Roughriders vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 6 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Sep 09, 2021

Adam Bighill, Blue Bombers, 2021

The Blue Bombers and Roughriders have played seven consecutive unders, including last week in Saskatchewan.

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September 11, 2021, 4:00 PM ET
IG Field
Winnipeg
9-1
Pointspread +3 -110
Moneyline +125
Over / Under o +43.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

Pointspread -3 -110
Moneyline -150
Over / Under u +43.5

24%

Betting Action

76%

After the Labour Day prairie classic in Regina, CFL fans will be ready for the rematch, otherwise known as the Banjo Bowl in Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers handed the Roughriders their first loss of the season, and now the Green Riders will have payback on their minds Saturday afternoon.

CFL Odds and Betting

Last week in Regina, the Blue Bombers won for only the second time in that last 16 Labour Day matchups and hope to sweep the home and home series.

The Blue Bombers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games against the Roughriders. These games include a couple of late season critical matchups were the Bombers scored victories on the road.

Some interesting trends entering this game. These two teams have played seven consecutive unders, including last week in Saskatchewan. The current total at Sports Interaction is 42.5. In the last 10 games in Winnipeg, the teams have played seven out of ten games to the under. Also, the Roughriders are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games in Winnipeg.

The Bombers opened as 3.5-point favourites at Sports Interaction.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Roughriders got a bad taste of reality with a stunning loss to division rival Winnipeg last Sunday afternoon. After three straight wins, it was the team’s first test of the season, and it was a failure.

Cody Fajardo was picked off three times in the game and didn’t lead his team into the red zone until the late stages of the fourth quarter. Running back William Powell finished the game with 44 yards along the ground. His rushing prop total was listed at 55.5 yards entering the game.

The status of Roughriders defensive halfbacks Ed Gainey and Loucheiz Purifoy is in question leading up to the game. Both did not practice early in the week.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Previous to last week’s game in Regina, the Blue Bombers were public when they said the Roughriders haven’t faced a defence like there’s – and it showed on Sunday afternoon. The Blue and Gold held the league’s highest scoring offence to just eight points and zero touchdowns in the victory. The Riders averaged 28.67 points per game entering that game and were held at bay.

Andrew Harris looked unstoppable at times for the Bombers, as the 34-year old rushed for 95 yards on 18 carries. Quarterback Zach Collaros was effective, completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 245 yards. His passing prop total for the game was set at 240.5. Expect the number to be similar in this rematch.

Back to the defence, Brandon Alexander had his best game as a Blue Bomber picking off two Cody Fajardo passes. He was named one of the CFL’s top performers of the week for his efforts. The team’s other interception was registered to Deatrick Nichols, who is having an excellent start to the CFL season after spending time in the XFL.

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