Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 9/4/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-4.5)
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-5) play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10-1) at Mosaic Stadium on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Winnipeg as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 43.5. The QB's taking the field are Zach Collaros and Cody Fajardo.
In their last outing the Blue Bombers played the Stampeders and won 31-29. Zach Collaros went 19/26 with 294 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He threw 2 picks in the game. Brady Oliveira paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 10 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 60 yards on 8 carries which gave him an average of 7.5 yards per run. Nic Demski was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 117 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 14.6 yards per catch for that contest.
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The Blue Bombers have earned 3,837 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they're holding an average of 107.7 yards rushing giving them a rank of 3rd in the league. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Winnipeg has amassed 21 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning scoring points, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an average of 27.1 points per contest.
Regarding yards through the air, the Blue Bombers have allowed 2,800 yards which puts them in 7th in the league. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 339.0 yards/outing putting them at 3rd in the CFL. The Blue Bombers sit in 1st in the CFL in terms of team defense, conceding 19.2 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt and 84.5 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of their 11 games played, they are giving up 254.5 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 64.7%. Overall, they have conceded 929 running yards through 11 outings.
The last time they took the field the Roughriders faced the Lions and ended up getting the win by a score of 23-16. Frankie Hickson led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 22 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 129 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 9.0 yards per carry. Kian Schaffer-Baker was the receiving yardage leader by earning 170 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 34.0 yards per catch in the game. Cody Fajardo went 19/24 with 321 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Roughriders currently rank 5th in the league holding an average of 24.3 points per contest. Over the course of the season so far, the Roughriders have compiled 2,333 yards through the air along with holding an average of 212.1 passing yards per contest, ranking them 9th in the CFL. They hold an average of 109.8 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,208 yards overall. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have an average of 321.9 yards per game which has them ranked 8th in the league.
Saskatchewan has surrendered a total of 912 yards rushing (82.9 yards/game) in addition to 6 touchdowns via the rush this season. The Roughriders are allowing 23.5 points per contest, ranking them 3rd in the league. Over the course of the season, they have given up 259 points in total. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 263.8 yards/game, which puts them in 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (+4.5)
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