Toronto Argonauts (1-2) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (2-2)
CFL Football: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -7.5 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos meet Friday in CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts look for their first road victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Toronto Argonauts have lost four of their last six road games. James Franklin is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 284 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Franklin now has a combined 57 pass attempts the last two seasons. James Wilder Jr. and Armanti Edwards have combined for 242 receiving yards on 21 receptions while S.J. Green has 10 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 91.7 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 196 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 28.3 points and 434.7 yards per game. Alden Darby leads the Toronto Argonauts with 15 tackles, Cleyon Laing has two sacks and Ronnie Yell has one interception.
The Edmonton Eskimos look for a bounce back performance here to get a game above a .500 record. The Edmonton Eskimos have split their last eight home games. Mike Reilly is completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 1,390 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Reilly has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. D'haquille Williams and Derel Walker have combined for 783 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 19 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 97 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 280 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 27.5 points and 381 yards per game. J.C. Sherritt leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 20 tackles, Kwaku Boateng has two sacks and Monshadrik Hunter has one interception.
The Argonauts are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 5, 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The Eskimos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in July and 3-8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton and the over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.
The home team has won eight of the last nine meetings between Toronto and Edmonton, which includes a Toronto win last week as 3.5 point underdogs. The bad news is that the Toronto Argonauts are not the same team on the road, especially ATS where they've failed to cover 12 of their last 16 tries. Toronto is also still being outscored by 13 points on the season despite its recent victory. With all that said, the Edmonton Eskimos have had trouble finishing teams this season and are 1-8 ATS in their last nine home games when favored by at least a touchdown. Yes, it's scary backing the Toronto Argonauts on the road, but the Eskimos rarely cover big numbers.