Edmonton Eskimos (2-1) vs. Toronto Argonauts (0-2)
CFL Football: Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for their second road victory of the season to improve to a 3-1 start. The Edmonton Eskimos have won four straight road games. Mike Reilly is completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 1,020 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Reilly has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last nine games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 607 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 12 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 110.7 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 241 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 30 points and 387.3 yards per game. Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 15 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has two sacks and J.C. Sherritt has one interception.
The Toronto Argonauts look for their first victory of the season and are coming off a bye week. The Toronto Argonauts have won four of their last six home games. Ricky Ray is completing 63 percent of his passes for 307 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Ray and James Franklin have combined for one touchdown pass and one interception this season. James Wilder Jr. and S.J. Green have combined for 169 receiving yards on 15 receptions while Armanti Edwards has seven receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 65 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 76 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 34 points and 439 yards per game. Alden Darby leads the Toronto Argonauts with 11 tackles, Cleyon Laing has two sacks and Justin Tuggle has one pass deflection.
The Eskimos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 3-7-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Argonauts are 15-31 ATS in their last 46 home games, 4-10 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 11-23 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
The Edmonton Eskimos look like the contenders we thought we'd see this season and have had no trouble winning on the road dating back to last season. The Toronto Argonauts are off to a slow 0-2 start to the season, but they have had an extra week to prepare, so there's always value with the points here. However, I can't trust the Argonauts without a starting quarterback, especially when going up against the Eskimos and a team that can light it up offensively. I hate to be on favorites this week, but Toronto will have its hands full for this game, rested or not.