Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders
|Date & Time||Monday July 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -13 -- Over/Under: 53.5
The Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Monday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts look for a bounce back performance after getting waxed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in their season opener. The Toronto Argonauts look for their first road victory since November of 2017. James Franklin is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 211 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Franklin and McLeod Bethel-Thompson have combined for 310 passing yards this season. Armanti Edwards and Llevi Noel have combined for 144 receiving yards and one touchdown while Derel Walker has four receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 12 yards per contest, and James Wilder Jr. leads the way with 12 yards and on six carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 64 points and 604 yards per game. Trumaine Washington leads the Toronto Argonauts with five tackles, Anthony Covington has one pass deflection and Abdul Kanneh has one interception.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for their first win of the season after a 0-2 start. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won four of their last five home games. Cody Fajardo is completing 70.6 percent of his passes for 426 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 554 passing yards this season. Kyran Moore and Shaquelle Evans have combined for 298 receiving yards and one touchdown while KD Cannon has six receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 140 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 149 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 33.5 points and 339.5 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 12 tackles, Charleston Hughes has two sacks and Mike Edem has two pass deflections.
The Argonauts are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in July, 6-18 ATS in their last 24 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Roughriders are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Roughriders last 11 games in July. The over is 7-3 in Argonauts last 10 games overall.
The Toronto Argonauts were awful last season and while they've played just on game, it doesn't look like much has changed. The Argonauts didn't play a lick of defense and have now allowed 30 or more points in seven of their last 10 games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are coming off a shootout against Ottawa and the over has been a popular trend for them as well dating back to last season. Both offenses should get what they want in this contest and we should see another high scoring game. Give me the over.