Stampeders vs Redblacks Week 13 Picks and Predictions: Back The Stamps' Playoff Push

With the Stampeders back in the playoff picture, they'll be desperate for another win against the Redblacks, who's season is all but over, but is that enough to back them on the road? Find out in our Stampeders vs. Redblacks picks.

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2021 1:38 PM ET Read Time: 4 min

Week 13 in the CFL kicks off on Friday night with the Calgary Stampeders heading to the nation's capital to take on the Ottawa Redblacks.

With just three games left in the regular season, the Stamps are looking to make a playoff push and the already eliminated Redblacks are expected to put up little resistance, with CFL betting lines opening with Ottawa as a 10.5-point home underdog. 

Here are our best free Stampeders vs. Redblacks picks and predictions for Friday, October 29, with kickoff at 7 p.m. ET. 

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Stampeders vs Redblacks picks

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Stampeders vs Redblacks game info

Location: TD Place Stadium, Ottawa, ON
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: TSN

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Key injuries

Stampeders: Josh Huff WR (Questionable), Shawn Lemon DE (Questionable), Royce Metchie DB (Out), Cory Greenwood LB (Out).
Redblacks: Devonte Dedmon WR (Questionable), Timothy Flanders RB (Questionable), Justin Davis RB (Questionable), Mark Korte G (Questionable), Matt Nichols QB (Out), Dominique Davis QB (Out), Nolan MacMillan OL (Out).
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Betting trend to know

The RedBlacks are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games while the Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their previous five contests on the road. Find more CFL betting trends for Stampeders vs. Redblacks.

Stampeders vs Redblacks predictions

The Redblacks are 2-9 SU (3-8 ATS) this season and are fresh off yet another crushing defeat after losing 32-3 to the Tiger-Cats on Saturday. Ottawa has been terrible on both sides of the ball, ranking last in the league in both scoring and points allowed while posting an average scoring margin of minus-13.2 points per game. 

The Stampeders are coming off a 20-17 loss to the Roughriders, but are still 4-2 in their last six games. After a rough start to the season they are back in the playoff picture and quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is starting to recapture the form that won him the CFL Most Outstanding Player Award in 2016 and 2018. 

While Mitchell struggled earlier in the year while recovering from injuries, he's starting to build rapport with a new group of receivers and has thrown for at least 270 yards in three straight games. He should be able to shred a Redblacks secondary that allows a league-worst 9.2 yards per pass attempt.

Meanwhile, the Stampeders defense has been outstanding lately, holding opponents to just 301.3 yards and 17.5 points per game over their last six contests.

Eight of the Redblacks nine losses this season have come by at least 11 points, so with the line opening at Calgary -10.5 jump on the faves before it gets any wider. 

The Redblacks were pathetic on offense even with their top two quarterbacks, but after losing Matt Nichols and Dominique Davis to the six-week IL, they have had to get by with a slew of untested youngsters. Third-string QB Caleb Evans provided a spark in his first start but his play has declined since and he platooned with Duck Hodges last week.

Regardless of who is under center, he'll struggle behind a porous offensive line and without any weapons at the skill positions. The Redblacks are averaging 208.1 passing yards per game and 4.1 yards per play, while surrendering 41 sacks, with all of those numbers easily the worst in the league. 

Although Mitchell is once again displaying his impressive arm, the Stamps offense is still struggling to punch the ball into the end zone. The Stamps offense has scored just eight touchdowns in the last five games and even their 39-point explosion against the Lions was due mostly to six field goals and two defensive/special teams TDs. 

With how strong Calgary has been on defense lately, its offense has been unable to score enough to cash Overs. With the Stamps 4-1 to the Under in their last five games, back the Under 42.5 on Friday. 

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