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Toronto Argonauts vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/7/16

Lions vs. Argonauts

CFL Football: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)

the Line Lions -5 -- Over/Under: 50 See the Latest Odds


The Toronto Argonauts and BC Lions meet late Thursday night at the BC Place on ESPN2.

The Toronto Argonauts look to get the ball rolling after a 1-1 start to the season. Ricky Ray is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 468 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Ray has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Kenny Shaw and Vidal Hazelton have combined for 270 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Tori Gurley has six receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 33.5 yards per contest, and Brandon Whitaker leads the way with 42 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 29.5 points and 384 yards per game. Keon Raymond leads the Argonauts with 14 tackles, Ricky Foley has one sack and Akwasi Owusu-Ansah has three pass deflections.

Toronto Argonauts vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/7/16


The BC Lions look to build on their impressive 2-0 start to the season. Jonathon Jennings is completing 58 percent of his passes for 476 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Jennings has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Shawn Gore and Bryan Burnham have combined for 292 receiving yards while Emmanuel Arceneaux has 10 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 106.5 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 120 yards on 21 carries. Defensively, BC is allowing 10.5 points and 290 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Lions with 14 tackles, Alex Bazzie has two sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has one interception.

The Argonauts are 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lions are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 17-7 in the last 24 meetings.

The BC Lions have really flexed their muscle defensively and are off to an impressive start overall. BC has also beaten Toronto in seven of the last 10 meetings. At home, you have to like the BC Lions to cover the reasonable number.

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