Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders 8/13/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks
August 13, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Elks +5.5 / Saskatchewan Roughriders -5.5
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Elks meet Saturday in week 10 CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium. The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to snap a 3-game losing streak. The Edmonton Elks need a win to rebound from a 2-6 record.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won 8 of their last 13 regular season games. Coby Fajardo is completing 68.7 percent of his passes for 1,656 yards, 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Kian Schaffer-Baker and D’haquille Williams have combined for 759 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Jamal Morrow has 28 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 105.9 yards per contest, and Morrow leads the way with 484 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 24 points and 365 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 49 tackles, Pete Robertson has 7 sacks and Derrick Moncrief has 3 interceptions.

The Edmonton Elks have lost 14 of their last 17 regular season games. Nick Arbuckle is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 892 yards, 2 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Kenny Lawler and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 892 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Derel Walker has 29 receptions. The Edmonton Elks ground game is averaging 73.3 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 124 yards on 28 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 36.3 points and 405.5 yards per game. Ed Gainey leads the Edmonton Elks with 26 tackles, Thomas Costigan has 2 sacks and Brady Sheldon has 1 interception.

The Roughriders are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in August. The Elks are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in August. The over is 4-1-1 in Roughriders last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Elks last 6 games overall. The Roughriders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Edmonton.

I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams, but it’s fair to say the Saskatchewan Roughriders are the better team across the board, and they did beat Edmonton already earlier in the season. Saskatchewan also has had an extra week to prepare for this contest, which has to count for something. The Edmonton Elks do absolutely nothing well on either side of the ball, and they’ve been getting blasted on the defensive side. Thick number for a road team, but backing the Elks isn’t an option for me. Give me the Roughriders.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Saskatchewan Roughriders -5.5
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