Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 9/30/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (+9.5)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (12-2) host the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-8) at IG Field on Friday. The line on this game has Winnipeg as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 49.5. The men taking the field are Cody Fajardo and Zach Collaros.
The last time they took the field the Roughriders went up against the Elks and ended up taking the loss by a score of 26-24. Cody Fajardo went 20/27 with 230 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Frankie Hickson paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 5 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 14 yards via 10 carries which meant he averaged 1.0 yards per run. Justin McInnis led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 48 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 12.0 yards per reception during the game.
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The Roughriders have earned 4,399 total yards for the season. As a team they have an average of 106.5 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 3rd in the CFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Saskatchewan has compiled 17 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are averaging 23.5 points per contest.
The Roughriders sit in 5th in the CFL concerning team defense, conceding 25.6 points per contest. They are giving up 4.9 yards per run and 95.1 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 1,332 yards via the ground game in 14 outings. In terms of passing yards, the Roughriders have allowed 3,603 yards which ranks them 7th in the CFL. Over the course of their 14 games played, they have surrendered 257.4 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 67.4%. For the year, they have yielded 352.5 yards/outing which ranks them 5th in the CFL.
In their last game the Blue Bombers played the Tiger-Cats and took the defeat by a score of 48-31. Brady Oliveira paced the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 17 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 60 yards via 9 carries which had him averaging 6.7 yards per run. Dalton Schoen led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 158 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 26.3 yards per catch in the game. Zach Collaros went 23/34 with 342 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 interceptions on the day.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Blue Bombers currently rank 3rd in the CFL averaging 28.8 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Blue Bombers have a total of 3,445 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 246.1 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 6th in the CFL. They average 109.5 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 1,533 yards for this season. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers maintain an average of 355.6 yards per game which has them ranked 4th in the league.
The Blue Bombers are surrendering 21.2 PPG, which has them in 1st in the league. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 297 points in total. Winnipeg has surrendered a total of 1,228 rushing yards (87.7 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground for the 2020 season. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 251.5 yards/game, which puts them in 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (+9.5)
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