Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers - 10/5/19 CFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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CFL Football: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -5 -- Over/Under: 47 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Saturday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have lost four 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. Kenny Lawler and Andrew Harris have combined for 982 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Lucky Whitehead has 45 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 144.8 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 1,021 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 21.4 points and 365.6 yards per game. Chandler Fenner leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 68 tackles, Willie Jefferson has 11 sacks and Winston Rose has eight interceptions.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won each of their last five home games. Cody Fajardo is completing 72.4 percent of his passes for 3,140 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Fajardo has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 1,613 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 53 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 114.6 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 791 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 22.6 points and 319.6 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 57 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 15 sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has three interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 24-11 ATS in their last 35 road games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Roughriders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 17. The Blue Bombers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Roughriders last 6 Saturday games. The over is 9-4 in Blue Bombers last 13 Saturday games.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have struggled without Nichols at quarterback and seem to get tripped up the most on the road. However, the Blue Bombers still have a positive point differential on the road despite their struggles, and they've been covering machines on the road dating back to the last two seasons. The Blue Bombers have also won four of the last five meetings against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, which includes a 25-point win less than a month ago. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are playing winning football, but they're winning their last five games by just an average of 0.7 points and are only 4-3 ATS at home. Give me the points.
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Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Blue Bombers +5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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