Edmonton Eskimos (7-7) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-5)
CFL Football: Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -4 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Monday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos need a feel good road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost each of their last four road games. Mike Reilly is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 4,383 yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 13 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 2,212 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 51 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 97.3 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 797 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 26.4 points and 385.2 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 76 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has nine sacks and Forrest Hightower has three interceptions.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have split their last six home games. Zach Collaros is completing 61 percent of his passes for 2,267 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Collaros and Brandon Bridge have combined for 10 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions this season. Jordan Williams-Lambert and Shaquelle Evans have combined for 1,216 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 48 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 112.6 yards per contest, and Tre Mason leads the way with 688 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 25.8 points and 350.9 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 66 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 14 sacks and Tobi Antigha has two interceptions.
The Eskimos are 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. West and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October. The Roughriders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. West, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 9-23-1 ATS in their last 33 games in October. The Eskimos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Saskatchewan and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Saskatchewan.
The Edmonton Eskimos have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, which includes winning both games this season. However, the Roughriders are playing much better football as of late, and the Eskimos are being otuscored by 11.3 points in their last three games due to a defense that's fallen apart. This feels like the game where Saskatchewan can finally beat Edmonton and continue what has been an impressive stretch of winning football.