The Ottawa Redblacks have needed help pulling themselves together. Ottawa has lost three of its past four games by one score. Anyone looking at Roughriders vs Redblacks best bets will be that Ottawa is now three games out of third place in the East Division.
Saskatchewan has also found itself in a difficult spot. The West Division is hotly contested, and losing to Edmonton last week puts the Roughriders in a tough place. The Roughriders still have a narrow two-game lead in the standings but can’t afford to allow its losing streak to extend deeper into the season.
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa Redblacks Information
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Ottawa Redblacks
Location of the game: TD Place, Ottawa, Ontario
Date & Time: Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 7:00 p.m.
How to watch: CFL+
Recent Scores for Last Game
Last week was tough for Saskatchewan on the CFL schedule. The Roughriders dropped a 36-27 game to Edmonton that opens up the race for third place in the West division. Ottawa lost a devastating game to the B.C. Lions. The Redblacks blew a 15-point lead in the last three minutes and lost 41-37.
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa Redblacks Analysis
Saskatchewan may feel good about playing Ottawa to protect its spot in the CFL standings. The Roughriders were gashed last week by Edmonton’s rushing attack. Edmonton ran for 265 yards against Saskatchewan. The Roughriders’ offense has had a hard time putting up points. Saskatchewan has the second-worst scoring offense in the CFL, scoring 21.2 points per game.
Anyone making Roughriders vs Redblacks best bets will see Saskatchewan has found a more consistent performer in Jake Dolegala at quarterback. Dolegala tied a season-high by throwing three touchdown passes in a losing effort.
Anyone making CFL picks will know that Ottawa may never recover this season from its most recent loss. The Redblacks were outscored 23-0 in the fourth quarter and extended their losing streak to seven games.
Ottawa quarterback Dustin Crum scored three rushing touchdowns last week. The Redblacks quarterback hasn’t provided opponents with much of a passing threat to think of. Crum hasn’t thrown a passing touchdown since Aug. 13, a stretch of four games. Crum has thrown at least one interception in three of its past four games.
The Redblacks have had a hard time on defense. Ottawa has the second-worst scoring defense in the league, giving up 27 points per game. The Redblacks have the worst passing defense in the league, allowing 325.8 yards per game.
CFL odds show that Saskatchewan is 5-7-1 against the spread this season. The Roughriders have seen the total go over in nine of their 13 games this season. Saskatchewan has seen the total go over the number in six straight games.
Odds for this game haven’t been posted yet. Check back closer to kickoff to see who is favored.
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Ottawa is 5-8 against the spread this season. The Redblacks have seen the total go over in eight of 13 games this season. Ottawa is 2-5 against the spread during its seven-game losing streak.
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Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa Redblacks Betting Pick and Prediction
Making Roughriders vs Redblacks best bets will depend on where the spread settles. Saskatchewan has found a successful backup quarterback in Dolegala to replace veteran Trevor Harris, who has missed most of this season with an injury. The Roughriders will extend Ottawa’s misery and win on the road.
When it comes to points scored, both the Roughriders and Redblacks were caught up in wild shootouts last season. You can count on both CFL teams trying to take advantage of the other team’s defense to grab a victory.