Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/19/18
Calgary Stampeders (7-0) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-4)
CFL Football: Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders +7 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Sunday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The Calgary Stampeders look to keep the ball rolling to build on their ridiculous 7-0 record. The Calgary Stampeders haven’t lost a road game since October 28 of last year. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,887 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 13 games. Kamar Jorden and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 948 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Eric Rogers has 21 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 110.1 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 442 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 12.3 points and 272 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 45 tackles, Micah Johnson has four sacks and Brandon Smith has two interceptions.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are coming off a bye week and look for a monster victory to get back to a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have split their last four home 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 four touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Naaman Roosevelt and Jordan Williams-Lambert have combined for 497 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Shaquelle Evans has 17 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 117.6 yards per contest, and Tre Mason leads the way with 251 yards on 42 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 25 points and 333.1 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 31 tackles, Charleston Hughes has nine sacks and Tobi Antigha has two interceptions.
The Stampeders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. West, 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 games in August and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Roughriders are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games in August, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. West. The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Saskatchewan, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Calgary Stampeders have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and six of the last seven meetings have been covers. I due value teams having an extra week to prepare and getting a free touchdown at home is tough to pass up, but the Stampeders continue to win and cover numbers, and at some point you just have to continue blindly backing this team. Unless it's in the Grey Cup, betting against Calgary hasn't worked the last couple of years and it's the same this season as well. I'll continue taking Calgary and the chalk with it paying off time and time again.