Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders Prediction, 10/2/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (-3.5)
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-2) travel to McMahon Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Calgary Stampeders (2-5). Calgary opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The total is set at 49. The QB's who are expected to start are Cody Fajardo and Bo Levi Mitchell.
In their last outing the Roughriders played the Lions and won by a score of 31-24. Cody Fajardo went 24/31 with 279 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception on the day. William Powell led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 42 yards on 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run. Kyran Moore led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 40 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 6.7 yards per catch in the game.
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The Roughriders have earned 2,405 yards in total for the season. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 110.1 yards in the run game ranking this team at 2nd in the league. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Saskatchewan has totaled 7 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are averaging 23.4 points per outing.
The Roughriders rank 4th in the CFL in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 20.4 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per tote and 66.7 rushing yards per contest for the season. During the season, they have allowed 467 yards on the ground through 7 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Roughriders have given up 1,751 yards which has them sitting in 6th in the league. During their 7 games played this year, they have given up 250.1 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.3%. For the year, they have surrendered 316.9 yards/game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
In their last game the Stampeders played the Tiger-Cats and were beaten 23-17. Ka'Deem Carey led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 26 yards by way of 7 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per run. Colton Hunchak was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 46 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 9.2 yards per catch during the game. Bo Levi Mitchell went 16/28 with 170 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick in the game.
For the year thus far, the Stampeders have compiled 1,958 yards through the air not to mention an average of 279.7 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 1st in the league. The Calgary Stampeders average 349.6 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the CFL. They have an average of 69.9 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 489 yards in total. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Stampeders are 6th in the CFL with 20.3 points per outing.
Calgary has given up a total of 682 yards via the ground game (97.4 yards per game) as well as 3 touchdowns on the ground for the year. The Stampeders are giving up 21.3 PPG, which has them sitting 5th in the league. In total, they have conceded 149 points in total. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 271.1 yards/game, which has them sitting 9th in the CFL.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Calgary Stampeders (+3.5) and under 49 points
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