Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks
November 5, 2021 9:45 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Elks +7 / Saskatchewan Roughriders -7
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Elks meet Friday in week 14 CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium. The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Elks need a win to snap a six-game losing streak.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won 16 of their last 23 games overall. Coby Fajardo is completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,484 yards, 10 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Kyran Moore and Kian Schaffer-Baker have combined for 1,046 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Brayden Lenius has 30 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 99.7 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 628 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 20.5 points and 344.5 yards per game. Micah Teitz leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 55 tackles, Jonathan Woodard has 9 sacks and Ed Gainey has 3 interceptions.
The Edmonton Elks have lost 11 of their last 14 games overall. Trevor Harris is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 1,568 yards, 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Greg Ellingson and Derel Walker have combined for 1,155 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Mike Jones has 27 receptions. The Edmonton Elks ground game is averaging 100.2 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 714 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 26.8 points and 323.6 yards per game. Nyles Morgan leads the Edmonton Elks with 46 tackles, Thomas Costigan has 4 sacks and Trumaine Washington has 3 interceptions.
The Roughriders are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in November and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The Elks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Roughriders last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Elks last 7 games overall. The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Edmonton and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
The Edmonton Elks are probably a better team than their record indicates, especially on offense, but at some point they have to win or cover numbers, and they’re just not doing that. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have covered seven of their last nine road games and have won five of the last seven meetings against the Elks. We’re laying a touchdown on the road, but the Elks fall apart time and time again. Give me the Roughriders.