Free CFL Pick: Roughriders vs. Eskimos Odds
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(0-1) Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos (0-1)
Date: Friday, July 8th 2016
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton
CFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
CFL ATS Betting Odds: Edmonton -10
CFL Betting Total: 52.5
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Two teams looking for their first win of the season meet here on Friday night as Saskatchewan and Edmonton get set for battle.
Both teams dropped their season openers at home, with Edmonton losing to Ottawa and Saskatchewan dropping one to Toronto.
The Roughriders buried themselves in a 14-0 hole that they simply couldn’t get out of early in the first quarter.
It was the turnovers that really hurt this team. Saskatchewan turned the ball over twice, which resulted in short fields for Toronto.
The Roughriders actually outgained Toronto as they racked up 389 yards of offense. QB Darian Durant had an impressive game, going 31/48 for 310 yards and added a touchdown.
The problem for this Saskatchewan team was finishing drives, especially in the 2nd half.
It was all field goals for the Roughriders in the 2nd half in their loss to Toronto, as their run game was especially ineffective by the goal line. Look for them to really force the issue with their ground game early here in this one, to try and get it going.
If they can successfully do that, it would open up the pass game for Durant as well.
Edmonton is arguably the most impressive 0-1 team here in the early season, as they fell in overtime to Ottawa 45-37.
Edmonton was impressive on the offensive end, racking up 442 yards of total offense, as QB Mike Reilly was hitting different receivers all over the field.
The Eskimos had a pair of receivers over 100 yards and 7 different receivers with receptions. This team is built to pass, but still managed to get a rushing touchdown from John White IV.
Defensively, this team will need to step up. Edmonton allowed 590 yards of total offense for Ottawa as they allowed both Ottawa QBs to throw for 250+ yards.
A huge key here for them will be getting pressure in the backfield. They had almost none the entire game, dropping back and playing coverage. That clearly, didn’t work, as they gave plenty of time for Harris and Burris to throw and find an open receiver.
CFL Football Betting Trends:
- Roughriders are 16-34-3 ATS in their last 53 games following a ATS loss.
- Roughriders are 15-38-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Roughriders are 14-39-3 ATS in their last 56 games following a straight up loss
- Eskimos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 3.
- Eskimos are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games following a ATS loss.
- Eskimos are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games.
Free Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Prediction:
Defense will be a crucial key here, especially early on.
Both teams buried themselves with horrible coverage and lack of pressure on the opposing QB in their first game of the season.
Which ever team can get some pressure into the backfield and force some tough passes, will get the edge here.
4* Free CFL Betting Pick: Saskatchewan +10
This is a generous number here. Given the struggle on defense for Edmonton, look for the Roughriders to keep this one close.
CFL Free Score Prediction: Edmonton 29- Saskatchewan 26
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