Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/4/16
Roughriders vs. Blue Bombers
CFL Football: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Roughriders +5.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders play Sunday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium on TSN.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. Matt Nichols is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 1,107 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Nichols has four touchdowns in his last three games. Darvin Adams and Weston Dressler have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 38 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 79.3 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 575 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 22.7 points and 423.2 yards per game. Ian Wild leads the Blue Bombers with 56 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has five sacks and Maurice Leggett has five interceptions.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are desperate for a win after a brutal 1-8 record. Darian Durant is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,794 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Durant has zero touchdown passes in his last three games. Naaman Roosevelt and Ricky Collins have combined for more than 1,200 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Rob Bagg has 28 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 60.8 yards per contest, and Durant leads the way with 141 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 35.8 points and 420.6 yards per game. Greg Jones leads the Roughriders with 46 tackles, A.C. Leonard has three sacks and Justin Cox has two interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Roughriders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 9-26-1 ATS in their last 36 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Saskatchewan has had success in the past against Winnipeg, but i'm not sure that matters this season. The Blue Bombers are playing their best ball of the season, while the Roughriders continue to be the punching bag for every other team in the CFL. Have to lay the chalk with the road team.