Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 6/11/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (+1)
The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium is the venue where and the Edmonton Elks (4-14) will play the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-12) on Sunday. Saskatchewan opens this matchup as 1-point dogs. The over/under opens at 45. The expected starting quarterbacks are Mason Fine and Taylor Cornelius.
In their last game the Roughriders played the Stampeders and ended up taking the loss by a score of 36-10. Mason Fine went 21/32 with 168 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with no picks. Jamal Morrow led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 30 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 63 yards via 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.0 yards per run. Shaquelle Evans was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 76 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 12.7 yards per reception for that contest.
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The Roughriders racked up 1,737 total yards last season. As a team they maintained an average of 96.5 yards rushing, ranking this team 5th in the CFL. Saskatchewan totaled 20 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to scoring, the Saskatchewan Roughriders held an average of 21.5 points per contest.
Regarding passing yards, the Roughriders conceded 4,433 yards which had them sitting in 4th in the CFL. They gave up an average of 5.5 yards per running attempt and 118.1 rushing yards per game for the previous season. They gave up 28 passing touchdowns as well as 14 running touchdowns. Over the course of last year, they gave up 2,126 yards via the ground game in 18 outings. They gave up 364.4 yards per contest ranking them 7th in the league. The Roughriders were ranked 7th in the league when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 26.4 PPG.
In their last game the Elks went up against the Lions and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-14. Tre Ford paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 28 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 72 yards on 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.0 yards per carry. Kevin Brown led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 65 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 8.1 yards per catch in the game. Tre Ford went 22/36 with 242 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He threw 2 picks during the game.
They had an average of 102.4 run yards per game and rushed for 1,844 yards in total. Last season, the Elks earned 3,841 passing yards as well as an average of 213.4 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 8th in the CFL. The Edmonton Elks held an average of 315.8 yards per game ranking them 8th in the league. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Elks ranked 9th in the CFL with 19.7 PPG.
The Elks surrendered 33.3 points per game, which had them sitting 9th in the CFL. In total, they allowed 599 points in total. Edmonton allowed a total of 2,143 rushing yards (119.1 yards per outing) and 31 touchdowns rushing over the course of last year. They allowed the opposition 31 touchdowns through the air in addition to 244.9 yards/game, ranking them 3rd in the CFL.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (-1) and under 45 points
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