Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 9/16/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Elks (+9.5)
Mosaic Stadium is the site where and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-7) will take on the Edmonton Elks (3-10) on Friday. Saskatchewan opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 47.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Taylor Cornelius and Cody Fajardo.
In their last game the Elks played the Stampeders and ended up taking the loss by a score of 56-28. Taylor Cornelius went 23/32 with 292 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick during the game. Kevin Brown led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 33 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 91 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 9.0 yards per tote. Dillon Mitchell was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 120 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 24.0 yards per reception in the game.
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In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Edmonton Elks are averaging 20.2 points per contest. As a unit they maintain an average of 86.4 yards via the ground game which is 7th in the CFL. The Elks have earned 3,954 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Edmonton has compiled 11 touchdowns through the air and 14 rushing touchdowns.
Concerning passing yards, the Elks have allowed 3,227 yards which has them ranked 7th in the league. In total, they are allowing 366.1 yards/contest which ranks them 8th in the CFL. The Elks are sitting in 9th in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 34.1 PPG. The opposition is running for 5.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 117.8 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of their 13 games played this season, they have surrendered 248.2 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 72.6%. In total, they have allowed 1,532 running yards through 13 contests.
The last time they took the field the Roughriders played the Blue Bombers and lost 54-20. Frankie Hickson paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 71 yards via 10 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per tote. Kyran Moore led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 56 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 9.3 yards per reception for that game. Cody Fajardo went 15/18 with 124 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
During this campaign thus far, the Roughriders have thrown for 2,727 yards via the pass along with an average of 209.8 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 9th in the CFL. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have an average of 318.2 yards/outing which has them ranked 8th in the CFL. They have an average of 108.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,410 yards for this season. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Roughriders are ranking 6th in the CFL holding an average of 23.5 points per outing.
The Roughriders are conceding 25.6 points per game, which has them sitting 6th in the league. In total, they have relinquished 333 points in total. Saskatchewan has allowed a total of 1,130 yards via the ground game (86.9 yards per outing) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have conceded 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 260.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+9.5)
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