Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 11/13/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Elks (+10.5)
The Edmonton Elks (2-9) head to Mosaic Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-4). The line on this matchup has Saskatchewan as 10.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44. The QB's taking the field are Taylor Cornelius and Cody Fajardo.
In their last outing the Elks played the Tiger-Cats and were beaten 39-23. Taylor Cornelius went 21/35 with 322 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Walter Fletcher led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 29 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 74 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per carry. Walter Fletcher was the receiving yardage leader by earning 66 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 13.2 yards per catch during the game.
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When talking about getting in the endzone, the Edmonton Elks are averaging 18.1 PPG. Offensively they hold an average of 98.0 yards in the run game ranking them 5th in the league. The Elks have earned 3,865 yards in total over the course of this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Edmonton has compiled 12 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns.
The Elks sit in 8th in the CFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 27.2 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 5.5 yards per running attempt and 116.5 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,281 yards via the ground game in 11 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Elks have conceded 2,359 yards which puts them in 1st in the CFL. Over the course of their 11 games, they are giving up 214.5 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.9%. For the year, they are giving up 330.9 yards per game putting them at 5th in the CFL.
In their last game the Roughriders played the Elks and won 19-17. William Powell led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 7 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 46 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 3.0 yards per run. Kian Schaffer-Baker was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 65 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 9.3 yards per catch for that contest. Cody Fajardo went 24/33 with 241 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He threw 1 interception during the game.
For the season so far, the Roughriders have thrown for a total of 2,626 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 218.8 passing yards per outing, putting them at 8th in the league. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 317.2 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the CFL. They average 98.3 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 1,180 yards for this season. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Roughriders are ranked 6th in the league holding an average of 21.5 points per game.
Saskatchewan has allowed a total of 949 rushing yards (79.1 yards per outing) as well as 9 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. The Roughriders are surrendering 19.7 PPG, which puts them in 4th in the league. In total, they have relinquished 236 total points. They have conceded 17 touchdowns from the passing game and 251.2 yards per outing, which puts them in 6th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (-10.5)
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