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Ottawa Redblacks vs. Toronto Argonauts CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 11/2/18

Game
Toronto Argonauts (4-13) at Ottawa Redblacks (10-7)
Date & Time Friday November 2, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks -7 -- Over/Under: 53.5
TV Channel
TSN, RDS
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The Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks meet Friday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.

The Toronto Argonauts look to end the season on a high note after losing eight of their last nine games. The Toronto Argonauts have yet to win a road game this season. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 2,007 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin have combined for 17 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,878 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 56 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 96 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 691 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31.5 points and 417.3 yards per game. Alden Darby leads the Toronto Argonauts with 62 tackles, Cleyon Laing has six sacks and Trumaine Washington has two interceptions.  

The Ottawa Redblacks look for another victory heading into the playoffs after splitting their last eight games. The Ottawa Redblacks have won four of their last six home games. Trevor Harris is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 5,116 yards, 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 21 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 2,462 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 81 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 92.9 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 1,362 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 24.2 points and 373.2 yards per game. Corey Tindal leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 66 tackles, A.C. Leonard has six sacks and Jonathan Rose has five interceptions.

The Argonauts are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The RedBlacks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in November, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Toronto Argonauts don't have much to play for at this point, and they've been rough against the number, which includes failing to cover four of their last five games and being 2-6 ATS on the road this season. The Ottawa Redblacks need to keep up the positive vibes as they enter the playoffs and are coming off two of their better wins of the season, which includes a 17-point blowout over Hamilton. I'll ride the hot hand at home.

Pick:
Ottawa Redblacks -7

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