Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/15
Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-9) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-6)
CFL Football: Sunday September 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -3.5 -- Over/Under: 52 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Sunday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a big road win to snap their three-game losing streak. Robert Marve is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 346 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Marve has thrown at least one pick in all three games. Clarence Denmark and Nick Moore have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Darvin Adams has 21 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 95.2 yards per contest, and Paris Cotton leads the way with 268 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 30.3 points and 392.9 yards per game. Khalil Bass leads the Blue Bombers with 48 tackles, Johnny Adams has four interceptions and Jamaal Westerman has seven sacks.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are still looking for their first win and fired their head coach Corey Chamblin. Brett Smith is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 691 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Smith has four touchdowns and two picks in his last two games. Weston Dressler and Ryan Smith have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Chris Getzlaf has 26 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 126.8 yards per contest and Jerome Messam leads the way with 498 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 32.7 points and 402.9 yards per game. Jeff Knox Jr. leads the Roughriders with 52 tackles, Terrell Maze has an interception and John Chick has five sacks.
The Blue Bombers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games in September and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. The Roughriders are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games and 15-36-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Saskatchewan.
Not sure how I feel about a winless team being a favorite. Also not sure how a coaching change is going to impact the Roughriders. What I do know is that Saskatchewan played Winnipeg tough earlier this season and the Blue Bombers have been brutal without Drew Willy in the lineup. Give me the home team to get its first win.