Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Game Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Mosaic Stadium is the site where Cody Fajardo and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (12-5, 1st in the Western Conference) will take on the Edmonton Eskimos (8-9, 4th in the Western Conference) on Saturday. Saskatchewan opens this matchup as 7 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 48.5.
The Eskimos have been dicey for CFL bettors, having gone 5-12 ATS. Saskatchewan covers the spread 70.6% of the time, going 12-5 against the spread. The Roughriders have been great for football wagerers as a favorite, going 9-3 ATS. Edmonton has gone 1-5 against the spread as an underdog, so they cover 16.7% of the time.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Eskimos have been an inconsistent Under play for O/U football bettors, having gone 8-9.
The Eskimos cover 25.0% of the time on the road, having gone 2-6 ATS.
Important Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
The Roughriders cover 77.8% of the time at Mosaic Stadium, going 7-2 against the spread.
The Roughriders have been an inconsistent Under play for O/U football bettors, having gone 8-9.
The Edmonton Eskimos head into this matchup 8-9 for this year. They are ranked 4th in the Western Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 23.1 points per contest, ranking them 7th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 90.8 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the conference, and they rank 2nd in the conference for passing yards per contest with 294.6. For total yardage, they currently sit at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league with 6,551 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Eskimos have compiled a total of 20 passing TDs and 15 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the Western Conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Eskimos have one of the best defenses in the CFL allowing 22.2 points per game, which has them at 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the CFL. When it comes to passing yards, the Eskimos have allowed 3,435 yards over the course of 17 contests. This comes out to an average of 202.1 yards per game, which has them at 1st in the CFL and 1st in the conference. Opponents are completing 63.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.85 yards per try. They have conceded 22 passing TDs and 8 rushing touchdowns. In discussing yards rushing, Edmonton is giving up 100.9 yards per game which has them at 4th in the West and 5th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.59 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the West and 9th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 1,715 yards rushing through 17 games.
The Roughriders step onto the field holding a record of 12-5 and they currently sit at 1st in the Western Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Roughriders have an offense that could be called mediocre in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Roughriders are currently ranked 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd out of all the teams in the league averaging 27.3 points per game. So far this season, the Roughriders have passed the ball for a total of 4,348 yards through the air which breaks down to 255.8 passing yards per game putting them 5th in the league. Saskatchewan is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 115.2 yards per game, putting them 3rd in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,959 yards rushing through 17 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 371 yards per game overall which has them at 4th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are allowing 21.9 points per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league. Their pass defense is one of the top units in the CFL. They are conceding 211.1 passing yards per game and 3,589 total passing yards. For passing yards allowed per game, the Roughriders are currently ranked 2nd in the West. They have allowed 19 passing TDs for the 2019 season. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 373 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 93.5 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the CFL and 2nd in the Western Conference. For this year, they have allowed a total of 1,589 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Roughriders CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Roughriders -7
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