Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 11/11/18
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10-8) at Saskatchewan Roughriders (12-6)
CFL Football: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -3 -- Over/Under: 52
TV: TSN, RDS, ESPN2
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Sunday in the CFL West Semifinal at Mosaic Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers head into the postseason winning five of their last six games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have split their last six road games. Chris Streveler is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,134 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for 29 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Drew Wolitarsky have combined for 1,678 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Nic Demski has 59 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 134.9 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 1,390 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 23.3 points and 366.6 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 105 tackles, Craig Roh has eight sacks and Kevin Fogg has four interceptions.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have had an extra week to prepare and have won five of their last six games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won four of their last five home games. Zach Collaros is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,999 yards, nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Collaros and Brandon Bridge have combined for 10 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions this season. Shaquelle Evans and Jordan Williams-Lambert have combined for 1,549 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 48 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 111.9 yards per contest, and Tre Mason leads the way with 809 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 24.7 points and 337.8 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 81 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 15 sacks and Nick Marshall has three interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games, 19-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Roughriders are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. West, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 playoff games. The Blue Bombers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Saskatchewan and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have a huge advantage having an extra week to prepare for this game, as they haven't played since October 27. That's without mentioning that the Roughriders have won three of their last five meetings against Winnipeg and the last two meetings in Saskatchewan have resulted in a +22 point differential for the home team. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are also just 3-5 ATS on the road while the Saskatchewan Roughriders are 6-3 ATS at home. I'll lay the field goal.