Blue Bombers (7-3) vs. Roughriders (5-4)
CFL Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -1 -- Over/Under: 61 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Saturday in CFL action at Investors Group Field.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for another victory to build on their solid three-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost three of their last four road games. Kevin Glenn is completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 2,730 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Glenn has eight touchdown passes in his last two games played. Naaman Roosevelt and Bakari Grant have combined for 1,358 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Duron Carter has 47 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 76 yards per contest, and Cameron Marshall leads the way with 490 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 25.2 points and 384.3 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 39 tackles, Tobi Antigha has five sacks and Ed Gainey has six interceptions.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a bounce back victory to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won three straight home games. Matt Nichols is completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 3,005 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Nichols has six touchdown passes in his last three games played. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for 1,266 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Weston Dressler has 29 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 101.6 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 599 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 31.6 points and 416.1 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 44 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has six sacks and TJ Heath has four interceptions.
The Roughriders are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 12-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games in September and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Winnipeg and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders did win the previous meeting between these two teams, but the Blue Bombers have won four of the last five overall. Winnipeg also hasn't lost back-to-back games yet this season and has played its best football at home. The Roughriders are playing some of the best ball we've seen from them as of late, but I question if they can play at that level on the road, especially in a place they haven't won sice 2014. I'll take the Blue Bombers and the toss-up line at home.