Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Toronto Argonauts CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/27/18
Toronto Argonauts (1-4) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-3)
CFL Football: Friday, July 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -11 -- Over/Under: 53 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS, ESPN2
The Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Friday in CFL action at Investors Group Field.
The Toronto Argonauts look for their first road victory of the season to rebound from a rough 1-4 record. The Toronto Argonauts have lost eight of their last 10 road games. James Franklin is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 731 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Franklin has a combined four touchdown passes and three interceptions in his last two seasons. S.J. Green and James Wilder Jr. have combined for 474 receiving yards on 46 receptions while Armanti Edwards has 15 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 69.4 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 220 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 27.8 points and 420.6 yards per game. T.J. Heath leads the Toronto Argonauts with 23 tackles, Cleyon Laing has three sacks and Ronnie Yell has one interception.
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for back-to-back victories for the first time this season to get a game above a .500 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have split their last six home games. Chris Streveler is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 615 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for nine touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Weston Dressler have combined for 601 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Nic Demski has 23 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 173.2 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 610 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 22.2 points and 335.7 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 37 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has four sacks and Kevin Fogg has two interceptions.
The Argonauts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Blue Bombers are 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Argonauts are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Winnipeg, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers just beat Toronto by 18 points last week on the road, a game that wasn't close at all and was pretty much dominated from start to finish. However, it's not easy to beat up on the same team twice in back-to-back weeks, and the Blue Bombers have failed to cover five straight games as a double-digit favorite. The Toronto Argonauts are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog. This seem liks a bit of an overreaction to what happened last week, even though we were on Winnipeg and the small chalk. Give me the Argos and the points.