Blue Bombers (1-1) vs. Argonauts (2-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday July 13, 2017, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Blue Bombers -3 -- Over/Under: 52.5
The Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday in CFL action at the Investors Group Field.
The Toronto Argonauts look for another road victory to improve on their solid 2-1 start to the CFL season. The Toronto Argonauts have won one of their last seven road games. Ricky Ray is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 1,199 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Ray has 19 touchdown passes in his last 12 games played. S.J. Green and DeVier Posey have combined for 647 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Armanti Edwards has 18 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 40.3 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 63 yards and on 13 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 22.7 points and 361 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 18 tackles, Victor Butler has seven sacks and Cassius Vaughn has one interception.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for their first home victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have split their last eight home games. Matt Nichols is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 598 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Nichols has thrown 12 interceptions in his last 17 games played. Weston Dressler and Darvin Adams have combined for 324 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 14 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 72 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 89 yards on 23 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 34.5 points and 402 yards per game. Chris Randle leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 12 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has one sack and TJ Heath has three interceptions.
The Argonauts are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in July, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games, 6-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Toronto Argonauts have looked sharp to start the season, but back-to-back road games on short rest is never easy for anybody. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers had their chances to beat the Calgary Stampeders but couldn't stop turning the ball over. The Blue Bombers owe it to their fans to put on a better performance at home after dropping the ball last week. Not to mention Winnipeg has won the last two games against Toronto and neither contest was close. I'll eat the field goal here.