Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/28/18
Calgary Stampeders (5-0) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-2)
CFL Football: Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders +6.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, ESPN2
The Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Saturday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The Calgary Stampeders look for their third road victory of the season to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Calgary Stampeders have won seven of their last eight road games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 1,330 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 11 games. Kamar Jorden and Eric Rogers have combined for 671 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while DaVaris Daniels has 18 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 128.8 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 442 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 9.2 points and 264.4 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 29 tackles, Micah Johnson has four sacks and Brandon Smith has two interceptions.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a statement home victory to build on their 3-2 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have split their last eight home games. Brandon Bridge is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 522 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Zach Collaros and Bridge have combined for three touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Naaman Roosevelt and Shaquelle Evans have combined for 394 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Caleb Holley has eight receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 126.6 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 180 yards on 47 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 23 points and 345.4 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 23 tackles, Charleston Hughes has six sacks and Duron Carter has one interception.
The Stampeders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. West, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in July, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Stampeders are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Saskatchewan, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
I love making a case for underdogs and it's always tempting to take free points with the home team. However, the Calgary Stampeders have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Roughriders and have covered most of those games as well. The Calgary Stampeders are also in one of those grooves again where they win SU and cover whatever number you put in front of them. Simply blindly backing Calgary has been a good way to make money betting on the CFL over the years and the theroy holds true so far this season. I have to continue backing the Stampeders until they give me a reason not to.