Argonauts vs. Roughriders
CFL Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Argonauts PK -- Over/Under: 51 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts meet in a week 17 CFL matchup Saturday afternoon at BMO Field on TSN.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have a chance to build on their impressive three-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have just one road victory this season. Darian Durant is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 3,304 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Durant has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Naaman Roosevelt and Rob Bagg have combined for more than 1,700 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Ricky Collins has 31 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 63.7 yards per contest, and Curtis Steele leads the way with 314 yards on 54 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 31.1 points and 409.7 yards per game. Greg Jones leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 69 tackles, Corvey Irvin has four sacks and Justin Cox has four interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts look for a feel good victory that would snap a rough four-game losing streak. The Toronto Argonauts have just two home victories this season. Drew Willy is completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 594 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Willy and Ricky Ray have combined for 16 touchdown passes. Kenny Shaw and Diontae Spencer have combined for more than 1,400 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Tori Gurley has 36 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 90.2 yards per contest, and Brandon Whitaker leads the way with 830 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31.1 points and 392.4 yards per game. Cory Greenwood leads the Toronto Argonauts with 49 tackles, Shawn Lemon has 12 sacks and A.J. Jefferson has three interceptions.
The Roughriders are 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Argonauts are 9-24 ATS in their last 33 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Roughriders are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Toronto and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are playing some of their best football in years and are building some confidence heading into next season. However, Toronto has won five of the last six meetings against Saskatchewan and needs this win more than ever to snap a rough four-game losing streak. If the Argonauts can't win this game, they may not win a game the rest of the season. So, in a pick em game, I'm going to side with the Argonauts at home.