Odds Are Split when Calgary Meets Winnipeg, Again
It’s a rematch between the CFL’s best teams as the Calgary Stampeders get a second crack at the unbeaten Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This time around, the Stamps welcome the Blue Bombers at pick’em odds per the CFL football betting lines. Calgary has won four of its last five games playing host to Winnipeg so can it finally snap the Bombers’ unbeaten streak?
Bombers Struggle in McMahon Stadium
The Bombers have looked unbeatable since last season. But the last time they lost, they were in McMahon Stadium. Granted, this was the last game of the 2021 regular season and many of the starters on both sides either missed the game or only played portions of it.
Winnipeg did blast the Stampeders 35-14 in their last meeting in Calgary prior to this (2019 season). But this remains Winnipeg’s only win in Cowtown in their last five visits. Of course, Winnipeg is a lot better than its 2018 version. But both teams still have the same core of players and coaching staff.
Judging by how Winnipeg has looked, the Blue Bombers appear to be slowing They barely got by Calgary two weeks ago and then escaped Edmonton in what was a forgettable game for the offense. But as long as their defense remains elite, the Bombers are worth every bet online.
Stampeders Had That Extra Week of Prep
Under coach Dave Dickenson, the Stampeders are 8-2 in the regular season coming off a bye. As one of the most polished coaches, giving Dickenson & Co. an extra week to prepare makes Calgary awfully dangerous. The banged-up Stampeders also needed that break to recuperate.
Bo Levi Mitchell had his worst game of the season against Winnipeg, throwing for just 187 yards and going 12-of-28 on pass attempts. It’s clear he’s not the same quarterback that was a perennial Most Outstanding Player candidate. But he’s still familiar with the Bombers’ defense and his backup, Jake Maier, has been solid when he enters the field.
Calgary’s defense has also been just as good as Winnipeg’s. The Stamps’ passing defense, in particular, allows just 217.5 yards at home. If Calgary can continue to frustrate Zach Collaros, it can keep Winnipeg at striking range. And when it does, it could finish the job this time.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders Head-to-Head
Winnipeg and Calgary have been evenly matched in recent meetings. The teams are split 5-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games against each other. The Stampeders have a sizable edge at home with a 4-1 record, straight-up, against Winnipeg. The total has gone over and under five times apiece in their last 10 meetings.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders Game Info
- Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (7-0) vs Calgary Stampeders (4-1)
- Location: McMahon Stadium
- Day/Time: Saturday, July 30, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders Betting Lines
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||pk -110||46½-110o|
|Calgary Stampeders||pk -110||46½-110u|
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders Prediction
The Bombers opened as one-point underdogs but thankfully, the online gambling line moved in their direction and we can now take Calgary at a pick’em price. Winnipeg has found ways to win close games but part of it is also being lucky. The Stampeders were one dropped pass away from taking the Bombers to overtime.
This time, Calgary should edge Winnipeg given that the Stamps have had extra time to prepare while the Bombers haven’t had a break and look gassed. We predicted a shakeup in the CFL Power Rankings for a reason.