Stampeders vs. Roughriders Prediction: CFL Week 4 Point Spread, Odds
July 06, 2019, 10:00 PM ET | Mosaic Stadium
The Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders both earned their first win of the season last time out – but only one will have the opportunity to keep that run going as the CFL West rivals meet Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Stampeders evened their record with a narrow 36-32 triumph over the visiting B.C. Lions in their previous game, while Saskatchewan throttled lowly Toronto 32-7 to end a season-opening two-game losing skid.
CFL Odds and BettingGames against divisional foes have given the Stampeders fits in recent years, as they come into the weekend having gone just 4-12 against the spread (ATS) in their previous 16 contests vs. the West. They’re also a woeful 1-5 ATS in their past six against teams with losing records. The Roughriders have had the opposite result vs. teams from the West Division of late, having successfully covered in seven of their past nine encounters. They’re also 5-2 ATS in their last seven at home.
The total of 50.5 is the lowest of any Week 4 matchup, and that could mean great value for bettors who favour the over. Calgary has surpassed the total in six of its previous eight games played on a Saturday, and is 8-3 O/U in its last 11 after failing to cover. Saskatchewan has gone below the number three times with a push in its previous four games at Mosaic Stadium, but is 6-2 O/U the last eight times it has hosted the Stampeders.
The Stampeders will almost certainly be without quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell this weekend – but whether they’ll have to plan for a long-term absence remains to be seen. Mitchell, who suffered a pectoral injury in last week’s win over the Lions, hasn’t practiced all week and has sought a second opinion on his injury from famed Los Angeles-based Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Mitchell has thrown for 573 yards with three TDs and two INTs through the first two games.
The Roughriders have no such concern at the QB position – if anything, they might have too much going for them at the moment, with Cody Fajardo playing lights-out in place of the injured Zach Collaros. Fajardo has racked up 790 passing yards and four touchdowns while adding a pair of rushing scores for Saskatchewan. Collaros is on the six-game injured list after getting hit in the head during the Roughriders’ season-opening loss to Hamilton.