Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/8/16
Eskimos vs. Roughriders
CFL Football: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
the Line Eskimos -10 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos meet late Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium on ESPN2.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a bounce back win after losing their season opener to Toronto. Darian Durant is completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 310 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Durant has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Naaman Roosevelt and Ricky Collins have combined for 169 receiving yards while Curtis Steele has five receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 79 yards per contest, and Steele leads the way with 61 yards on 10 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 30 points and 252 yards per game. Greg Jones leads the Roughriders with six tackles, A.C. Leonard has two sacks and Sam Eguavoen has four tackles.
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The Edmonton Eskimos also look for a win after losing their season opener to Ottawa. Mike Reilly is completing 70 percent of his passes for 383 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Reilly has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Derel Walker and Adarius Bowman have combined for 255 receiving yards while John White has a touchdown reception. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 59 yards per contest, and White leads the way with 43 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 45 points and 590 yards per game. Deon Lacy leads the Eskimos with nine tackles, Marcus Howard has one sack and Odell Willis has one interception.
The Roughriders are 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Eskimos are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week. The Roughriders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Edmonton and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 meetings overall.
The Eskimos are by far the more talented team here and have beaten the Roughriders in six of the last seven meetings. I'm not a big fan of large chalk, but Edmonton should win this game by double digits at home. Not to mention the trends favor Edmonton big time.