Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
|Date & Time||Saturday October 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
SSK -4.5 O/U 47
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are set to visit Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Canada for a Week 17 clash against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers come into this matchup with a 9-5 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 33-15. QB Chris Streveler was inconsistent through the air for the Blue Bombers as he connected on 31 of his 42 pass attempts for 304 yards, 1 TD, and 2 interceptions. WR Kenny Lawler Jr. was the top target for Streveler and Winnipeg as he hauled in 10 catches for 144 yards.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as they allowed them to rack up 33 points and a total of 416 yards of offense. DB Winston Rose led the way for the Winnipeg defense as he contributed 6 tackles. LB Adam Bighill was able to contribute the lone interception of the game for the Blue Bombers while DE Jackson Jeffcoat pitched in the lone sack.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders come into this matchup with a 9-4 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Toronto Argonauts, 41-16. QB Cody Fajardo had a productive game for the Roughriders as he connected on 23 of his 27 pass attempts for 278 yards and 3 TDs while also pitching in 80 rushing yards and a TD. WR Emmanuel Arceneaux was the top target for Fajardo and Saskatchewan as he contributed 72 yards and a TD.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders were very good on the defensive side of the ball against the Toronto Argonauts as they held them to 16 points and a total of 260 yards of offense. LB Solomon Elimimian led the way for the Saskatchewan defense with a team-high 5 tackles. Charleston Hughes was able to get into the Argonauts backfield a handful of times as he pitched in 2 sacks. Cameron Judge hauled in the lone interception of the game for the Roughriders.
These two teams split the previous 2 meetings this season, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders should bring the momentum into this game after dismantling the Argonauts in their latest game. The Roughriders have one of the top QBs in the CFL With Cody Fajardo as he currently sits 3rd in the league in passing yards, and the Blue Bombers have been exposed at times through the air. The Roughriders have only lost 1 game at home this season and they are riding a two-game win streak, so I will ride with the hot hand.