Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/30/15
Ottawa Redblacks (4-4) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-8)
CFL Football: Sunday August 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm (TD Place Stadium)
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks -3 -- Over/Under: 52.5 See the Latest Odds
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Redblacks meet Sunday at TD Place Stadium.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders still look for their first win after a brutal 0-8 start. Brett Smith is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 620 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Smith has five touchdowns and two picks in his last two games. Weston Dressler and Ryan Smith have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Chris Getzlaf has four touchdowns on 26 catches. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 134 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 492 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 32.4 points and 406.1 yards per game. Jeff Knox Jr. leads the Roughriders with 49 tackles, Marshay Green has an interception and John Chick has five sacks.
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The Ottawa Redblacks needs a win to snap a two-game losing streak and get above .500. Henry Burris is completing 69.3 percent of his passes for 2,235 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Burris has two touchdowns and zero picks in his last three games. Chris Williams and Brad Sinopoli have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Greg Ellingson has two touchdowns on 30 catches. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 67.8 yards per contest, and Chevon Walker leads the way with 287 yards on 78 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 28.5 points and 338.8 yards per game. Brandon McDonald leads the Redblacks with 33 tackles, Jerrell Gavins has three interceptions and Aston Whiteside has six sacks.
The Roughriders are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in August. The RedBlacks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Hard to put any stock into a Roughriders team that's lost all eight games this season and has a defense that can't stop anybody or anything. The Redblacks have to be the pick here.