Argonauts vs. Roughriders
CFL Football: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Argonauts -1.5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts meet Sunday in the CFL Division Finals at BMO Field.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are coming off a playoff win over the Ottawa Redblacks and have won five of their last seven games overall. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won five straight road games. Kevin Glenn is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 4,038 yards, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Glenn and Brandon Bridge have combined for 35 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions this season. Duron Carter and Naaman Roosevelt have combined for 2,078 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns while Bakari Grant has 84 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 88.9 yards per contest, and Cameron Marshall leads the way with 543 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 23.7 points and 375.7 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 82 tackles, Willie Jefferson has eight sacks and Ed Gainey has 10 interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts have won five of their last seven games and will play for the first time since November 4. The Toronto Argonauts have won four of their last five home games. Ricky Ray is completing 71 percent of his passes for 5,546 yards, 28 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Ray has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 2,424 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while DeVier Posey has 52 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 90.2 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 872 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 25.3 points and 350.7 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 89 tackles, Victor Butler has 10 sacks and Cassius Vaughn has five interceptions.
The Roughriders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Division Finals games, 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 playoff games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Argonauts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Division Finals games, 13-30 ATS in their last 43 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Roughriders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Toronto and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Argonauts last 7 games overall and the under is 4-0 in Roughriders last 4 games overall.
Saskatchewan has actually won the last three games against Toronto, including two meetings this season. The Roughriders have been playing really solid football and have to be worth a look here considering they've won five straight on the road. However, you have to value rest in the playoffs, and the Argonauts should be well prepared considering they haven't played in over two weeks. The Argonauts have also outscored teams by nine points in their last three games and have been deadly on the offensive end in those contests. So, while I don't put it past the Roughriders to win another one, I'm going to take the Argonauts and the small line.