Roughriders vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 14 Point Spread, Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Sep 08, 2022

Can the Riders end a five-game losing streak against the Bombers when they travel to Winnipeg on Saturday?

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September 10, 2022, 5:00 PM ET
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Winnipeg
15-3
Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +224
Over / Under o +45

40%

Betting Action

60%

Pointspread -7 -110
Moneyline -271
Over / Under u +45

40%

Betting Action

60%

Week 14 in the CFL sees the Blue Bombers and Roughriders finishing off their home-and-home series Saturday night in Winnipeg.  The Bombers got the best of the Riders in Saskatchewan last week in a 20-18 come-from-behind victory.

Winnipeg is a 7.5-point favourite to win on the CFL odds, with a total of 44.5.

CFL Odds and Betting

It’s been all Bombers in this head-to-head series over the last few years as Winnipeg has won the last five meetings between the teams.  Offence has come at a premium in head-to-head clashes, with the total going Under in 10 straight games.

The Riders’ struggles in Manitoba go back years as they’ve dropped their last seven games in Winnipeg.  They’re 7-5 against the spread overall this season, but they’ve failed to cover in seven of their last 10 games against Winnipeg.  The total has gone Under in eight of Saskatchewan’s last 11 road games.

Winnipeg has been absolutely dominant over the last couple of seasons and they come into Week 14 with wins in 13 of their last 14 games overall and 15 of their last 16 at home.  They’re 7-5 ATS in 2022, but they’ve failed to cover in five of their last seven home dates.  The total has gone Under in four of the Bombers’ five home games this season.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan came out of the gate hot last week, leading 14-0 by the second quarter.  The Riders slowly gave up ground the rest of the way, however, and finally relinquished their lead with three minutes left in the fourth quarter before Cody Fajardo threw a late interception that essentially ended the game.  Fajardo finished 23-of-32 passing, for 292 yards and a pick.  He also ran in a score on the ground.  Shaquelle Evans led all receivers in the game with 88 yards on five catches.

A big issue for Saskatchewan this season has been penalties and that was most apparent last week.  The Riders took 12 penalties for 99 yards, but the most egregious was a call on Duke Williams in the fourth quarter when the game was tied 17-17.  Williams, who wasn’t playing or even dressed because of an ankle injury, was penalized for yelling at a Winnipeg player.  Saskatchewan was then forced to punt one play later after taking a holding penalty.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

It was a big win for Winnipeg last week as it officially clinched a playoff spot for the Bombers.  Kicker Marc Liegghio, who’s two missed kicks led to Winnipeg’s only loss of the season a few weeks ago, was the hero against Saskatchewan.  Liegghio’s career-long 55-yard field goal with three minutes remaining stood as the game-winning play.  Quarterback Zach Collaros finished the night 15-of-24 passing, for 214 yards and two touchdowns.  Former Rider Nic Demski led Winnipeg with 79 receiving yards and a touchdown.  Rookie Dalton Schoen added 35 receiving yards and caught the Bombers’ other touchdown pass.

There was some initial fear that Collaros might have been hurt late in last week’s game, but the Winnipeg quarterback appears to be fine.  Saskatchewan defensive lienman Garrett Marino, who was suspended a CFL-record four games this season for a low hit that injured Ottawa quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, caught Collaros with a late blindside hit near the end of the game.  Collaros wasn’t injured on the play, but you’ve got to wonder if any bad blood with spill over into the rematch.

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