Roughriders (1-3) vs. Argonauts (3-2)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 29, 2017, 6:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Roughriders -2.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5
The Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Saturday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts look for another victory to build on their 3-2 start to the CFL season. The Toronto Argonauts have lost six of their last seven road games. Ricky Ray is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 1,896 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Ray has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 872 receiving yards and two touchdowns while DeVier Posey has 19 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 41.6 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 102 yards and on 21 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 25 points and 343.4 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 29 tackles, Victor Butler has seven sacks and Cassius Vaughn has one interception.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders could use a victory here to rebound from a 1-3 start. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have split their last six home games. Kevin Glenn is completing 72.1 percent of his passes for 1,258 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Glenn has six touchdown passes in his last three games played. Naaman Roosevelt and Bakari Grant have combined for 576 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Nic Demski has 15 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 63.8 yards per contest, and Cameron Marshall leads the way with 206 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 26.8 points and 343 yards per game. Sam Williams leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 18 tackles, Willie Jefferson has two sacks and Jovon Johnson has five pass deflections.
The Argonauts are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Roughriders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games in July and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Argonauts are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Saskatchewan.
Toronto has played a lot of games close to the vest this season and that scares me when going on the road on shorter rest. It's also worth mentioning that the Argonauts aren't the best road team in the league dating back to last season. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are better than their record indicates and they usually show up at home where they should probably be 2-0 this season. I usually find value in the lines the Roughriders get, and I'm going to eat the small number with them at home here.