Redblacks vs Argonauts Picks & Predictions
Friday, October 11, 2019
James Franklin and the Toronto Argonauts (2-12, 4th in the Eastern Conference) host the Ottawa Redblacks (3-11, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at BMO Field on Friday, October 11, 2019. The spread on this contest has Toronto as 2.5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 49.
The Redblacks have been less than ideal for football bettors, having gone 5-9 ATS. Toronto is covering the spread 41.7% of the time, going 5-7 against the spread. The Argonauts have been terrible for wagerers as the favorite, going 0-0 ATS. Ottawa is covering the spread 50.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 5-5 against the spread.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Redblacks have been a pretty good Under option for O/U bettors, having gone 6-8.
The Redblacks are covering 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 3-3 ATS.
Important Toronto Argonauts Betting Trends
Toronto is covering the spread 33.3% of the time at BMO Field, going 2-4 against the spread.
The Argonauts have been an excellent Over option for O/U bettors, having gone 8-6.
The Ottawa Redblacks head into this matchup 3-11 for the 2019 season. They are ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 17 points per contest, which has them at 9th in the CFL. As a team, they are averaging 79.2 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and they are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference for passing yards per contest with 226.3. For total yards, they sit in 4th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the CFL with 4,277 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Redblacks have compiled a total of 8 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the East and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Redblacks have one of the most lackluster defenses in the league allowing 30.1 points per game, ranking them 3rd in the East and 8th in the league. In discussing yards rushing, Ottawa is allowing 119.5 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per carry ranking them 1st in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,673 rushing yards through 14 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Redblacks have allowed 4,190 yards over the course of 14 contests. This comes out to an average of 299.3 yards per contest, which has them at 7th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Opponents are completing 70.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.93 yards per try. They have allowed 20 passing touchdowns and 23 rushing touchdowns.
The Argonauts come into this game with a record of 2-12 and they rank 4th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Argonauts leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the CFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Argonauts currently sit at 3rd in the conference and 8th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 18.9 points per contest. So far this season, the Argonauts have thrown for a total of 3,711 passing yards which equates to 265.1 passing yards per game which has them at 4th in the league. Toronto hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 72.1 yards per game, which has them at 9th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 1,010 yards rushing through 14 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 337.2 yards per contest overall putting them 8th in the league and 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
The Toronto Argonauts are allowing 34.6 points per game which puts them at 4th in the East and 9th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the most anemic groups in the league. They are giving up 311.9 passing yards per game and 4,367 total passing yards. For passing yards allowed per game, the Argonauts are currently ranked 4th in the East. They have allowed 30 passing touchdowns for 2019. When talking about points given up, they have given up 484 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 125.3 yards per contest ranking them 9th in the CFL and 4th in the conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,754 yards rushing and 20 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Argonauts CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Redblacks +2.5
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