Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks 9/16/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks 9/16/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds player photo
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The Edmonton Elks and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Friday in week 15 CFL action at Mosaic Stadium. The Edmonton Elks look to snap a 3-game losing streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games.

The Edmonton Elks have lost 6 of their last 7 regular season games. Taylor Cornelius is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards, 8 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Kenny Lawler and Derel Walker have combined for 1,394 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Emmanuel Arceneaux has 33 receptions. The Edmonton Elks ground game is averaging 86.4 yards per contest, and Cornelius leads the way with 291 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 34.1 points and 376.5 yards per game. Scott Hutter leads the Edmonton Elks with 46 tackles, Jake Ceresna has 6 sacks and Brady Sheldon has 1 interception.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost 7 of their last 11 regular season games. Coby Fajardo is completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 2,564 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Kian Schaffer-Baker and D’haquille Williams have combined for 1,133 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, while Jamal Morrow has 34 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 108.5 yards per contest, and Morrow leads the way with 564 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 25.6 points and 365.8 yards per game. Darnell Sankey leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 79 tackles, Pete Robertson has 9 sacks and Derrick Moncrief has 4 interceptions.

The Elks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. West and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Roughriders are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games in September and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Friday games. The over is 6-2 in Elks last 8 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Roughriders last 5 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are going to get the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, have beaten the Elks twice this season and have won 7 straight meetings against them overall. However, neither of these teams are playing well enough at the moment to back in the favorite role. Yes, on paper the Roughriders are the better team led by the better defense, but they've won just twice since July 16 and are fresh off a beat down from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Edmonton Elks have also covered 5 of their last 6 road games, for whatever that's worth. I'll take the free touchdown if forced to pick here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Edmonton Elks +7