BC Lions (3-4) vs. Toronto Argonauts (2-5)
CFL Football: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +1.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The BC Lions look for back-to-back wins for the first time to get back to a .500 record. The BC Lions have lost all four road games this season. Travis Lulay is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 1,171 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for seven touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Bryan Burnham have combined for 755 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Ricky Collins has 24 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 90 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 272 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 26.9 points and 411.6 yards per game. Garry Peters leads the BC Lions with 31 tackles, Odell Willis has five sacks and Winston Rose has three interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts are coming off a bye week and need a victory to rebound from a rough 2-5 record. The Toronto Argonauts have split their last four home games. James Franklin is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 967 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions. Franklin and Ricky Ray have combined for two touchdown passes and seven interceptions. S.J. Green and James Wilder Jr. have combined for 741 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Armanti Edwards has 21 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 90.7 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 374 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31.4 points and 413.7 yards per game. Marcus Ball leads the Toronto Argonauts with 32 tackles, Cleyon Laing has three sacks and Ronnie Yell has one interception.
The Lions are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games in August and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Argonauts are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week, 5-12 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games in August. The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Toronto and the under is 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
The away team has won each of the last eight meetings between Toronto and BC, as July of 2013 was the last time a home team won a game between these two clubs. The Toronto Argonauts are coming off a bye, which does hold value, but I'm not sure it matters that much when you consider they've been outscored by nearly 12 points on the season and exactly 12 points at home. The BC Lions are coming off their best win of the season and have been tough on the road despite losing. This is where BC gets back-to-back victories.