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Blue Bombers vs Redblacks Prediction, Picks, & Odds – CFL Week 2

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Winnipeg was outclassed in their season opener against Montreal last week, but our CFL picks don’t expect another sloppy performance from the Blue Bombers in Week 2.

Jun 11, 2024 • 14:54 ET

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Week 2 in the CFL kicks off Thursday in the nation’s capital with a clash between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Ottawa Redblacks.

Winnipeg lost its season opener last week, but my Blue Bombers vs. Redblacks predictions expect them to bounce back with a win against an Ottawa side once again expected to struggle. Here are my best CFL picks for this June 13 affair.

Blue Bombers vs Redblacks prediction

My best bet
Blue Bombers -6.5 (-110 at Betway)

My analysis
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are coming off a rare home defeat, losing 27-12 to the Alouettes as 7.5-point faves in Week 1.

The Bombers were sloppy in that contest, missing tackles, taking poor penalties, and failing to execute on offense. That may have been partially due to rust since they chose to rest many of their starters in the preseason, but they’ll be highly motivated in a revenge spot here. 

There’s a reason Winnipeg entered this season as the Grey Cup favorite, while most expect the Ottawa Redblacks to be one of the worst teams in the CFL. The Redblacks went just 4-14 SU and 6-12 ATS last year, which was their fourth straight last-place finish in the East.

Ottawa has a new quarterback in Dru Brown, who played well as Zach Collaros’ backup the last two years in Winnipeg. However, things won’t come as easy now since he’s surrounded by subpar weapons and protected by an awful offensive line. 

In addition, after three years with the Bombers, Winnipeg’s coaching staff will have an understanding of Brown’s strengths and weaknesses and will be able to gameplan against him. 

On the other side of the ball, Ottawa has one of the worst secondaries in the league, which is bad news against a Bombers aerial attack led by two-time MOP Zach Collaros.

Winnipeg lost wideout Kenny Lawler to a season-ending injury in Week 1 while reigning CFL leading rusher Brady Oliveira is questionable — but there are still plenty of receiving threats like All-Stars Dalton Schoen and Nic Demski. 

Considering the Bombers were favored by 7.5 points against the defending champs last week, it’s a bit wild to see them available under that key number of 7.0 against a far worse team here.

Granted, not playing at home is factored into that, but it’s still too much of a swing given they’re better than Ottawa in every facet. Take the Bombers at a buy-low price. 

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Blue Bombers vs Redblacks odds

Blue Bombers vs Redblacks live odds

Blue Bombers vs Redblacks opening odds

  • Spread: Winnipeg -7.5 (-110) | Ottawa +7.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Winnipeg -355 | Ottawa +280
  • Over/Under: Over 46.5 (-110) | Under 46.5 (-110)

Blue Bombers vs Redblacks spread and Over/Under analysis

  • The lookahead line for this game had the Bombers at -8.5, but after their Week 1 loss, it dropped to -7.5 and is as low as -6.5 as of Tuesday.
  • The Bombers have made the last four Grey Cups and went 13-5 SU and 11-7 ATS in the regular season last year.
  • The Redblacks went 4-14 SU and 6-12 ATS last year, marking the fourth consecutive season they’ve finished with four or fewer wins.
  • The Bombers are 8-2 SU and ATS in the last 10 meetings between these teams, although they lost in overtime as 10-point favorites in Ottawa last year.

Blue Bombers vs Redblacks trend

The Redblacks haven’t benefited from the home-field advantage in recent years, going 9-25 ATS at TD Place since the 2019 season. Find more NBA betting trends for Blue Bombers vs. Redblacks.

Blue Bombers vs Redblacks game info

Location: TD Place Stadium, Ottawa, ON
Date: Thursday, 6-13-2024
Kick-off: 7:30 p.m. ET

Blue Bombers vs Redblacks key injuries

Blue Bombers: Brady Oliveira RB (Questionable), Kenny Lawler WR (Out), Cam Lawson DT (Out).
Redblacks: Brandin Dandridge DB (Questionable), Money Hunter DB (Questionable), Justin Howell DB (Questionable), Bryce Carter DE (Questionable), Kene Onyeka DE (Questionable), Devonte Williams RB (Out).
Find our latest CFL injury reports.

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