Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Week 12 Expert CFL Picks Against the Spread 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Mosaic Stadium is the venue where Cody Fajardo and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) will take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-2, 1st in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have Saskatchewan as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 47.5.
The Blue Bombers have been very good for wagerers, having gone 7-3 ATS. Saskatchewan covers the spread 77.8% of the time, going 7-2 against the spread. The Roughriders have been very good for wagerers as a favorite, going 5-1 ATS. Winnipeg has gone 2-0 against the spread as the underdog, so they cover the spread 100.0% of the time.
Valuable Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers have been a less than ideal Over play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 5-5.
Winnipeg covers the spread 60.0% of the time away from home, having gone 3-2 ATS.
Important Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
The Roughriders cover the spread 75.0% of the time at Mosaic Stadium, going 3-1 against the spread.
The Roughriders have been a bad Over play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 4-5.
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
08/19/19 QB Matt Nichols Shoulder is out 4-6 weeks
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers head into this matchup 8-2 this season. They currently sit at 1st in the Western Conference. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league with an average of 30.3 points per game, ranking them 1st in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 141.4 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the conference, and they sit in 5th in the conference for passing yards per game with 199.9. For total yards, they sit in 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the CFL with 3,413 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bombers currently have a total of 16 passing TDs and 11 rushing TDs which is 2nd in the conference. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the conference and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Bombers have one of the best defenses in the league giving up 19.9 points per game, ranking them 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the CFL. In terms of rushing yards, Winnipeg is giving up 69.1 yards per game ranking them 1st in the conference and 1st in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per carry ranking them 3rd in the conference and 3rd in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 691 yards rushing through 10 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bombers have allowed 2,601 yards over the period of 10 games. This comes out to an average of 260.1 yards per game, ranking them 6th in the CFL and 5th in the conference. Teams are completing 60.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.38 yards per try. They have allowed 9 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs. Overall, they are conceding 329.2 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the conference and 3rd overall. When looking at all the stats, you might find it difficult to score points on this team because of their stout defense.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Roughriders step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 and they are currently ranked 2nd in the Western Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Roughriders have one of the best offenses in the CFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Roughriders currently sit at 2nd in the conference and 3rd out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 29.3 points per contest. So far this season, the Roughriders have thrown for a total of 2,243 passing yards which breaks down to 249.2 passing yards per game putting them 5th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. Saskatchewan has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 121.7 yards per game, putting them 3rd in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,095 yards rushing through 9 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 370.9 yards per game overall putting them 2nd in the CFL and 2nd in the conference.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are giving up 22.3 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the conference and 4th in the CFL. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 201 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 80.6 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have conceded a total of 725 yards rushing and 0 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in the CFL. They are giving up 202.6 passing yards per game and 1,823 total passing yards over the course of 9 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Roughriders currently sit at 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the CFL. They have allowed 10 passing TDs in 2019 putting them 3rd out of the nine teams in the CFL and 2nd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Blue Bombers/Roughriders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Bombers +6.5
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