All of the teams in CFL have clinched spots in the Grey Cup playoffs. Calgary initially looked like its playoff streak, which dated back to 2005, would be coming to an end. However, the Stampeders beat Saskatchewan two weeks ago to put pressure on the Roughriders to win last weekend.
Saskatchewan took a difficult loss, and now everyone making Winnipeg vs Calgary betting picks will see neither team has much to gain from this meeting. The Blue Bombers, who are the defending Grey Cup runner-up, have already clinched the division title.
Blue Bombers vs Stampeders Picks
Take Stampeders ML.
What each of these West Division teams would like to do is to gain the right amount of momentum to stay sharp for when the playoffs start.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary Stampeders Odds
The CFL odds haven’t been posted for this game yet. Much of who is favored will be determined by if either team decides to rest players. Keep an eye out closer to kickoff for odds for each team.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary Stampeders Information
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders
Location of the game: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta
Date & Time: Friday, Oct. 23, 2023 9:00 p.m.
How to watch: CFL+
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary Stampeders Analysis
Winnipeg closes with a flourish
The Blue Bombers cemented their place in the CFL standings with three straight wins to end the season. Winnipeg’s biggest of those victories was a 34-26 overtime win over BC on the road in Week 14. The Blue Bombers have the top rushing offense in the league, putting up 137.1 yards per game.
Winnipeg wide receiver Dalton Schoen is questionable. Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat is questionable with a hip injury.
Betting Trends to Know
- Winnipeg is 10-7 against the spread.
- The Blue Bombers are 4-1 against the spread in their past five games.
- Winnipeg has seen seven straight games over the total.
Stampeders find a way
Anyone looking at Winnipeg vs Calgary betting picks will see that Calgary’s passing defense has improved this year. The Stampeders are second in the league, only allowing 236.8 yards per game through the air. Calgary has struggled to be consistent on offense.
The Stampeders have the third-worst rushing attack in the league, only gaining 97.1 yards per game on the ground. However, Calgary showed a knack for it during its season-saving win over B.C. last week. The Stampeders finished with 213 yards on the ground.
Linebacker Charlie Moore is questionable with a head injury.
Betting Trends to Know
- Calgary is 9-8 against the spread.
- The Stampeders are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games.
- Calgary has seen 10 of its 17 games go under the total.
- The Stampeders have seen four of their past five games go under the total.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary Stampeders Betting Picks
Calgary will be the team in this game that plays on the CFL schedule next week. While the Stampeders should feel confident they can go on the road and beat B.C. again, the Stampeders won’t want to relax too much. Calgary is 6-11 on the season and has had long stretches of ineffectiveness. The Stampeders will avoid that with a win here.
The over/under in this game feels like it should go under. Winnipeg won’t be looking to push the issue here. The Blue Bombers also haven’t been effective at moving the ball against Calgary this season.
Depending on who is in the lineup, people making Winnipeg vs Calgary betting picks should feel comfortable backing the Stampeders on the spread. Getting a good result here should be more important for Calgary.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary Stampeders Prediction
- CFL Pick: Calgary ML