Calgary Stampeders vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 10/9/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Stampeders vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: Calgary Stampeders (+3.5)
Mosaic Stadium is the venue where and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-3) will play the Calgary Stampeders (3-5) on Saturday. Saskatchewan opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Bo Levi Mitchell and Cody Fajardo.
In their last game the Stampeders faced the Roughriders and won 23-17. Bo Levi Mitchell went 16/25 with 184 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick during the game. Ka'Deem Carey led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 29 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 78 yards via 11 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per run. Hergy Mayala was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 28 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 7.0 yards per catch for the game.
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The Stampeders have tallied 2,695 total yards for the year. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 71.6 yards rushing which has them sitting 8th in the CFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Calgary has totaled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 6 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Calgary Stampeders hold an average of 20.6 points per contest.
The Stampeders are ranked 4th in the CFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 20.8 points per game. They are giving up 4.9 yards per attempt on the ground and 96.4 rushing yards per game this year. For the year, they have conceded 771 yards via the ground game in 8 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Stampeders have conceded 2,152 yards which puts them in 8th in the CFL. During their 8 games, they are allowing 269.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.9%. Overall, they have allowed 365.4 yards/outing which has them sitting 7th in the CFL.
In their last game the Roughriders played the Stampeders and took the loss by a score of 23-17. William Powell led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for 66 yards on 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.0 yards per carry. Kyran Moore was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 63 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 7.9 yards per reception for the game. Cody Fajardo went 25/44 with 269 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 pick in the game.
During this campaign so far, the Roughriders have earned 1,888 passing yards along with holding an average of 236.0 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 7th in the league. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 343.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 4th in the CFL. They are averaging 107.5 run yards per game and have run for 860 yards overall. In relation to how much they score, the Roughriders are 4th in the CFL holding an average of 22.6 points per game.
The Roughriders are giving up 20.8 points per game, which puts them in 3rd in the league. This season, they have given up 166 points in total. Saskatchewan has allowed a total of 551 rushing yards (68.9 yards per contest) as well as 8 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. They have allowed 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 239.4 yards per contest, which has them sitting 4th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Calgary Stampeders (+3.5)
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