-plus factors on the board. Winnipeg enters this matchup an ideal 5-0 whereas Calgary is 4-0.

Take a look at our Stampeders vs. Blue Bombers picks for July 15.

Stampeders vs. Blue Bombers picks overview

  • Blue Bombers -3.5 factors (-114)
  • Over 46.5 factors (-114)
  • Blue Bombers over 24.5 factors (-127)

Stampeders vs. Blue Bombers picks

Greatest wager: Blue Bombers -3.5 factors (-114)

Winnipeg hadn’t performed a sport this season the place it regarded like its offence was firing on all cylinders getting into Week 5. Leaving Week 5, nevertheless, there are fewer questions concerning the Blue Bombers on that facet of the ball.

Winnipeg’s offence erupted for 43 factors in opposition to the surging BC Lions. Zach Collaros went an environment friendly 23-for-30 via the air for a tidy 288 passing yards and three touchdowns within the win. Receivers Dalton Schoen and Greg Ellingson every topped 95 receiving yards, hauling in all the workforce’s receiving touchdowns within the victory. The 21-point overcome the Lions served as a reminder that the Bombers are nonetheless the category of the league.

Dalton Schoen hauled in 117 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 5. Dalton Schoen hauled in 117 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 5. Photo by Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press.

The Stamps are additionally undefeated this 12 months, however their ledger isn’t overly spectacular. Calgary has bested the Montreal Alouettes and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, plus the Edmonton Elks twice. Their opponents have a mixed document of 2-11 this 12 months which doesn’t do a lot to inform us how robust Calgary is.

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It’s not just like the Stampeders have made gentle work of this weak competitors, both. Three of Calgary’s wins got here by one rating, and two have been by a measly three factors.

We’re fading the Stamps, who discover themselves on the highway for a second straight week.

Key stat: Winnipeg’s 17.0 factors in opposition to per sport this season are the fewest within the CFL this season.

Fast picks

Over 46.5 factors (-114): We just like the over to hit in Week 6 after each groups cruised to 40-plus level performances in Week 5. The Stampeders particularly have been a superb overs workforce this 12 months as they’ve cleared this complete in all 4 of their video games. Winnipeg additionally seems to be figuring issues out on the offensive facet of the ball after a sluggish begin, and we’re betting the Blue Bombers put up some factors.

Blue Bombers over 24.5 factors (-127): As talked about above, the Stamps haven’t confronted a gauntlet of powerful opponents this 12 months. They’ve nonetheless allowed their opposition to clear this line in two of the 4 video games they’ve performed regardless of that. Winnipeg has topped this quantity in two of its 4 video games this season, and can attempt to catch Calgary’s defence in a troublesome spot because it performs its second straight sport on the highway.

Odds as of 11:33 a.m. on 07/13/2022.


Steven Psihogios writes about sports activities betting for NorthStar Bets. NorthStar Bets is owned by NordStar Capital, which additionally owns Torstar, the Star’s dad or mum firm. Comply with him on Twitter: @StevenPsihogios

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