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Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/7/19

Game
Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date & Time Saturday September 7, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location
IG Field
Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Line
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -1 -- Over/Under: 48
TV Channel
TSN
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Saturday in CFL action at the IG Field.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have split their last four road games. Cody Fajardo is completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 2,412 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 2,612 passing yards and nine touchdowns this season. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 1,291 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 40 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 116.5 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 656 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 21.8 points and 308.2 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 47 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 12 sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has three interceptions.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won all five home games this season. 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 750 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 46 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 145.5 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 908 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 19.8 points and 352.1 yards per game. Chandler Fenner leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 57 tackles, Willie Jefferson has nine sacks and Winston Rose has seven interceptions.

The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 14-6 ATS in their last 20 Saturday games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Blue Bombers last 8 home games. The over is 4-1-1 in Roughriders last 6 Saturday games.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers aren't as appealing with Nichols at quarterback, but they are undefeated at home this season and have covered four of those five games as well. It's also very difficult to beat the same team twice in as many weeks and even with Chris Streveler at QB, the Blue Bombers nearly beat the Roughriders on the road as five-point underdogs. In a near toss-up, I'll take the Blue Bombers to remain unbeaten at home.

Pick:
Winnipeg Blue Bombers -12

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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