Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 11/5/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (-6)
The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium is the site where and the Edmonton Elks (2-8) will play the Saskatchewan Roughriders (7-4) on Friday. Edmonton opens this contest as 6-point dogs. The over/under is set at 46. The QB's who are expected to start are Cody Fajardo and Taylor Cornelius.
In their last outing the Roughriders went up against the Alouettes and earned the victory by a score of 19-14. Cody Fajardo went 14/25 with 158 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Cody Fajardo led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 46 yards by way of 4 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.0 yards per run. William Powell was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 40 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 10.0 yards per reception during the game.
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When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are sitting at 21.7 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 98.4 yards rushing ranking them 5th in the CFL. The Roughriders have racked up 3,478 yards in total for the season. In terms of scoring, Saskatchewan has amassed 10 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns.
When talking about passing yards, the Roughriders have allowed 2,707 yards which ranks them 5th in the CFL. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 324.3 yards per game ranking them 4th in the league. The Roughriders are ranked 4th in the CFL concerning team defense, giving up 19.9 points per game. They are allowing 4.4 yards per run and 78.2 rushing yards per game this year. During their 11 games, they are allowing 246.1 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 67.9%. In total, they have conceded 860 yards via the ground game in 11 games.
In their last game the Elks took on the Tiger-Cats and lost 39-23. James Wilder Jr. paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 39 yards by way of 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per run. Greg Ellingson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 101 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 14.4 yards per reception for that game. Taylor Cornelius went 19/33 with 251 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception.
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Elks are 8th in the league holding an average of 18.2 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Elks have a total of 2,479 yards via the pass as well as an average of 247.9 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 5th in the CFL. They hold an average of 98.9 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 989 yards overall. The Edmonton Elks have an average of 346.8 yards/game which has them ranked 4th in the CFL.
The Elks are allowing 28.0 points per contest, ranking them 8th in the CFL. This year, they have surrendered 280 total points. Edmonton has conceded a total of 1,183 yards via the ground game (118.3 yards per contest) and 8 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have conceded 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 212.9 yards per game, which has them ranked 3rd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+6)
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