Calgary Stampeders vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Week 4 CFL Picks and Tips 7/7/2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders (1-1, 3rd in the Western Conference) travel to Mosaic Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-2, 4th in the Western Conference). Calgary opens this contest as 3.5 point dogs. The over/under opens at 51.
Saskatchewan covers the spread 50.0% of the time, going 1-1 against the spread. The Roughriders have been a hot and cold choice for CFL bettors as favorites, going 1-1 ATS. The Stampeders are covering the spread 100.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 2-0 against the spread.
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Calgary Stampeders come into this game with a record of 1-1 for 2019. They currently sit at 3rd in the Western Conference. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 32 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the West in addition to 3rd in the league. As a team, they have an average of 36.5 rushing yards per contest which is 5th in the West, and they are presently ranked 3rd in the West for passing yards per game with 294.5. For total yards, they are presently ranked 4th in the West and 6th in the league with 662 yards, and a yards per game average of 331 which ranks them 3rd in the West and 5th in the league. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Stampeders have compiled a total of 4 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns which is 2nd in the West. They are one of the dangerous teams in the West and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Stampeders have one of the average defenses in the league allowing 32 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the West and 5th in the league. When i comes to yards rushing, Calgary is allowing 108 yards per game which ranks them 5th in the West and 7th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.93 yards per carry which ranks them 1st in the West and 1st in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 216 yards rushing through 2 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Stampeders have conceded 618 yards over the course of 2 games. This equates to an average of 309 yards per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the West. Teams are completing 75.6% of the passes they throw against them and are averaging 7.33 yards per attempt. They have conceded 2 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are giving up 417 yards per game which ranks them 5th in the West and 7th overall. In looking at overall defense, they have a defense that has good days and bad. They'll have to play well to walk away with the win.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Roughriders have one of the top tier offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Roughriders sit in 2nd in the conference and 3rd out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 30 points per game. The Roughriders head into this game 1-2 and they currently sit at 4th in the Western Conference. So far this season, the Roughriders have passed the ball for a total of 954 yards which equates to 318 passing yards per contest and ranks them 3rd in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. Saskatchewan has made teams respect their running game by averaging 124 yards per game, which ranks them 4th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. As a unit, they have a total of 372 yards rushing through 3 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 442 yards per game overall which ranks them 3rd in the CFL and 2nd in the conference.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are giving up 24.7 points per game ranking them 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the CFL. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 74 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 84.3 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. In 2019, they have conceded 253 yards rushing and 0 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the elite groups in the CFL. They are giving up 239.7 passing yards per contest and 719 total passing yards over the course of 3 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Roughriders sit in 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the CFL. They have allowed 5 passing touchdowns in 2019 which ranks them 6th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 3rd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Stampeders/Roughriders CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Stampeders +3.5
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