Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders
|Date & Time||Sunday September 1, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -6.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Sunday in CFL action at the Mosaic Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won three of their last five road games. Matt Nichols is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 14 games. Lucky Whitehead and Nic Demski have combined for 726 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 46 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 141.4 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 908 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 19.9 points and 350.3 yards per game. Chandler Fenner leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 53 tackles, Willie Jefferson has eight sacks and Winston Rose has six interceptions.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won their last three home games. Cody Fajardo is completing 73.1 percent of his passes for 2,112 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 2,312 passing yards and eight touchdowns this season. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 1,180 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 32 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 121.7 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 597 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 22.3 points and 303.9 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 41 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 10 sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has two interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 23-10 ATS in their last 33 road games, 20-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Saskatchewan and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The over is 21-10 in Blue Bombers last 31 road games. The under is 5-2-1 in Roughriders last 8 home games.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have been quite consistent this season, both overall and at home, and they're a solid 7-2 ATS on the year. However, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have held their own on the road and just beat Edmonton last week as 5.5-point underdogs, and that's with Chris Streveler not doing much at quarterback throwing wise. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers just find ways to win games and I don't think giving up free points again is a move I can make. I'll take my chances with the Blue Bombers.