Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction
The Ottawa Redblacks and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Saturday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The Ottawa Redblacks could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Ottawa Redblacks have split their last four road games. Dominique Davis is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 1,823 yards, five touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Davis has eight touchdown passes and 12 interceptions in his last 304 pass attempts. Dominique Rhymes and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 871 receiving yards and four touchdowns while RJ Harris has 25 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 90.8 yards per contest, and John Crockett leads the way with 394 yards and on 70 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 27.3 points and 426.2 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 64 tackles, Avery Ellis has five sacks and Anthony Cioffi has two interceptions.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are coming off a bye week and look to build on a four-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won three of their last four home games. Cody Fajardo is completing 74.2 percent of his passes for 1,871 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 2,071 passing yards and seven touchdowns this season. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 1,099 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 28 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 121.6 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 527 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 22.9 points and 303.2 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 38 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 10 sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has two interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 28-11 ATS in their last 39 road games. The Roughriders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Saskatchewan and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1-1 in Roughriders last 7 home games. The under is 4-1 in RedBlacks last 5 games overall.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are playing the better football and have had an extra week to prepare for this contest. However, the Ottawa Redblacks have been road covering machines these last couple of years and despite their recent losing stretch, they're only losing their last three games by an average of five points. The Redblacks have also won four of the last five meetings against Saskatchewan. While the Roughriders should win, this line seems a bit too steep.