Calgary Stampeders vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/22/15
Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-7) vs. Calgary Stampeders (5-2)
CFL Football: Saturday August 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders +6.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders play Saturday at Mosaic Stadium.
The Calgary Stampeders look to build on their 5-2 start and get their first road win. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 1,865 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Mitchell has six touchdowns and zero picks in his last four games. Eric Rogers and Marquay McDaniel have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jeff Fuller has 24 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 86.1 yards per contest, and Jon Cornish leads the way with 325 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 21.6 points and 341.9 yards per game. Deron Mayo leads the Stampeders with 33 tackles, Keon Raymond has an interception and Charleston Hughes has six sacks.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to get their first win after a brutal 0-7 start. Brett Smith is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 442 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Smith is coming off a two-touchdown performance in his last outing. Weston Dressler and Ryan Smith have combined for close to 800 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Chris Getzlaf has four touchdowns on 26 catches. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 132.6 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 417 yards on 57 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 32.1 points and 401 yards per game. Jeff Knox Jr. leads the Roughriders with 41 tackles, Jake Doughty has an interception and Alex Hall has five sacks.
The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in August and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Roughriders are 13-35-3 ATS in their last 51 games following a S.U. loss and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Stampeders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Saskatchewan and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
Calgary has beaten Saskatchewan in five of the last seven meetings and should have a field day against a Roughriders defense that couldn't stop a nose bleed. This one could get ugly. Take the Stampeders to roll.