Ottawa RedBlacks (@4.1) vs Saskatchewan Roughriders (@1.25)

Our Prediction:

Saskatchewan Roughriders will win

Ottawa RedBlacks – Saskatchewan Roughriders Match Prediction | 21-08-2019

An opportunity to get in the win column for the first time this year comes for Saskatchewan this week against the Ottawa Redblacks, who are looking to open the season with back-to-back victories Read on for a preview of this intriguing meeting below. The Saskatchewan Roughriders will have another road game before making their home season debut, and they want to be welcomed by their home fans with at least a win on their ledger.

In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 19.4 points per contest, putting them 8th in the league. For total yards, they are currently ranked 3rd in the East and 7th in the league with 2,801 yards. They currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. The Ottawa Redblacks come into this game with a record of 3-6 for this season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the East and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Redblacks currently have a total of 6 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs which is 3rd in the East. As a team, they are averaging 90.8 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the East, and they are currently ranked 3rd in the East for passing yards per contest with 220.4.

Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 28 points and 318 yards per game. RJ Harris and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 157 receiving yards on 17 receptions while Caleb Holley has five receptions. Davis has three touchdown passes and five interceptions in his last 53 pass attempts. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 125 yards per contest, and Mossis Madu leads the way with 112 yards and on 24 carries. The Ottawa Redblacks look for a quick 2-0 start after beating the Calgary Stampeders on the road as nine-point underdogs. Dominique Davis is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 276 yards, zero touchdowns and four interceptions. The Ottawa Redblacks have won five of their last seven home games. Corey Tindal leads the Ottawa Redblacks with four tackles, Michael Wakefield has one sack and Jonathan Rose has one interception.

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During the season thus far, the Roughriders have thrown for a total of 2,002 passing yards which equates to 250.2 passing yards per contest putting them 5th in the league and 3rd in the West. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 371.9 yards per contest overall putting them 2nd in the league and 2nd in the West. In discussing the offensive production, the Roughriders have one of the top tier offenses in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 973 rushing yards through 8 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Roughriders head into this game 5-3 and they sit in 3rd in the Western Conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Roughriders are currently ranked 4th in the West and 5th out of all the teams in the league averaging 28 points per game. Saskatchewan has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 121.6 yards per game, putting them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the West.

Apart from that loss, the Roughriders could be in danger of missing starting quarterback Zach Collaros at least for the Ottawa game. Collaros was knocked out of the game against the Tiger-Cats after just one driver, as he was illegally hit in the head by a Hamilton defender. If Collaros cant go, the Roughriders are most likely to give the temporary starting duties under center to Isaac Hark, who passed for 128 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions on 8-of-14 passing in Week 1. The Roughriders went 12-6 SU last season and got bounced out of the playoffs early, losing to Winnipeg in a division semifinals matchup. Also, under that circumstance, expect Saskatchewan to pound the ball more to running back William Powell, who rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries against Hamilton. They entered the 2019 season with a new head coach in Craig Dickerson, but his first game at the helm of the Roughriders was a fail, as Saskatchewan lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on the road in Week 1, 23-17.

The Ottawa REDBLACKS started the season with an impressive 32-28-character win over the defending Grey Cup Champions Calgary Stampeders, as the REDBLACKS had to play catch up most of the game and they finally put the nail in the coffin with 1:22 left in the game, when Davis scored on a 5 yard dive over the pylon to secure the win.


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Overall, they have allowed 1,095 yards rushing through 9 games. In terms of rushing yards, Ottawa is giving up 121.7 yards per game putting them 3rd in the East and 8th in the league. All of the above means they will have to step up their game if they want to slow down the opponent. They have allowed 10 passing TDs and 14 rushing TDs. The Redblacks have one of the worst defenses in the CFL giving up 27.3 points per contest, putting them 3rd in the East and 7th in the league. Opponents are completing 71.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.54 yards per attempt. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5 yards per carry putting them 1st in the East and 5th in the league overall. This comes out to an average of 294.8 yards per game, putting them 9th in the league and 4th in the East. Overall, they are giving up 416.4 yards per game putting them 3rd in the East and 8th overall. When it comes to yards through the air, the Redblacks have allowed 2,653 yards over the period of 9 games.

TheRoughriders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in June,1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 2. The under is 7-3 in RedBlacks last 10 Thursday games. The under is 4-1-1 in Roughriders last 6 games overall. TheRoughriders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. TheRedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games,7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in June and5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.