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Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Toronto Argonauts CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/12/19

Game
Toronto Argonauts at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date & Time Friday July 12, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
IG Field
Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Line
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -12.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
TSN, RDS
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The Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Friday in CFL action at IG Field.

The Toronto Argonauts are still looking for their first victory after a slow 0-3 start to the season. The Toronto Argonauts haven’t won a road game since November of 2017. James Franklin is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 435 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Franklin and McLeod Bethel-Thompson have combined for 863 passing yards and three touchdowns this season. Armanti Edwards and Llevi Noel have combined for 383 receiving yards and two touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 14 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 50 yards per contest, and Wilder Jr. leads the way with 105 yards and on 22 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 38 points and 523 yards per game. Ian Wild leads the Toronto Argonauts with 20 tackles, Shawn Lemon has one sack and Abdul Kanneh has one interception.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for another victory to build on their strong 3-0 start to the season. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won their last four home games. Matt Nichols is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 646 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Lucky Whitehead and Nic Demski have combined for 307 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Darvin Adams has eight receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 134 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 262 yards on 44 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 19.3 points and 343.7 yards per game. Brandon Alexander leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 18 tackles, Drake Nevis has one sack and Jeff Hecht has two interceptions.

The Argonauts are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games, 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Friday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 3-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Argonauts are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Winnipeg and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Blue Bombers last 5 games overall. The under is 53-23 in Argonauts last 76 Friday games.

The Toronto Argonauts have been awful on both sides of the ball through three games and have been awful ATS on the road dating back to last season. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a team I've been riding hard before the season and mentioned how they have to be the favorites to win the Grey Cup. With a defense that seems to be getting better each week and an offense that is balanced and can strike with big plays, this has the potential to be an ugly blowout win for the home team. I just don't like what I see from the Argonauts right now.

Pick:
Winnipeg Blue Bombers -12.5

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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