Roughriders +8.5 (-110) over Blue Bombers
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- Saskatchewan beat Winnipeg in overtime last week, with QB Jake Dolegala once again making big plays in crunch time for the Roughriders.
- The Riders have won two straight games against elite competition, beating the BC Lions and Blue Bombers in back to back games.
- The Riders defense will come out on fire in this game after bad blood last week after a headbutt to Winnipeg QB Zach Collaros.
After an exciting Labour Day weekend in the CFL, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers will face off for the second week in a row. The Riders got the win at home in overtime last week, and Winnipeg will look for revenge as they play the role of host this Saturday. Here, we make our CFL betting picks for Roughriders vs Blue Bombers from Winnipeg in a game where emotions could run hot.
Roughriders vs Blue Bombers Betting Pick
Roughriders +8.5 over Blue Bombers
Why Bet on the Roughriders:
✅ Jake Dolegala has continued to provide a spark for the Roughriders, making big plays down the stretch against tough opponents, which he will continue to do here.
✅ Saskatchewan has won two games in a row, beating BC and Winnipeg in their last two games, and they will keep this game close as well.
✅ Winnipeg has the better record this season, but they are a .500 team against the spread and have struggled with Saskatchewan this year.
This game will be played at IG Field at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won a couple of games in a row against some of the best competition the CFL has to offer. A huge reason for that has been backup quarterback Jake Dolegala, who once again made the winning plays his team needed last week against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This week, Dolegala will aim to drive another dagger into the Bombers to follow up on Saskatchewan’s Labour Day Classic triumph.
One again, the pass rush of the Riders will be key in this game. Getting pressure on Zach Collaros and not allowing his receivers time to get open will decide whether or not the team in green can keep this game close, and whether the Riders can inch closer to the top-two in the West Division.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are still in first place in the West Division, but they stumbled last week against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. This week, the Bombers will aim to get revenge on the team they lost to just a few days ago. They will also look for revenge for a big hit that caused some bad blood between these teams in Week 13.
After a headbutt to Bombers QB Zach Collaros late in last week’s game, emotional discipline is going to be huge for the Bombers here. They cannot afford to try and respond with cheap shots or excessive physicality that could lead to personal foul penalties. Instead, the Bombers must stay composed and let their play on the field get revenge for them.