*10* CFL GAME OF THE WEEK (Power Sports) ~ PERFECT 2-0 THIS YEAR!
Calgary vs. Saskatchewan,
07/06/2019 22:00 EDT,
Score: 37 - 10
Point Spread: -4/-110 Saskatchewan
10* Saskatchewan (10:00 ET): Those well versed in CFL betting know that fading Calgary is something you didn't often do, even when the Stampeders were being asked to lay a big number. The Stamps have dominated this league the past several seasons, but a loss in LY's Grey Cup followed by a mass exodus of talent in the offseason have left them a shell of their former selves. The latest setback may be the biggest one of all as last week saw QB Bo Levi Mitchell go down w/ an "upper-body injury" that has landed him on the six-week injury list. I have no hesitation here in laying a short number to the Stamps in their first road game of 2019.
Despite the Mitchell injury, Calgary was able to come from behind and pull out a miraculous victory last week at BC. But the way they started the game probably doesn't speak well to the future. They were down 21-1 at one point (at home!) and trailed 32-21 in the fourth quarter. Mitchell's replacement, Nick Arbuckle, came in and delivered a stunning performance in relief by completing all nine pass attempts, two for touchdowns. But I wouldn't look for a repeat of that here against a stingy Roughriders defense. It's now a hostile environment for the Stampeders playing a team that smells "blood in the water."
Saskatchewan was my top side last week as well as they rolled Toronto 32-7 in the Mosiac Stadium opener. They rolled up 522 yds of total offense while allowing the Argos to gain only 314. Despite being 1-2, the Roughriders have outgained all three of their opponents this year. They have their own injury at QB (Zach Collaros out), but Cody Fajardo has come in and proved himself, leading the offense to 73 points in two starts. Expect the Roughriders' defense to do its job here as well. They face a Calgary offense that has run for just 73 yds this year, a big reason why the Stamps have been outgained in both games. Remember Saskatchewan won the season series from Calgary last year and that was a much better Stampeders team. 10* Saskatchewan