Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 9/5/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (+3.5)
Mosaic Stadium is the venue where and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-0) will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-1) on Sunday. The spread on this contest has Saskatchewan as 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 42.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Zach Collaros and Cody Fajardo.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers faced the Stampeders and earned the win by a score of 18-16. Zach Collaros went 16/25 with 243 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Andrew Harris led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 20 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 81 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per carry. Kenny Lawler was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 94 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 15.7 yards per reception for that game.
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Regarding scoring points, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are sitting at 20.0 PPG. Offensively they maintain an average of 81.0 yards on the ground which is 7th in the CFL. The Blue Bombers have attained 1,219 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Winnipeg has compiled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown.
The Blue Bombers rank 1st in the CFL in terms of team defense, conceding 14.8 PPG. They are allowing 5.6 yards per run and 102.0 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 408 yards on the ground through 4 outings. In terms of passing yards, the Blue Bombers have conceded 1,005 yards which ranks them 8th in the league. During their 4 games played this season, they have surrendered 251.2 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.5%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 353.2 yards per contest which has them ranked 7th in the league.
In their last game the Roughriders played the Redblacks and won by a score of 23-10. Cody Fajardo paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for a total of 47 yards on 9 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per run. Kyran Moore was the receiving yardage leader by earning 48 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 5.3 yards per catch for the game. Cody Fajardo went 30/35 with 321 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
During the season so far, the Roughriders have thrown for a total of 758 passing yards along with an average of 252.7 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 5th in the CFL. The Saskatchewan Roughriders hold an average of 359.7 yards per outing which ranks them 4th in the league. They hold an average of 107.0 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 321 yards in total. In terms of their ability to score points, the Roughriders are ranking 1st in the CFL scoring 28.7 points per contest.
Saskatchewan has allowed the opposition a total of 141 yards via the ground game (47.0 yards per outing) and 2 touchdowns on the ground this season. The Roughriders are allowing 15.7 PPG, which has them sitting 2nd in the league. This season, they have surrendered 47 total points. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air and 216.7 yards/contest, which has them sitting 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (-3.5)
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