Stampeders vs Roughriders West Division Semifinal Picks and Predictions: Happy Travels for Calgary

The Stampeders and Roughriders will meet in Regina with a trip to the West Division final on the line, after a series of tight games between the two in the regular season. Our CFL betting picks break down why Calgary will find more road success.

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2021 11:07 AM ET Read Time: 4 min

The CFL division semifinals kick off on Sunday, with the second matchup taking place in the West Division between the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

CFL betting lines opened with the Riders installed as 1.5-point home favorites with the Over/Under at 41.5. 

Here are our best free Stampeders vs. Roughriders picks and predictions for CFL playoff action on Sunday, November 28, with kickoff at 4:30 p.m. ET. 

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Stampeders vs Roughriders picks

Picks made on 11/25/2021 at 10:15 a.m. ET.
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Stampeders vs Roughriders game info

Location: Mosaic Stadium, Regina, SK
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET

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Key injuries

Stampeders: Malik Henry WR (Questionable), Cory Greenwood (Out), Royce Metchie DB (Out).
Roughriders: Kyran Moore WR (Out), Terran Vaughn OT (Out), Jon Ryan P (Out), Mike Edem LB (Out), Larry Dean LB (Out), Freddie Bishop III (Out), Jordan Williams-Lambert (Out).
Find our latest CFL injury reports.

Betting trend to know

The Roughriders are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. West Division foes. Find more CFL betting trends for Stampeders vs. Roughriders.

Stampeders vs Roughriders predictions

The Stamps finished the regular season by going 6-1 SU and ATS in their final seven games. That strong finish allowed them to make the playoffs after an ugly start to the year, with quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell banged up and lots of new faces trying to gel. 

The Riders ended their season with a loss to the Ti-Cats but don't put much stock in that, since they sat multiple key starters with home-field advantage in this game already locked up. Prior to that contest, they had won four games in a row and went 2-2 ATS over that span. 

These teams faced off against each other three times within the span of 22 days in October. The Stamps won the first two games by scores of 23-17 at home and 22-19 on the road before Riders coach Craig Dickenson finally beat little brother Dave in Calgary in Week 12.

All of those showdowns were extremely close and oddsmakers are expecting another tight battle. It's tough to find an angle in this one but Calgary has been red-hot on defense and finding balance on offense, with running back Ka'Deem Carey opening things up for Mitchell and the passing game. The Riders' offense has had a tough time coming up with big plays and their offensive line has been shaky all year. 

The Stampeders do a great job of travelling, going 4-0 ATS in their last four games on the road and going 5-1 SU and ATS in their previous six contests in Regina. That's enough to have us leaning towards the Stamps in this one.

All three meetings between these teams went below the total this year and while the Over/Under this time is set at just 41.5 (with some books setting that number as high as 43.5) we're still leaning toward the Under. 

The Stampeders' stop-unit has been absolutely dominant over the last two months, allowing just 322.4 yards and 17 points per game over their last eight contests. 

Meanwhile, Saskatchewan's front seven has been outstanding, ranking second in the CFL with 47 sacks and holding opponents to just 82.5 rushing yards per game on 4.4 yards per carry.

Weather is another factor to consider with temperatures expected to hover near freezing with winds above 15 miles per hour at frigid Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Keep in mind that the Under is 6-2 in Calgary's last eight games in November while going 28-11 in Saskatchewan's previous 39 contests this month.   

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