The Saskatchewan Roughriders had everything come together for them last week. The Roughriders played excellent defense and got plenty of help from the offense to pick up a 32-30 overtime win against Winnipeg at home. Saskatchewan has picked up back-to-back victories over two of the league’s best teams at home.
Winnipeg may have gotten a solid wake-up call. Anon making Roughriders vs Blue Bombers betting picks will see that Winnipeg had won five straight before losing to Saskatchewan.
The Blue Bombers’ offense still put up points last week, but the defense had difficulty slowing down the Roughriders. Winnipeg is looking to get a shot at revenge on its home turf.
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Odds
- Moneyline: The Blue Bombers are -425, while Saskatchewan is +225.
- Spread: CFL odds show that Winnipeg is an 8.5-point favorite.
- Over/Under: The over/under has been set at 48 points.
Roughriders vs. Blue Bombers Information
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Location of the game: IG Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Date & Time: Saturday, September 9. 4:00 p.m.
How to watch: CFL+
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Analysis
Saskatchewan passing attack comes together
The Roughriders had been waffling without veteran quarterback Trevor Harris under center. If Jake Dolegala keeps up his current progression, Saskatchewan will have a good chance to climb the CFL standings. Dolegala passed for a season-high 326 yards despite only completing 56.4 percent of his passes.
The Roughriders have struggled on defense this season. Saskatchewan is last in the league in points allowed at 27.5. People making Roughriders vs Blue Bombers betting picks will see Saskatchewan is fifth in the league in passing yards allowed per game at 248.5 yards per game.
Amari Henderson is questionable with an ankle injury.
Betting Trends to Know
- The Roughriders are 5-5-1 against the spread.
- Saskatchewan has seen the total go over the number in seven of 11 games.
- Four straight Roughriders games have gone over the total.
- Saskatchewan is 3-1 against the spread over the past four games.
Winnipeg ready for the rematch
There hasn’t been a stretch on the CFL schedule where Winnipeg hasn’t come up with an answer for how to bounce back. The Blue Bombers offense had a hard time scoring on the Roughriders last week.
Anyone looking at Roughriders vs Blue Bombers betting picks will see Winnipeg quarterback Zach Collaros struggling played a large role in that defeat.
Collaros only completed 50 percent of his passes and was intercepted. Collaros’ two starts since he returned from injury have both been up-and-down; he was limited to less than 300 passing yards in both starts.
Shayne Gauthier is out indefinitely with a hip injury.
Betting Trends to Know
- Winnipeg is 6-6 against the spread.
- The Blue Bombers have seen the over go 7-5 in their games.
- Four of Winnipeg’s last five games have gone over the total.
- Winnipeg has won five of its past six games straight up.
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Picks
Anyone making Roughriders vs Blue Bombers picks will at least be tempted to bet Winnipeg to pick up a revenge victory. The Blue Bombers will cost a steep price, so it may be better to parlay them.
Winnipeg’s climb up the CFL standings has been thanks in large part to its stellar offense. With the Roughriders’ now also showing some scoring punch, this is a good spot to bet the over.
Making CFL picks can be tricky because of the length of the season and the number of times the teams play each other. Saskatchewan has been playing good football recently but will see that streak come to an end against Winnipeg.
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction
- CFL Pick: Winnipeg -8.5