Kick-off: 2200 EDT, 13/08/2022
Stadium: Commonwealth Stadium
Edmonton and Saskatchewan were both put to the sword by the BC Lions last time out and will each hope to find the other more conducive company here.
On this season’s overall form, though, the Roughriders are rated a better bet to bounce back, especially as the Elks have such a poor home record.
Let’s go with the visitors to prevail by more than 5.5 points at 1.91 for our first Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders prediction.
Edmonton Elks Odds
Edmonton took a second pummelling of the season from the Lions last week, going down 46-14 following a 59-15 drubbing in the opening round of fixtures.
The Elks have also lost twice to Calgary in 2022, so Saskatchewan will bid to extend that sequence of double defeats, having won 26-16 here in Week 2.
To be fair, that was a close contest until the Roughriders pulled away by outscoring their opponents 14-3 in the fourth quarter.
However, another trend which will alarm Edmonton fans is a run of 10 straight defeats at Commonwealth Stadium, seven last season and three this term.
Chris Jones has a big problem at the quarterback position, where the Elks have really struggled to get things going.
That is a tough obstacle to overcome, so Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders odds.
Saskatchewan Roughriders Odds
Saskatchewan got off to a flying start this season but appeared to pay the price for being allotted a late first bye week.
Having begun their campaign with four wins from five outings, the Roughriders suffered back-to-back losses versus Montreal and then went down 32-17 against the Lions.
Craig Dickenson’s side looked battered and bruised heading into that last fixture, with a whole host of players in the treatment room.
A week off should have done them the world of good and allowed at least some of the walking wounded to freshen up.
Saskatchewan have suffered from having a fragile offensive line, with Cody Fajardo sacked more times than any other QB.
However, their running game has been far more solid and this seems like a good match-up for Jamal Morrow to enjoy some nice gains on the ground.
Edmonton’s defence has given up more yards per rushing play than any other side.
We think the visitors can wear down their hosts in that department, so 2.6 for the most points to be scored in the fourth quarter completes our Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders betting tips.
BC Lions 46-14 EDMONTON
SASKATCHEWAN 17-32 BC Lions
Head-to-head: Edmonton 16-26 Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan 29-24 Edmonton, Edmonton 17-19 Saskatchewan
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