Ottawa Redblacks vs Toronto Argonauts CFL Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
William Arndt and the Ottawa Redblacks (3-13, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) are headed to BMO Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Toronto Argonauts (3-13, 4th in the Eastern Conference). Toronto opens this contest as 5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 52.5.
The Redblacks have been an inconsistent choice for football bettors, having gone 5-11 ATS. Toronto covers the spread 50.0% of the time, going 7-7 against the spread. The Argonauts have been terrible for oddsmakers as favorites, going 1-0 ATS. Ottawa has went 5-7 against the spread as the underdog, so they are covering 41.7% of the time.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Redblacks have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 7-9.
The Redblacks are covering 37.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 3-5 ATS.
Important Toronto Argonauts Betting Trends
The Argonauts are covering 42.9% of the time at BMO Field, going 3-4 against the spread.
The Argonauts have been an excellent Over bet for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 9-7.
The Ottawa Redblacks head into this matchup 3-13 this year. They are ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 16.9 points per game, which has them at 9th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 76.1 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the conference, and they rank 4th in the conference for passing yards per contest with 219.4. For total yardage, they rank 4th in the conference and 9th in the league with 4,728 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Redblacks have compiled a total of 10 passing TDs and 6 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the Eastern Conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Redblacks have one of the worst defenses in the CFL allowing 30.2 points per game, which has them at 3rd in the East and 8th in the CFL. When it comes to yards through the air, the Redblacks have conceded 4,908 yards over the period of 16 games. This equates to an average of 306.8 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the CFL and 4th in the East. Teams are completing 71.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 9 yards per try. They have allowed 23 passing TDs and 26 rushing touchdowns. When talking about rushing yards, Ottawa is giving up 117.8 yards per contest which has them at 3rd in the conference and 8th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.12 yards per carry which has them at 1st in the conference and 4th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,884 rushing yards through 16 games.
The Argonauts head into this matchup 3-13 and they are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference. Toronto needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 73.2 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,171 yards rushing through 16 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Toronto Argonauts average 343.4 yards per game overall putting them 7th in the CFL and 3rd in the East. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Argonauts sit in 3rd in the conference and 8th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 19.8 points per contest. So far this season, the Argonauts have thrown for a total of 4,323 passing yards which breaks down to 270.2 passing yards per game which has them at 4th in the CFL.
The Toronto Argonauts are giving up 33.2 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the CFL. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 532 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are allowing 121.8 yards per game ranking them 9th in the CFL and 4th in the conference. For this season, they have given up a total of 1,949 yards rushing and 20 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the least effective units in the CFL. They are giving up 304.2 passing yards per contest and 4,867 total yards through the air. For passing yards allowed per game, the Argonauts are currently ranked 3rd in the East. They have allowed 35 passing touchdowns this year.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Argonauts CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Redblacks +5
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