Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers - 11/17/19 CFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers (12-7) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (13-5)
CFL Football: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -4 -- Over/Under: 44
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Sunday in the CFL West Final at Mosaic Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have split their last 10 games and are coming off a beatdown over the Calgary Stampeders. 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 and Chris Streveler have combined for 23 touchdown passes and 19 interceptions. Kenny Lawler and Darlin Adams have combined for 1,186 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Nic Demski has 44 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 150.4 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 1,380 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 22.3 points and 359.3 yards per game. Chandler Fenner leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 79 tackles, Willie Jefferson has 12 sacks and Winston Rose has nine interceptions.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders enter the playoffs after winning six of their last seven games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won seven straight home games. Cody Fajardo is completing 71.5 percent of his passes for 4,302 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Fajardo has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 12 games. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 2,430 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 77 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 112.8 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 1,093 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 21.4 points and 321.4 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 88 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 16 sacks and Nick Marshall has five interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 playoff road games, 26-12 ATS in their last 38 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Roughriders are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 playoff home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Division Finals games and 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 8-3-1 in Roughriders last 12 home games. The over is 4-0 in Blue Bombers last 4 games overall.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers weren't the same tam in the second half of the season as they were in the first, but boy did they look good in their victory over the Calgary Stampeders. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are well rested, head into the playoffs playing impressive football and are 12-5-1 ATS on the season. However, Winnipeg has won four of the last six meetings against the Roughriders and it wasn't that long ago when the Blue Bombers were the favorites to win the Grey Cup. I'll go off that last week wasn't a fluke and take the road team and the points.