Calgary Stampeders vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/16
Roughriders vs. Stampeders
CFL Football: Saturday, August 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line Roughriders +6 -- Over/Under: 54.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders play Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium on TSN.
The Calgary Stampeders hope to build on their solid three-game winning streak. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 1,896 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. Mitchell has seven touchdowns in his last three games. Marquay McDaniel and Bakari Grant have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Anthony Parker has 25 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 101.2 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 404 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 23.7 points and 396.5 yards per game. Deron Mayo leads the Stampeders with 30 tackles, Charleston Hughes has three sacks and Tommie Campbell has two interceptions.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are desperate for a victory after a brutal 1-5 start to the season. Darian Durant is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 978 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Durant has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Naaman Roosevelt and Ricky Collins have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Rob Bagg has 19 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 57.3 yards per contest, and Curtis Steele leads the way with 133 yards on 24 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 35.7 points and 417.3 yards per game. Greg Jones leads the Roughriders with 36 tackles, A.C. Leonard has three sacks and Justin Cox has one interception.
The Stampeders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Roughriders are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games and 8-24-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Saskatchewan isn't playing a lick of defense and has been getting crushed nearly every week. Speaking of crushed, the Stampeders just beat the Roughriders last week by a score of 35-15. Overall, Calgary has beaten Saskatchewan in five straight meetings. Give me the far better team and reasonable line.