Roughriders vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 13 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Sep 06, 2018

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The annual Banjo Bowl kicks off this Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg, with the Riders riding high.

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September 08, 2018, 4:00 PM ET
IG Field
Winnipeg
10-8
Pointspread +4 -105
Moneyline +150
Over / Under o +51

65%

Betting Action

35%

Pointspread -4 -115
Moneyline -180
Over / Under u +51

65%

Betting Action

35%

The Bombers are in desperate need of a victory if they hope to hold onto a playoff position, and keep the same quarterback at the helm.  Odds makers have pencilled the Blue Bombers in as -4 favourites.

Betting Analysis

Since the 2010 season, the Blue Bombers are 5-2 at home after the Labour Day Classic (LDC). The two teams did not play a game in 2014. The Bombers also enter this game on a four game home winning streak. In the seven home and home game series, the Roughriders have swept the Bombers two times, back in 2012 and 2013. Interesting note when it comes to Saturday games for these two teams: the Bombers are an impressive 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games, while the Roughriders are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 Saturday contests.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Big plays resulted in a big win for the home side Roughriders this last Sunday. An interception by Matt Elam, blocked field goal by Zack Evans, and a punt return for a touchdown by Kyran Moore were the three difference makers in the win. Defence was key in this game for the Riders. After the Bombers held a slim halftime lead, the Riders held the Bombers to just two field goals in the second half. Of note, take a look at the sideline at the start of the game, Head Coach Chris Jones is a perfect 3-0 since wearing green on the sideline. The veteran head coach is known for wearing all black from head to toe.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Quarterback Matt Nichols started the game the same way he ended it, with an interception. Nichols showed signs of decent play throughout the game, but failed to make big plays in critical times. Because of it, there has been a public outcry for backup Chris Streveler to take the starting reigns, a move that could happen sooner than later now that the Bombers are in the midst of a three game losing streak. Running back Andrew Harris was, by far, the best Bomber, and player on the field Sunday afternoon. The Winnipeg product carried the ball 15 times for 158 yards in the game. Look for this week’s game plan to center around the running back even more than it usually does.

Roughriders vs. Blue Bombers Prediction

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