Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 9/3/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-7.5)
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (5-5) host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-2) at Mosaic Stadium on Sunday. Winnipeg opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The total opens at 46.5. The men taking the field are Zach Collaros and Jake Dolegala.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers played the Alouettes and earned the victory by a score of 47-17. Zach Collaros went 16/24 with 240 yards through the air and added 4 touchdowns. He tossed 3 picks on the day. Brady Oliveira led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 26 yards and he tallied 1 TD during the game. He rushed for a total of 119 yards on 18 carries which gave him an average of 6.6 yards per carry. Nic Demski led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 87 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 17.4 yards per reception during the game.
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The Blue Bombers have tallied 4,338 total yards for the season. As a team they average 126.2 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 1st in the league. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Winnipeg has compiled 25 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are sitting at 31.3 points per contest.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Blue Bombers have surrendered 2,228 yards which has them sitting in 2nd in the CFL. In total, they have surrendered 292.6 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the CFL. The Blue Bombers are sitting in 2nd in the league when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 20.5 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 90.1 rushing yards per game this year. During their 11 games played, they are giving up 202.5 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 59.1%. During the season, they have allowed 991 yards via the running game in 11 contests.
In their last contest the Roughriders played the Lions and ended up getting the victory by a score of 34-29. Jamal Morrow paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 59 yards via 16 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per run. Samuel Emilus was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 106 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 21.2 yards per catch for the game. Jacob Dolegala went 18/29 with 239 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
For the year so far, the Roughriders currently sit at 2,574 passing yards as well as an average of 257.4 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 4th in the CFL. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have an average of 344.6 yards/game which has them ranked 4th in the league. They have an average of 87.2 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 872 yards for this year. In terms of how much they score, the Roughriders are ranked 7th in the league holding an average of 21.0 points per game.
Saskatchewan has surrendered a total of 951 yards on the ground (95.1 yards per outing) in addition to 9 touchdowns rushing for the season. The Roughriders are allowing 27.2 PPG, which has them ranked 9th in the league. Overall, they have conceded 272 points in total. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 229.0 yards per contest, which has them sitting 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (+7.5)
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