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Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/6/19

Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date & Time Saturday July 6, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Mosaic Stadium
Regina, Saskatchewan
The Line
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -3.5 -- Over/Under: 51
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The Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Saturday in CFL action at the Mosaic Stadium.

The Calgary Stampeders look to get a game above a .500 record when they take to the road for the first time. The Calgary Stampeders have split their last six road games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63 percent of his passes for 527 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Levi Mitchell has one or more touchdown passes in each of his last eight games. Markeith Ambles and Eric Rogers have combined for 300 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Reggie Begelton has 10 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 36.5 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 48 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 32 points and 423 yards per game. Cory Greenwood leads the Calgary Stampeders with 17 tackles, Wynton McManis has one sack and Tre Roberson has three interceptions.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for another home victory to get back to a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won five of their last six home games. Cody Fajardo is completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 856 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 984 passing yards this season. Kyran Moore and Shaquelle Evans have combined for 537 receiving yards and two touchdowns while KD Cannon has 11 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 124 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 226 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 24.7 points and 342 yards per game. Cameron Judge leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 18 tackles, Charleston Hughes has four sacks and Derrick Moncrief has one interception.

The Stampeders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 vs. West. The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in July, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 10-21 ATS in their last 31 Saturday games. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Saskatchewan. The under is 3-1-1 in Roughriders last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Stampeders last 8 Saturday games.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have had success against Calgary in the past, winning three of the last six meetings, and you can argue both teams are in different spaces. The Roughriders are a little more consistent offensively with increased expectations, while the Stampeders are shaky as all hell defensively and ask way too much of their quarterback. The Calgary Stampeders could easily be winless on the season and that would have been five losses in their last six regular season games. I'm just not impressed with Calgary through two games. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Roughriders at home.

Saskatchewan Roughriders -3.5

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