Ottawa Redblacks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Week 11 Expert CFL Picks 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Dominique Davis and the Ottawa Redblacks (3-6, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) head to Mosaic Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-3, 3rd in the Western Conference). Saskatchewan opens this matchup as 10.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 49.
The Redblacks have been terrible for football bettors, having gone 4-5 ATS. The Roughriders cover 75.0% of the time, going 6-2 against the spread. The Roughriders have been a great bet for football wagerers as the favorite, going 4-1 ATS. Ottawa has went 4-2 against the spread as the underdog, so they cover 66.7% of the time.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Redblacks have been a great Under play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 4-5.
The Redblacks cover 75.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 3-1 ATS.
Important Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
Saskatchewan is covering 75.0% of the time at Mosaic Stadium, going 3-1 against the spread.
The Roughriders have been a great Under play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 3-5.
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Ottawa Redblacks come into this game with a record of 3-6 for this season. They currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 19.4 points per contest, putting them 8th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 90.8 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the East, and they are currently ranked 3rd in the East for passing yards per contest with 220.4. For total yards, they are currently ranked 3rd in the East and 7th in the league with 2,801 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Redblacks currently have a total of 6 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs which is 3rd in the East. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the East and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Redblacks have one of the worst defenses in the CFL giving up 27.3 points per contest, putting them 3rd in the East and 7th in the league. In terms of rushing yards, Ottawa is giving up 121.7 yards per game putting them 3rd in the East and 8th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5 yards per carry putting them 1st in the East and 5th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,095 yards rushing through 9 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Redblacks have allowed 2,653 yards over the period of 9 games. This comes out to an average of 294.8 yards per game, putting them 9th in the league and 4th in the East. Opponents are completing 71.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.54 yards per attempt. They have allowed 10 passing TDs and 14 rushing TDs. Overall, they are giving up 416.4 yards per game putting them 3rd in the East and 8th overall. All of the above means they will have to step up their game if they want to slow down the opponent.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Roughriders head into this game 5-3 and they sit in 3rd in the Western Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Roughriders have one of the top tier offenses in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Roughriders are currently ranked 4th in the West and 5th out of all the teams in the league averaging 28 points per game. During the season thus far, the Roughriders have thrown for a total of 2,002 passing yards which equates to 250.2 passing yards per contest putting them 5th in the league and 3rd in the West. Saskatchewan has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 121.6 yards per game, putting them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the West. As a unit, they have a total of 973 rushing yards through 8 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 371.9 yards per contest overall putting them 2nd in the league and 2nd in the West.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are allowing 22.9 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the West and 4th in the league. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 183 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 83.6 yards per contest which puts them at 2nd in the league and 2nd in the West. For this season, they have conceded a total of 669 rushing yards and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the top units in the league. They are allowing 199.6 passing yards per contest and 1,597 total passing yards over the period of 8 games. For passing yards allowed per game, the Roughriders are currently ranked 2nd in the West and 2nd in the league. They have conceded 9 passing touchdowns for this year putting them 3rd out of all the teams in the league and 2nd in the West.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Roughriders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Roughriders -10.5
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