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

Payton Matthews | Updated Aug 16, 2018

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Is this the week the CFL-best Calgary Stampeders finally lose?

Calgary
13-5
AT
August 19, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Mosaic Stadium
Pointspread -6.5 -120
Moneyline -260
Over / Under o +48

77%

Betting Action

23%

Pointspread +6.5 +100
Moneyline +210
Over / Under u +48

77%

Betting Action

23%

Not likely as the Stamps are solid favourites at West Division last-place Saskatchewan on Sunday.

Betting Analysis

Calgary remains the clear-cut favourite at Sports Interaction to win the Grey Cup at +100 with Edmonton and Winnipeg nearest on the futures odds at +450. Saskatchewan is +1000.

The Stamps visited the Roughriders in Week 7 and won 34-22 as 7.5-point favourites (total was 47.5).  Calgary led 24-0 after the first quarter thanks to Bo Levi Mitchell touchdown passes to Marken Michel and Eric Rogers, a 78-yard punt return by Terry Williams and a 52-yard field goal by Rene Paredes. Rogers, incidentally, hasn’t played this month due to a procedure on his knee. The Riders would eventually close to within five points but failed to cover. Brandon Bridge was the QB that day, but Zach Collaros is back now.

The Stamps have covered six of the past seven meetings overall, and the total has gone under in five of the previous six.  These teams meet in Calgary in Week 19.

Calgary Stampeders

The 7-0 Stamps come off their bye having outscored their seven foes a combined 206-86. Every other team in the league has allowed at least 170 points. Calgary’s closest game thus far was its last one, a 27-18 Week 8 home win over the BC Lions. Mitchell continued to look like the CFL Most Outstanding Player by throwing for 370 yards and a touchdown. Kamar Jorden caught five balls for 185 yards and a score.

Backup QB Nick Arbuckle rushed for only 12 yards on seven carries but two were TDs. The Stamps have led in every game by at least 14 points. Those seven consecutive games doing so ties a CFL record set by the 1982 Blue Bombers and 2011 Lions. It’s the fifth time and first since 1995 that Calgary has started 7-0.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Roughriders, tied for last in the West with the BC Lions, also come off a bye week and are on a two-game losing streak. They entered the break off a 26-19 loss in Edmonton. The Riders during the off week stunned the rest of the league by releasing star receiver (and sometimes defensive back) Duron Carter. Last season, his first with the Riders, Carter had 1,043 yards on 73 receptions while scoring eight touchdowns in being named an All-Star. This year, he spent much of his time in the secondary due to injury but had eight catches for 111 yards and a score.

Clearly, this move had nothing to do with talent but Carter’s attitude. Caleb Holley will take over Carter’s spot at receiver. The team also brought back national receiver Rob Bagg. He had 35 catches for 339 yards and one touchdown last year. He was cut on June 10.

Stampeders vs. Roughriders Prediction

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