Roughriders vs. Elks Prediction: CFL Week 10 Point Spread, Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Aug 11, 2022

Losing streaks will be on the line in the CFL’s Week 10 finale, as the slumping Saskatchewan Roughriders visit the Edmonton Elks.

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August 13, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
Commonwealth Stadium
Edmonton
4-10
Pointspread -7 -135
Moneyline -276
Over / Under o +48.5

65%

Betting Action

35%

Pointspread +7 +105
Moneyline +228
Over / Under u +48.5

65%

Betting Action

35%

After enjoying a much needed bye last weekend, the Riders roll into the Alberta capital looking to avoid their first four-game losing streak since 2016. Meanwhile, the Elks have nowhere to go but up after being pounded 46-14 last weekend by the visiting BC Lions to extend their current home swoon to 11 games.

The Roughriders return to action perched as 6-point road favourites, and have commanded a strong 72% of the betting action. Conversely, the Elks lag as distant +188 moneyline underdogs. Since opening at 48.5, the total has climbed slightly to 49.0, with the OVER backed by 72% of sports bettors.

CFL Week 10 Odds and Betting

Saturday night’s matchup at Commonwealth Stadium marks the second of three scheduled meetings between these West Division rivals this season. The Riders waltzed to a 26-16 win in Edmonton as 7.5-point road chalk back in Week 2, and has now claimed outright wins in eight of nine dates with the Elks since 2016. That run features victories in four of five visits to Edmonton. However, the Roughriders have produced mixed results at the sportsbooks in recent head-to-head clashes, going 1-2-1 against the spread over their past four, and covering in just two of their past four trips to Commonwealth Stadium.

While the Riders have struggled at times to reward loyal sports bettors, they have proven effective at shutting down the Elks attack, limiting Edmonton to 19 or fewer points in five of their past seven tilts. However, with Saskatchewan failing to top 29 points in any of the games during that stretch, the UNDER currently enjoys a 5-2-0 run in totals betting.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Roughriders are hoping a week’s rest will provide a spark to a woeful defence that has surrendered 31 points per game during the team’s current 0-3-0 slide, capped by a crushing 32-17 home loss to the surprising Lions two weeks ago. While fast starts have not been a problem for Saskatchewan, maintaining an early lead has. Last time out, the Riders racked up an early 17-4 lead before BC responded with 28 unanswered points, and has averaged 17 points before halftime over their past four outings. However, the squad has regularly gone MIA after the break, averaging just 5.5 second-half points over their past four contests.

Quarterback Cody Fajardo has work to do to redeem himself after tallying a season-worst 168 passing yards and a meagre 6.2 yards per attempt two weeks ago. He has also thrown three picks over his past two outings. However, Fajardo impressed with a 247-yard, one-touchdown performance when the team visited Edmonton in June.

Edmonton Elks

Will the Elks ever win another game on home turf? Long suffering Edmonton fans must be asking themselves that question after another miserable performance in last week’s loss to BC. With pivot Nathan Rourke connecting on a sensational 34 of 37 pass attempts, the Lions wasted no time putting the game out of reach early with 37 points before halftime. The Edmonton offence fared no better with their limited opportunities. Quarterback Cornelius Taylor mustered just 183 passing yards, one score, and one pick, while the Elks’ league-worst ground game produced just 36 total yards. Injuries have not helped matters. With pivots Tre Ford and Kai Locksley both nursing injuries, untested rookie Mike Beaudry is expected to back up Taylor on Saturday in what should be another long night for the Elks.

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