Winnipeg @ Calgary
Calgary +3½ -105 over Winnipeg

Pinnacle +3½ -105 BET365 +3½ -105 Sportsinteraction +3½ -105 888Sport +3½ -105

Posted at 10:15 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

Calgary +3½ over Winnipeg

7:00 PM EST. The Blue Bombers have not lived up to expectations so far this season, starting the year 0-3. Quarterback Zach Collaros, who did not play in the preseason and has been slow out of the gate is hampered by a depleted receiving corps. Star wideout Dalton Schoen, along with two-time All-Star Kenny Lawler and Keric Wheatfall, who led the team in receiving yards in Week 2, are all on the injured list. Additionally, Winnipeg's offensive line has been shaky, further complicating their offensive efforts.

The Bombers' defense has also been problematic, losing key players in the offseason and struggling with injuries to defensive linemen Celestin Haba, Cam Lawson, and Miles Fox. This lack of defensive pressure was evident last week when the Lions torched Winnipeg for nearly 400 passing yards and over 100 rushing yards in that 26-24 final. In Week 2, the Bombers gave up 238 in the air and 129 yards on the ground in Ottawa, and in Week 1, they gave up 254 yards passing and 73 yards rushing to the Alouettes.

On the other side, the Calgary Stampeders are 1-1 after a bye last week and while the sample size is small, they have shown some offensive efficiency, led by quarterback Jake Maier. Maier tops the league in adjusted completion percentage (86.4%) and passing grade (93.2%) according to Pro Football Focus. While Maier struggles under pressure, he faces a Winnipeg defense that ranks last in pass rush win rate (30.9%) and has allowed the most completions of 30+ yards (7). This should allow Maier ample time to exploit the Blue Bombers' secondary. Winnipeg is a mess right now and cannot be trusted to spot points on the road. The Stamps are the prudent play here and we’re taking the points. 

Sherwood

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Our Pick

Calgary +3½ -105 (Risking 2.10 units - To Win: 2.00)

Edmonton -3½ -105 over Ottawa