Toronto Argonauts vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/23/18
Calgary Stampeders (1-0) vs. Toronto Argonauts (0-1)
CFL Football: Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +3.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Calgary Stampeders have a chance at a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by two touchdowns. The Calgary Stampeders have won five of their last six road games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 47.2 percent of his passes for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Levi Mitchell has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Kamar Jorden and Marken Michel have combined for 144 receiving yards and one touchdown while Reggie Begelton has two receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 132 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 87 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 14 points and 400 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with eight tackles, Tunde Adeleke has one sack and Brandon Smith has one interception.
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The Toronto Argonauts look for a bounce back performance after losing their opener on the road to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Toronto Argonauts have won four of their last five home games. Ricky Ray is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 233 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Ray has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last six games. James Wilder Jr. and Armanti Edwards have combined for 123 receiving yards on nine receptions while S.J. Green has five receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 54 yards per contest, and Martese Jackson leads the way with 24 yards on three carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 27 points and 314 yards per game. T.J. Heath leads the Toronto Argonauts with five tackles, Shawn Lemon has one sack and Justin Tuggle has one pass deflection.
The Stampeders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Argonauts are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Stampeders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Toronto, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Toronto beat Calagry in the last meeting, which ended a nine-game losing streak to the Stampeders. You always have to consider Calgary and small chalk whenever you can get it, as this team is usually laying heavy numbers, especially in the regular season. However, the Toronto Argonauts have been one of the better home teams in the league dating back to the end of last season and had their chances to beat an improved Saskatchewan side on the road last week. The Stampeders are the Stampeders, but they're also a team that will allow you to hang around at times due to pure boredom. The Toronto Argonauts need a statement victory and are hungrier than a Calagry club that's just waiting for the postseason. I'll take the points here.