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Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/28/19

Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts
Date & Time Saturday September 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
BMO Field
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +6.5 -- Over/Under: 49
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost three of their last five road games. Cody Fajardo is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 2,862 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Fajardo has one or less touchdown passes in each of his last seven games. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 1,510 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 48 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 111.9 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 751 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 23.2 points and 320.1 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 52 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 13 sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has three interceptions.

The Toronto Argonauts could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Toronto Argonauts have lost their last three home games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 3,090 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Bethel-Thompson has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. Derel Walker and SJ Green have combined for 1,610 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Armanti Edwards has 42 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 71.9 yards per contest, and James Wilder Jr. leads the way with 259 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 32.3 points and 449.3 yards per game. Abdul Kanneh leads the Toronto Argonauts with 52 tackles, Cleyon Laing has five sacks and Alden Darby has three interceptions.

The Roughriders are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games in September. The Argonauts are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-6-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Roughriders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 19-6-1 in Argonauts last 26 games in September. The over is 4-1 in Roughriders last 5 Saturday games.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won the last three meetings agains the Toronto Argonauts by an average of 11 points. The Toronto Argonauts have not only lost four of their last five games overall, but they're losing at home by an average of 13 points. I guess you can make a case for the Argonauts getting free points at home and having an extra week to prepare, but there's numbers and trends that suggest the Roughriders should roll in this contest. Give me Saskatchewan by a touchdown. 

Saskatchewan Roughriders -6.5

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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