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Toronto Argonauts vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/16/19

Game
Edmonton Eskimos at Toronto Argonauts
Date & Time Friday August 16, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
BMO Field
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +9.5 -- Over/Under: 49
TV Channel
TSN, RDS2
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The Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts meet Friday in CFL action at the BMO Field.

The Edmonton Eskimos look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost three of their last four road games. Trevor Harris is completing 72.5 percent of his passes for 2,631 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Harris has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last 11 games. Ricky Collins and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,090 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 30 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 98.8 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 591 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 17.2 points and 275.1 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 35 tackles, Mike Moore has six sacks and Tyquwan Glass has two interceptions.

The Toronto Argonauts look for back-to-back victories and are coming off a bye week. The Toronto Argonauts have lost two of their last three home games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,592 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Bethel-Thompson has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Derel Walker and Armanti Edwards have combined for 912 receiving yards and five touchdowns while SJ Green has 31 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 62.1 yards per contest, and James Wilder Jr. leads the way with 161 yards and on 38 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 34.4 points and 437.3 yards per game. Abdul Kanneh leads the Toronto Argonauts with 32 tackles, Cleyon Laing has four sacks and Alden Darby has two interceptions.

The Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in August and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Argonauts are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 Friday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Argonauts last 7 home games. The under is 6-0 in Eskimos last 6 games overall.

The Edmonton Eskimos beat Toronto 26-0 about three weeks ago, but they've lost three of their last four on the road and it's the home team that's won nine of the 10 meetings between these two teams. The Toronto Argonauts just beat Winnipeg outright as a 14.5-point underdog and has had an extra week to prepare for this game. While the game against the Blue Bombers was probably more of a fluke than anything else, there's value with the rested Toronto Argonauts at home and a a boatload of points.

Pick:
Toronto Argonauts +9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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