Toronto Argonauts (3-10) vs. BC Lions (6-7)
CFL Football: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: BC Lions -7 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Argonauts and BC Lions meet Saturday in CFL action at BC Place.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a feel good victory here that would snap a five-game losing streak. The Toronto Argonauts have lost all six road games this season. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 1,910 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin have combined for 11 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,442 receiving yards and six touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 56 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 86.3 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 691 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31.8 points and 420 yards per game. Alden Darby leads the Toronto Argonauts with 46 tackles, Cleyon Laing has four sacks and Alden Darby has two interceptions.
The BC Lions could use a big home victory to get back to a .500 record. The BC Lions have won five of their last six home games. Travis Lulay is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,845 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for 15 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions this season. Bryan Burnham and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 1,294 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Ricky Collins has 51 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 88.2 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 515 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 25.8 points and 369.3 yards per game. T.J. Lee leads the BC Lions with 58 tackles, Odell Willis has nine sacks and Winston Rose has four interceptions.
The Argonauts are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games, 6-14 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Argonauts are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in BC and the under is 21-8 in the last 29 meetings.
The Toronto Argonauts have won the last two meetings against the BC Lions, including the only contest this season when they were three point underdogs. However, the Argos are simply an awful team that's riding a five-game losing streak, is being outscored 11.4 points in their last five games and is 3-10 ATS on the season. The BC Lions have had their hiccups this season, but they're outscoring teams by 5.8 points at home this season and are 5-1 ATS at home. If you're following the trends and watching the form of the teams overall, you have to side with BC and the chalk. Backing the Toronto Argonauts isn't an option with the way they can't cover despite being underdogs every week.