Roughriders vs Stampeders Expert Picks Week 18
Friday, October 11, 2019
Cody Fajardo and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-3, 1st in the Western Conference) are headed to McMahon Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Calgary Stampeders (9-5, 2nd in the Western Conference). Calgary opens this game as 2.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 47.5.
The Roughriders have been a great play for CFL wagerers, having gone 9-5 ATS. The Stampeders cover 38.5% of the time, going 5-8 against the spread. The Stampeders have been lousy for football wagerers as favorites, going 1-7 ATS. The Roughriders cover 33.3% of the time as an underdog, having gone 1-2 against the spread.
Valuable Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
The Roughriders have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 6-8.
The Roughriders cover 66.7% of the time on the road, having gone 4-2 ATS.
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
Calgary covers the spread 50.0% of the time at McMahon Stadium, going 3-3 against the spread.
The Stampeders have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 5-9.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 this year. They currently sit at 1st in the Western Conference. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the Western Conference and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the Western Conference and 7th in the CFL with 5,112 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Roughriders currently have a total of 14 passing touchdowns and 22 rushing touchdowns. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league with an average of 27.3 points per game, putting them 3rd in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 113.5 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the Western Conference, and they sit in 3rd in the Western Conference for passing yards per game with 251.6.
The Roughriders have one of the top tier defenses in the CFL allowing 21.4 points per game, which has them at 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the CFL. When it comes to passing yards, the Roughriders have allowed 2,861 yards over the period of 14 games. This comes out to an average of 204.4 yards per contest, which has them at 1st in the league and 1st in the conference. Teams are completing 67.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.55 yards per try. They have conceded 15 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards on the ground, Saskatchewan is allowing 97.3 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.18 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 4th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,362 rushing yards through 14 games.
The Stampeders step onto the field holding a record of 9-5 and they currently sit at 2nd in the Western Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Stampeders have one of the top tier offenses in the CFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Stampeders currently sit at 4th in the West and 5th out of all the teams in the league averaging 26.1 points per game. So far this season, the Stampeders have thrown for a total of 4,166 passing yards which equates to 297.6 passing yards per game putting them 2nd in the league. Calgary hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 78.4 yards per game, ranking them 8th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 1,097 yards rushing through 14 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Calgary Stampeders average 375.9 yards per contest overall which has them at 3rd in the CFL and 2nd in the West.
The Calgary Stampeders are conceding 21.5 points per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 4th in the CFL. In terms of points given up, they have given up 301 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 89.4 yards per game which puts them at 2nd in the CFL and 2nd in the West. In 2019, they have given up a total of 1,251 yards rushing and 10 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the CFL. They are conceding 248.7 passing yards per game and 3,482 total passing yards. For passing yards allowed per game, the Stampeders are currently ranked 4th in the conference. They have conceded 14 passing touchdowns for this season.
Who will win tonight's Roughriders/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Stampeders -2.5
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