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Ottawa Redblacks vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/20/19

Game
Saskatchewan Roughriders at Ottawa Redblacks
Date & Time Thursday June 20, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
TD Place Stadium
Ottawa, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks -5 -- Over/Under: 47.5
TV Channel
TSN, RDS
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Redblacks meet Thursday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a bounce back victory after losing to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by six points on the road. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won five of their last seven road games. Isaac Harker is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 128 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Harker and Cody Fajardo have combined for 194 passing yards. KD Cannon and Kyran Moore have combined for 109 receiving yards on seven receptions while Shaquelle Evans has three receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 172 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 104 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 23 points and 232 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with seven tackles, Mike Edem has two pass deflections and Dyshawn Davis has one pass deflection.

The Ottawa Redblacks look for a quick 2-0 start after beating the Calgary Stampeders on the road as nine-point underdogs. The Ottawa Redblacks have won five of their last seven home games. Dominique Davis is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 276 yards, zero touchdowns and four interceptions. Davis has three touchdown passes and five interceptions in his last 53 pass attempts. RJ Harris and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 157 receiving yards on 17 receptions while Caleb Holley has five receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 125 yards per contest, and Mossis Madu leads the way with 112 yards and on 24 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 28 points and 318 yards per game. Corey Tindal leads the Ottawa Redblacks with four tackles, Michael Wakefield has one sack and Jonathan Rose has one interception.

The Roughriders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in June, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 2. The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in June and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Roughriders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 7-3 in RedBlacks last 10 Thursday games. The under is 4-1-1 in Roughriders last 6 games overall.

The Ottawa Redblacks are coming off the most impressive win of opening week and now get to go home and play a team they've won three of the last four meetings against. The Saskatchewan Roughriders didn't look great in their opener and are going to have issues all season if they can't figure out the quarterback situation. While we're still feeling these teams out, there's no reason to bet against the Redblacks based on what they showed us opening week. 

Pick:
Ottawa Redblacks -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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