|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|09-04-16||Winnipeg v. Saskatchewan +4.5||Top||28-25||Win||100||14 h 10 m||Show|
At 3 pm on Sunday, our selection is on the Saskatchewan Roughriders plus the points over Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers are one of the hottest teams in the Canadian Football League as they currently ride a four game win streak while covering the point spread in all four contests. Their latest victory came on the road at Montreal where they easily outdistanced the Alouettes by a 32-18 score back on August 26th. But they now travel out west to face the bottom feeder in the CFL in Saskatchewan, and I feel the Blue Bombers are vulnerable to a letdown. This is the third straight game on the road for this team. And this is a type of situation when things start to go wrong for teams that have been experiencing good fortune. Winnipeg was actually outgained last week by Montreal but were catapulted by a pick-six defensive touchdown to help win that game. The insertion of journeyman quarterback Matt Nichols four weeks ago into the starting lineup has received most of the attention for this team but the biggest difference, really, has been their league-high 18 interceptions that has helped produce a CFL-leading 33 forced turnovers. However, sooner or later, their takeaway margin will level out. The Roughriders' terrible start has been in large part without their veteran QB Darian Durant under center. But Durant is healthy again and completed 27 of 38 passes for 314 yards without an interception in a very competitive 33-25 loss at defending Grey Cup champion Edmonton last week. A healthy Durant (a former Grey Cup champion) makes the Roughriders dangerous in every game they play. This football team will continue to improve as former Eskimos' head coach Chris Jones puts his winning stamp on this team in his first season running the show in Regina. For technical support, consider that Saskatchewan's 43-23 ATS as home underdogs. Take Saskatchewan plus the points. CFL Game of the Year! As always, good luck...Al McMordie.