Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/4/16
Stampeders vs. Roughriders
CFL Football: Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line Stampeders -12.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 See the Latest Odds
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders play Thursday at McMahon Stadium on ESPN2.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are desperate for a victory after a brutal 1-4 start to the season. Mitchell Gale is completing 57 percent of his passes for 812 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Gale has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Naaman Roosevelt and Ricky Collins have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Rob Bagg has 15 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 57.8 yards per contest, and Curtis Steele leads the way with 133 yards on 24 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 35.8 points and 412 yards per game. Greg Jones leads the Roughriders with 24 tackles, A.C. Leonard has three sacks and Justin Cox has one interception.
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The Calgary Stampeders look to stay hot after winning three of their last four games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 1,584 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Mitchell has eight touchdowns in his last three games. Marquay McDaniel and Anthony Parker have combined for more than 500 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Bakari Grant has 17 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 95 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 295 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 25.4 points and 415.4 yards per game. Tommie Campbell leads the Stampeders with 28 tackles, Charleston Hughes has three sacks and Joe Burnett has one interception.
The Roughriders are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 road games and 8-23-1 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Stampeders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Roughriders are 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Calgary.
Calgary has beaten Saskatchewan in four straight meetings and has outscored the Roughriders 147-101 during those games. Of course, that includes a downright beatdown when these clubs met last September. You guys know I'm not a fan of big chalk, but the Stampeders by double digits at home has to be the play here.