Kick-off: 1930 EDT, 05/08/2022
Stadium: TD Place
Ottawa did well to get their first win of the season at Toronto last weekend but may find it tough to follow up when entertaining Calgary.
The Stampeders rattled off four straight victories before being derailed by two losses to Winnipeg and will be determined to get back on track.
We think 4.1 for the visitors to prevail by 1-6 points is the way to go with our first Ottawa Redblacks vs Calgary Stampeders prediction.
Ottawa Redblacks Odds
Ottawa conceded plenty of points in slipping to 0-6 but their defence got it together in a 23-13 triumph over the Argonauts.
After the first half ended all square at BMO Field, the Redblacks posted 10 unanswered points after the interval.
Young quarterback Caleb Evans completed 24 of 29 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns in just his third start.
Jaelon Acklin reeled in seven of those throws for 144 yards and a touchdown and told TSN: “It’s just nice to finally get a win.
“It’s been tough, especially the way that we lost the last couple of games. You feel relieved. Now we just need to keep rolling.”
Evans mixed things up nicely on offence, which allowed Ottawa to control the tempo and the clock.
A similar gameplan here would make Ottawa Redblacks vs Calgary Stampeders odds.
Calgary Stampeders Odds
Calgary got off to a flying start this term, following up a trio of tight wins with a 49-6 romp at Edmonton.
Unfortunately, the Stampeders then ran into all-conquering Winnipeg, losing 29-16 on the road and 35-28 on home turf.
Dave Dickenson’s side were competitive in both matches, though, before being worn down late on by the league’s outstanding team.
Last weekend, they led 25-24 going into the fourth quarter thanks to a solid ground game and some impressive plays by Bo Levi Mitchell.
However, after the Blue Bombers finished strongly, Mitchell admitted: “They are a better football team than we are at this moment.
“Hopefully, they won’t be at the end of the season and we have a lot to learn from them.
“Now we’ve got a short week, coming into Ottawa with travel, so you can’t have your head down too long. Get your head up. Find out what you did wrong and get better.”
Calgary played a conservative game which helped them get down the field, but just need to be a touch sharper in the red zone.
We feel this could be a cagey contest early on but are backing the Stampeders to open up as the match goes on.
That makes 2.75 for the fourth quarter to produce the most points worth adding to our Ottawa Redblacks vs Calgary Stampeders betting tips.
Toronto 13-26 OTTAWA
CALGARY 28-35 Winnipeg
Head-to-head: Ottawa 13-26 Calgary, Ottawa 16-17 Calgary, Calgary 28-32 Ottawa, Calgary 27-16 Ottawa
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