BC Lions vs. Toronto Argonauts CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/31/16
Argonauts vs. Lions
CFL Football: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Argonauts +3 -- Over/Under: 54 See the Latest Odds
The BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts play Wednesday night at BMO Field on TSN.
The BC Lions look to build on their impressive 6-3 record that includes four road wins. Jonathon Jennings is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 2,490 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Jennings has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham have combined for more than 1,300 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Shawn Gore has 43 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 96.7 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 309 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 25.9 points and 371.2 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Lions with 60 tackles, Alex Bazzie has eight sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has one interception.
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The Toronto Argonauts could use a victory her to snap back-to-back losses. Logan Kilgore is completing 57 percent of his passes for 710 yards, two touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Kilgore has thrown nine picks in his last three games. Kenny Shaw and Vidal Hazelton have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Brandon Whitaker has 31 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 81.9 yards per contest, and Whitaker leads the way with 432 yards on 88 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 27.5 points and 395.9 yards per game. Cory Greenwood leads the Argonauts with 40 tackles, Shawn Lemon has five sacks and TJ Heath has three interceptions.
The Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Argonauts are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week and 8-22 ATS in their last 30 home games. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Toronto.
Toronto has been getting waxed defensively in its last two games and still has major turnover issues offensively. Meanwhile, BC has been one of the more consistent teams in the CFL this season overall. The road team and the low line should be the pick here.