Saskatchewan Roughriders (7-5) vs. Toronto Argonauts (3-8)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 22, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +3 -- Over/Under: 51
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a bounce back victory after winning four of their last five games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won three of their last four road games. Zach Collaros is completing 59.7 percent of his passes for 1,640 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions. Collaros and Brandon Bridge have combined for seven touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season. Jordan Williams-Lambert and Naaman Roosevelt have combined for 1,016 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Shaquelle Evans has 29 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 109.5 yards per contest, and Tre Mason leads the way with 583 yards on 107 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 25.2 points and 355.2 yards per game. Samuel Eguavoen leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 53 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 13 sacks and Tobi Antigha has two interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a feel good victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Toronto Argonauts have split their last six home games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,316 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin have combined for 11 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,169 receiving yards and six touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 45 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 85.4 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 617 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31 points and 424.1 yards per game. Marcus Ball leads the Toronto Argonauts with 44 tackles, Cleyon Laing has four sacks and Alden Darby has two interceptions.
The Roughriders are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in September, 8-19 ATS in their last 27 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Argonauts are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Roughriders are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings in Toronto, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won four of the last five meetings against the Toronto Argonauts and have done a fine job of beating the teams they're supposed to beat this season. The Toronto Argonauts are just a bad, bad football team at the moment, which includes being outscored by 9.3 points in their last three games and 9.7 points at home on the season. You just can't back the Argonauts in their current form, as there's not much positives to go off of. I'll take the Roughriders and the reasonable chalk.