Argonauts vs. Blue Bombers
CFL Football: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Argonauts -1 -- Over/Under: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hope for another big victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won four of their last five road games. Matt Nichols is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 4,174 yards, 27 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for 1,936 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Clarence Denmark has 54 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 103.9 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 871 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 28.1 points and 412.7 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 61 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has seven sacks and Chris Randle has five interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Argonauts have won three of their last four home games. Ricky Ray is completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 4,782 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Ray has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 2,208 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while DeVier Posey has 45 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 82.4 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 624 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 25.9 points and 362.8 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 84 tackles, Victor Butler has eight sacks and Cassius Vaughn has three interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 road games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Argonauts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 13-29 ATS in their last 42 home games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 meetings in Toronto and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Blue Bombers are playing more consistent ball and have won three straight against Toronto, including the only meeting this season back in July. However, the home team has won six of the last eight meetings and the Toronto Argonauts are a drastically better defensive team at home. I know the Blue Bombers are money ATS, but this is pretty much a pick-em. I tend to side with the home team in these type of spots. Give me the Toronto Argonauts to pull out a close one.