Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 9/11/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (+3)
IG Field is the venue where and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-1) will play the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-1) on Saturday. Saskatchewan opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The O/U opens at 46. The starting quarterbacks are Cody Fajardo and Zach Collaros.
In their last game the Roughriders played the Blue Bombers and were defeated 23-8. Cody Fajardo went 23/39 with 211 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 3 interceptions on the day. William Powell paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 44 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 6.0 yards per carry. Kyran Moore was the receiving yardage leader by earning 79 yards on 10 catches. He averaged 7.9 yards per catch during the game.
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The Roughriders currently have 1,337 yards in total for the year. As a unit they average 96.5 yards via the ground game which is 3rd in the CFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Saskatchewan has totaled 4 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning scoring points, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are averaging 23.5 points per outing.
Regarding passing yardage, the Roughriders have conceded 895 yards which puts them in 3rd in the CFL. Over the course of this season, they are granting 290.2 yards/game which puts them 2nd in the CFL. The Roughriders are ranked 2nd in the league when it comes to team defense, allowing 17.5 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 66.5 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of their 4 games played this year, they have conceded 223.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 66.4%. Overall, they have given up 266 yards on the ground through 4 games.
In their last game the Blue Bombers took on the Roughriders and won by a score of 23-8. Andrew Harris led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 95 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 5.3 yards per run. Darvin Adams was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 60 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 15.0 yards per reception during the game. Zach Collaros went 19/27 with 245 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick during the game.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Blue Bombers rank 4th in the league by scoring 20.6 PPG. During the season so far, the Blue Bombers have thrown for a total of 1,140 passing yards together with an average of 228.0 passing yards per outing, which ranks 7th in the CFL. They average 89.8 run yards per game and have run for 449 yards in total. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an average of 317.8 yards per contest which is good for 7th in the league.
Winnipeg has surrendered a total of 473 yards on the ground (94.6 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. The Blue Bombers are surrendering 13.4 points per contest, which puts them in 1st in the CFL. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 67 points in total. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air and 239.6 yards per outing, which has them in 5th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-3)
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