Edmonton Eskimos vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/2/18

Edmonton Eskimos vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/2/18 Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-3) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (4-2)

CFL Football: Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)

The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -9 -- Over/Under: 53 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos meet Thursday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have split their last two road games. Brandon Bridge is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 669 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 433 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Caleb Holley has 10 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 122.2 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 205 yards on 52 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 24.8 points and 328.2 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 28 tackles, Charleston Hughes has eight sacks and Tobi Antigha has two interceptions.

The Edmonton Eskimos look for a third straight victory to build on their impressive 4-2 record. The Edmonton Eskimos have won two of their last three home games. Mike Reilly is completing 68.7 percent of his passes for 2,063 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Reilly has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last 12 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 1,135 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 26 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 99.7 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 400 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 24.7 points and 369.8 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 34 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has five sacks and Monshadrik Hunter has one interception.

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The Roughriders are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games in August, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. West and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Eskimos are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in August and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. West. The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Edmonton.

The Edmonton Eskimos are clearly the better team, but they haven't been great against the number, especially at home. The Eskimos are also just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as a double-digit favorite. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have covered five of their last nine games as an underdog of at least seven games and don't lose back-to-back games against the number often. Edmonton is also outscoring teams by just one point at home this season. I'll take a shot with the Roughriders and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Saskatchewan Roughriders +9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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