Toronto Argonauts (3-9) vs. Calgary Stampeders (10-2)
|Date & Time||Friday September 28, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Calgary Stampeders -13.5 -- Over/Under: 53
The Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders meet Friday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a feel good road victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Toronto Argonauts have lost all five road road games this season. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 1,637 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin have combined for 11 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,338 receiving yards and six touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 52 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 87.5 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 665 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31.3 points and 420.2 yards per game. Marcus Ball leads the Toronto Argonauts with 44 tackles, Cleyon Laing has four sacks and Alden Darby has two interceptions.
The Calgary Stampeders are coming off a bye week and hope to build on their impressive 10-2 record. The Calgary Stampeders have won all six home games this season. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 3,630 yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 18 games. Kamar Jorden and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 1,691 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Reggie Begelton has 25 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 106.6 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 603 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 20.7 points and 315.2 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 79 tackles, Micah Johnson has six sacks and Emanuel Davis has three interceptions.
The Argonauts are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-12 ATS in their last 14 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Stampeders are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Argonauts are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Calgary, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Calgary Stampeders have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Toronto Argonauts and have covered majority of those games as well. The Argonauts are being outscored by 10.4 points on the road this season and are just 1-4 ATS on the road. The Calgary Stampeders have covered seven of their 12 games this season and have had an extra week to prepare for this game. There's not a lot of reasons to consider backing Toronto in this spot. You either eat the big chalk with the Stamps or you pass.