Toronto Argonauts vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/28/15
Edmonton Eskimos (5-3) vs. Toronto Argonauts (6-2)
CFL Football: Friday August 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Edmonton Eskimos -3.5 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos meet Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts look to build on their three-game winning streak and pull away in the East. Trevor Harris is completing 74.1 percent of his passes for 2,253 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. Harris has seven touchdowns and one pick in his last three games. Vidal Hazelton and Tori Gurley have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Kevin Elliott has four touchdowns on 24 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 72.9 yards per contest, and Brandon Whitaker leads the way with 317 yards on 53 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 25.9 points and 376.1 yards per game. Gregory Jones leads the Argonauts with 44 tackles, Devin Smith has two interceptions and Cleyon Laing has four sacks.
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The Edmonton Eskimos look for a bounce back win and to improve to 4-1 at home. Matt Nichols is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 1,488 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Nichols has zero touchdowns and three picks in his last two games. Adarius Bowman and Kenny Stafford have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Derel Walker has 24 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 101.5 yards per contest, and Shakir Bell leads the way with 362 yards on 58 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 18.8 points and 305.1 yards per game. Patrick Watkins leads the Eskimos with 31 tackles, John Ojo has four interceptions and Marcus Howard has six sacks.
The Argonauts are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in August. The Eskimos are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Argonauts are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 meetings in Edmonton.
Toronto not only beat Edmonton once this season, but the Arrgonauts have beaten the Eskimos in five of the last six meetings overall. Also, Nichols has played some bad football his last two games. I'll take the points here.