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Blue Bombers at Roughriders 7/1/17 - CFL Picks & Predictions

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Odds & Info

Game Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date & Time Saturday July 1, 2017, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Latest odds
WPG -1 Total 51.5
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After a bye week in Week 1, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers open up the 2017 season on the road against Saskatchewan. The Blue Bombers went 11-7 in 2016 and are looking to improve in 2017.

Matt Nichols is slated to start at QB for Winnipeg after throwing for 3666 yards and 18 touchdowns with just 9 interceptions in limited time last season. Wideout Weston Dressler caught 80 passes for over 1000 yards last year and figures to have another big season for the Blue Bombers. Darvin Adams is an additional top target for Winnipeg and had 51 receptions for 690 yards with 6 touchdowns in 2016 while missing significant time with injury. Running Back Andrew Harris is once againt the Blue Bombers top threat on the ground after rushing for 974 yards and 4 touchdowns a year ago.
Following a tough Week 1 loss to Montreal and former Roughriders QB Darian Durant, the Saskatchewan Roughriders look to get into the win column against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Veteran Kevin Glenn was solid for the Roughriders throwing for 298 in his 2017 season debut. Nik Demski lead the Roughriders in receiving in Week 1 with 7 receptions for 87 yards. The Roughriders will need more than 59 receiving yards from star receiver Naaman Roosevelt if they are to be competitive this season. Cameron Marshall had 84 yards in his Roughriders debut and figures to be a solid option on the ground moving forward.

Recent Betting Trends

Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Roughriders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
Over is 7-1 in Blue Bombers last 8 games overall.
Under is 4-0 in Roughriders last 4 home games.

Free CFL Pick:

Winnipeg Blue Bombers -1

Having the fresher team is difference in close match-up as Winnipeg gets big road win to start their 2017 season. Blue Bombers offense is the stronger of these two while the defenses look really even. Final Score Prediction, Winnipeg Blue Bombers win and cover ATS 26-22.

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