Elks vs. Roughriders Prediction: CFL Week 15 Point Spread, Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Nov 10, 2021

Cody Fajardo, Roughriders, 2019

With a win over the 2-9 Edmonton Elks in Alberta last Friday, the 8-4 Saskatchewan Roughriders are shaping up to finish second in the West Division.

Edmonton
3-11
AT
November 13, 2021, 4:00 PM ET
Mosaic Stadium
Pointspread +12 -110
Moneyline +425
Over / Under o +43

37%

Betting Action

63%

Pointspread -12 -110
Moneyline -531
Over / Under u +43

37%

Betting Action

63%

That means they’ll host the West Semi-Final. If you couldn’t tell based off the first three quarters of Roughriders–Elks in Week 14, Edmonton is now officially eliminated.

A valiant fourth quarter comeback fell short for the Elks but made the score a respectable 19-17, rather than a 16-3 Roughriders outcome that stood after the first 45 minutes. Now they shift the playing field to Regina, the site for Edmonton’s first of three games in seven days.

Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium Saturday is set for 4 p.m. EST.

CFL Week 15 Odds and Betting

For the first time in franchise history Edmonton went winless (0-7 at home). They’re 2-2 on the road in 2021 but are 6-15 against the spread in their last 21 games away from home and then 8-17 outright in their last 25 games at Saskatchewan.

As per most seasons, the Riders are strong at home. Their 4-2 record at Mosiac says enough but there’s also the fact their average winning margin at home in 2021 is just over 13 points. A win Saturday also clinches Saskatchewan second, so expect another hostile environment in Regina.

Oddsmakers have the Roughriders as 10.5-point favourites at home and the over-under at 44.

Edmonton Elks

On the bright side, Taylor Cornelius looked decent in Edmonton’s loss versus Saskatchewan, stacking up 322 passing yards and two touchdown passes in defeat. Running back Walter Fletcher had 140 yards on 19 touchdowns in his first career CFL start too.

Turnovers have let Edmonton down all season, and then been integral for Saskatchewan’s success which makes it ironic that the Elks won the turnover battle 1-0 in Week 14. Edmonton’s still got a -16 turnover ratio thanks to eight takeaways in 11 games. For comparison, the Riders have forced 31. Saskatchewan also reached 40 sacks in Friday’s win, while the Elks got to 22.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

After an interception on their first play of offence, Cody Fajardo and Co. woke up and ended the game on a high with 339 total yards. Fajardo passed for 241 and targeted Shaq Evans 12 times in the win. Evans only had six grabs for 51 yards as it was rookie sensation Kian Schaffer-Baker being the star on offence with seven grabs for 65 yards on just nine targets.

Defensive end A.C. Leonard continue his stellar 2021 campaign with three tackles and two sacks against Edmonton. Leonard’s nine sacks puts him one behind teammate Johnathan Woodard for the CFL lead. It’s also no coincidence that with those two pass-rushers wreaking havoc, Saskatchewan sits second in the CFL with 31 takeaways this season.

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