Eskimos (7-1) vs. Roughriders (3-4)
CFL Football: Friday, August 25, 2017 at 9:30 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Eskimos -6.5 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos meet Friday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders haven’t won a road game since October 15. Kevin Glenn is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 2,104 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Glenn has seven touchdown passes in his last three games played. Naaman Roosevelt and Bakari Grant have combined for 967 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Duron Carter has 35 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 73.4 yards per contest, and Cameron Marshall leads the way with 390 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 24.6 points and 388.4 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 29 tackles, Willie Jefferson has four sacks and Ed Gainey has four interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for a bounce back victory to build on their impressive 7-1 record. The Edmonton Eskimos have won three of their last four home games. Mike Reilly is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 2,685 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Reilly has six touchdown passes in his last three games played. Vidal Hazelton and Brandon Zylstra have combined for 1,097 receiving yards and five touchdowns while D'haquille Williams has 20 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 95.5 yards per contest, and Travon Van leads the way with 207 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 25.2 points and 362.1 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 43 tackles, Odell Willis has six sacks and Arjen Colquhoun has one interception.
The Roughriders are 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 road games, 8-17 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. West. The Eskimos are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. West and 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Roughriders are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 meetings in Edmonton.
Even with a loss last week, the Edmonton Eskimos remain the best team in the CFL and have scored no less than 23 points in every game. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have had an extra week to prepare for this game and have had played the Eskimos close over the years, but wins are few and far between on the road. Saskatchewan is even worse against the number on the road. The Edmonton Eskimos should be able to win this game by a touchdown.