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Toronto Argonauts vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/8/17

Redblacks (0-1-1) vs. Argonauts (1-1)
Date & Time Saturday July 8, 2017, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Redblacks -6 -- Over/Under: 56
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The Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks meet Saturday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.

The Toronto Argonauts look for their first road win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Toronto Argonauts have lost six straight road games. Ricky Ray is completing 72.1 percent of his passes for 833 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Ray has 17 touchdown passes in his last 11 games played. DeVier Posey and Armanti Edwards have combined for 417 receiving yards and one touchdown while S.J. Green has nine receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 30.5 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 29 yards and on 10 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 21.5 points and 328 yards per game. Marcus Ball leads the Toronto Argonauts with 12 tackles, Victor Butler has four sacks and Cassius Vaughn has one interception. 

The Ottawa Redblacks look for their first home win of the season to build on their 0-1-1 start. The Ottawa Redblacks haven’t won a regular season home game since September 23. Trevor Harris is completing 75 percent of his passes for 725 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Harris has 21 touchdown passes in his last 14 games played. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 398 receiving yards and one touchdown while Diontae Spencer has six receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 98.5 yards per contest, and Brendan Gillanders leads the way with 80 yards and on 12 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 37 points and 424.5 yards per game. Taylor Reed leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 10 tackles, Steven Miller has one sack and Imoan Claiborne has two pass deflections.

The Argonauts are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in July and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The RedBlacks are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in July and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 6-0 in RedBlacks last 6 home games and the under is 4-1 in Argonauts last 5 games overall.

This is a lot of points to give a Toronto team that's won five of the last seven meetings against Ottawa, especially when the Redblacks haven't looked good on the defensive side of the ball in their first two games. That's why I'm going to side with the over in this game. We know both teams can light it up offensively, but the lack of defense from Ottawa makes the side a risky play. We should see a lot of points in this game and the over has hit in Ottawa's last six home games. 

Over 56

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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