BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts Week 4 CFL Picks Against the Spread 7/6/2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
James Franklin and the Toronto Argonauts (0-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference) host the BC Lions (0-3, 5th in the Western Conference) at BMO Field on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The odds on this game have BC as 6.5 point favorites. The total is set at 57.5.
The BC Lions come into this game with a record of 0-3 for 2019. They currently sit at 5th in the Western Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 26 points per contest, which puts them at 5th in the West as well as 7th in the CFL. As a team, they are averaging 49.3 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the West, and they are currently ranked 4th in the West for passing yards per game with 253. For total yards, they are currently ranked 3rd in the West and 4th in the CFL with 907 yards, and an average yards per game of 302.3 which puts them at 5th in the West and 8th in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Lions have compiled a total of 4 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs which is 5th in the West. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the West and they will need to step up if they want to put up more points than they're used to.
The Lions have one of the worst defenses in the CFL allowing 36 points per contest, which puts them at 5th in the West and 7th in the CFL. In terms of yards rushing, BC is allowing 105 yards per game which puts them at 4th in the West and 6th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.16 yards per rush which puts them at 4th in the West and 7th in the CFL overall. In total, they have allowed 315 rushing yards through 3 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Lions have allowed 807 yards over the period of 3 contests. This comes out to an average of 269 yards per game, which puts them at 7th in the CFL and 5th in the West. Opponents are completing 71.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.55 yards per try. They have allowed 9 passing TDs and 3 rushing TDs. In total, they are giving up 374 yards per game which puts them at 3rd in the West and 4th overall. In terms of overall statistics, they will have to defend better if they want to get the win this week.
The Toronto Argonauts will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this next game. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Argonauts leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the CFL. The Argonauts head into this game 0-2 and they are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Argonauts currently sit at 4th in the conference and 9th out of all the teams in the league averaging 10.5 points per game. During the season thus far, the Argonauts have thrown for a total of 492 passing yards which equates to 246 passing yards per contest which has them at 7th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. Toronto is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 54.5 a yards per game, putting them at 7th in the CFL and 4th in the conference. As a unit, they have a total of 109 rushing yards through 2 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Toronto Argonauts average 300.5 yards per game overall which has them at 9th in the CFL and 4th in the conference.
The Toronto Argonauts are giving up 48 points per contest ranking them 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 96 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 126.5 yards per game ranking them 8th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. This year, they have given up a total of 253 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the most anemic groups in the CFL. They are giving up 436.5 passing yards per contest and 873 total passing yards over the course of 2 games. For passing yards allowed per game, the Argonauts currently sit at 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. They have allowed 6 passing touchdowns this season which has them at 7th out of all the teams in the league and 4th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Argonauts CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Argonauts +6.5
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