Eskimos vs. Argonauts
CFL Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Eskimos -7 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos meet Saturday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a big road victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Argonauts have lost five of their last six road games. Ricky Ray is completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 4,420 yards, 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Ray has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last seven games. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,954 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while DeVier Posey has 42 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 84.9 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 624 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 25.7 points and 357.1 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 78 tackles, Victor Butler has eight sacks and Cassius Vaughn has three interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for another victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost three straight home games. Mike Reilly is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 4,546 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 11 games. Brandon Zylstra and D'haquille Williams have combined for 2,038 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Vidal Hazelton has 42 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 92.9 yards per contest, and LaDarius Perkins leads the way with 319 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 29 points and 367.8 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 70 tackles, Odell Willis has eight sacks and Johnny Adams has two interceptions.
The Argonauts are 1-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 2-11 ATS in their last 13 road games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Eskimos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 2-5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Argonauts are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Edmonton, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Edmonton Eskimos have won just three games since August and are being outscored on the season despite averaging 50 more yards than opposing teams. Edmonton is also just 4-8-1 ATS on the season overall. The Toronto Argonauts have struggled on the road, but they did beat Edmonton last month as four point underdogs and are outscoring teams by six points in their last three games. Road struggles for Toronto is the only reason for this line, but I'll take my free touchdown as more of a fade from Edmonton.