Edmonton Eskimos vs Toronto Argonauts Week 10 Football Betting Tips 8/16/2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
BMO Field is the site where McLeod Bethel-Thompson and the Toronto Argonauts (1-6, 4th in the Eastern Conference) will play the Edmonton Eskimos (5-3, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Friday. The spread on this contest has Edmonton as 10 point favorites. The total opens at 50.
The Eskimos have been a bad pick for CFL wagerers, having gone 3-5 ATS. Toronto is covering the spread 42.9% of the time, going 3-4 against the spread. The Eskimos have been great for Vegas as a favorite, going 3-4 ATS. The Argonauts are covering 42.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 3-4 against the spread.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Eskimos have been a rough Over play for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 2-6.
Edmonton is covering the spread 25.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 1-3 ATS.
Important Toronto Argonauts Betting Trends
Toronto is covering the spread 25.0% of the time at BMO Field, going 1-3 against the spread.
The Argonauts have been a rough Over play for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 3-4.
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Argonauts Injuries
07/10/19 QB James Franklin Hamstring is out indefinitely
06/17/19 QB Zach Collaros Head is out indefinitely
The Edmonton Eskimos head into this game 5-3 for this year. They currently sit at 3rd in the Western Conference. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 24.4 points per game, putting them 5th in the CFL. As a unit, they have an average of 98.8 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the Western Conference, and they sit in 1st in the Western Conference for passing yards per contest with 327.4. For total yards, they sit in 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the CFL with 3,409 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Eskimos have compiled a total of 10 passing TDs and 7 rushing touchdowns which is 4th in the Western Conference. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the Western Conference and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Eskimos have one of the best defenses in the CFL giving up 17.2 points per game, putting them 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the CFL. In discussing yards rushing, Edmonton is giving up 82 yards per game putting them 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.93 yards per rush putting them 3rd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 656 rushing yards through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eskimos have allowed 1,385 yards over the period of 8 contests. This comes out to an average of 173.1 yards per game, putting them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the Western Conference. Opponents are completing 59.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.09 yards per attempt. They have allowed 10 passing TDs and 2 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are giving up 255.1 yards per game putting them 1st in the Western Conference and 1st overall. All of the above means that they will have to get creative to score enough points to win the game.
The Toronto Argonauts will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Argonauts head into this matchup 1-6 and they rank 4th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Argonauts have one of the middle tier offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Argonauts are ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and 9th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 14.7 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Argonauts have thrown for a total of 1,949 yards through the air which breaks down to 278.4 passing yards per game putting them 2nd in the CFL and 1st in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 62.1 yards per game, putting them 9th in the CFL and 4th in the Eastern Conference. As a unit, they have a total of 435 yards rushing through 7 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 340.6 yards per game overall putting them 5th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference.
The Toronto Argonauts are conceding 34.4 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the CFL. In terms of points given up, they have given up 241 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are conceding 145.6 yards per game ranking them 9th in the CFL and 4th in the Eastern Conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed 1,019 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the least effective groups in the CFL. They are conceding 283.1 passing yards per game and 1,982 total yards through the air over the period of 7 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Argonauts are ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the CFL. They have allowed 13 passing TDs for this year putting them 8th out of all the teams in the league and 4th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Argonauts CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Argonauts +10
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