Argonauts (3-3) vs. Stampeders (4-1-1)
CFL Football: Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Argonauts +4.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts meet Thursday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Calgary Stampeders look for another victory to build on their solid 4-1-1 record. The Calgary Stampeders are 1-1-1 on the road this season. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 1,832 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. Levi Mitchell has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. Kamar Jorden and Marquay McDaniel have combined for 805 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Lemar Durant has 21 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 101.7 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 414 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 20.2 points and 370.3 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 38 tackles, Charleston Hughes has five sacks and Jamar Wall has one interception.
The Toronto Argonauts look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Toronto Argonauts are 2-1 this season at home. Ricky Ray is completing 69.2 percent of his passes for 2,282 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Ray has five touchdown passes in his last two games played. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,014 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Anthony Coombs has 37 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 41.3 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 137 yards and on 32 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 27.2 points and 361.3 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 37 tackles, Victor Butler has seven sacks and Cassius Vaughn has one interception.
The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Argonauts are 21-43 ATS in their last 64 home games, 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Stampeders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Toronto.
The Calgary Stampeders looked like last years squad in the 60-1 victory over Hamilton, but it has had its hiccups on the road this season. Toronto has been very inconsistent, but it has yet to lose back-to-back games this season and is getting really solid play out of Ray and the receivers. The Argonauts have enough offensive firepower to hang around in this game, especially with how Calgary has had issues on the road in this years short season. I'll take a shot with the points.