Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-4) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-6)
CFL Football: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 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 a big road victory here to build on their impressive three-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have split their last four road games. Zach Collaros is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,305 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Collaros and Brandon Bridge have combined for six touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. Jordan Williams-Lambert and Naaman Roosevelt have combined for 875 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Shaquelle Evans has 24 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 111.2 yards per contest, and Tre Mason leads the way with 398 yards on 73 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 24.6 points and 338.5 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 45 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 13 sacks and Tobi Antigha has two interceptions.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hope to snap a three-game losing streak to get back to a .500 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won three of their last four home games. Chris Streveler is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 737 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for 19 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Nic Demski have combined for 980 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 41 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 141.8 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 963 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 25.8 points and 377.6 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 66 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has five sacks and Kevin Fogg has three interceptions.
The Roughriders are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in September, 7-18 ATS in their last 25 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Winnipeg.
We're getting free points with the hotter and better team in the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Yes, it's not easy to beat the same team back-to-back weeks, but we don't need the Roughriders to win this contest when getting a free field goal and the hook. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers haven't played well over the last several weeks and have had some issues defending the pass. Any time I can get the better team and free points in any sport, I'm likely going to take it. There's no reason the Blue Bombers should be favored here based on their recent results.