Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts Week 16 CFL Point Spread Picks 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Cody Fajardo and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-4, 3rd in the Western Conference) travel to BMO Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Toronto Argonauts (2-10, 4th in the Eastern Conference). The spread on this contest has Saskatchewan as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 51.
The Roughriders have been a great play for bettors, having gone 7-5 ATS. The Argonauts cover the spread 50.0% of the time, going 5-5 against the spread. The Roughriders have been a great play for bettors as favorites, going 5-3 ATS. Toronto covers the spread 50.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 5-5 against the spread.
Valuable Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
The Roughriders have been an inconsistent Over play for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 5-7.
Saskatchewan covers the spread 60.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 3-2 ATS.
Important Toronto Argonauts Betting Trends
The Argonauts cover the spread 40.0% of the time at BMO Field, going 2-3 against the spread.
The Argonauts have been a decent Over play for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 6-6.
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Argonauts Injuries
09/23/19 QB James Franklin Hamstring has been named the starter Saturday vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
06/17/19 QB Zach Collaros Head is out indefinitely
The Saskatchewan Roughriders step onto the field holding a record of 8-4 this year. They are ranked 3rd in the Western Conference. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 26.7 points per game, which has them at 4th in the CFL. As a unit, they have an average of 111.9 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the conference, and they rank 3rd in the conference for passing yards per game with 248.2. For total yardage, they rank 5th in the conference and 7th in the CFL with 4,321 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Roughriders have compiled a total of 10 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the conference and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Roughriders have one of the middle tier defenses in the league giving up 23.2 points per contest, putting them 4th in the Western Conference and 5th in the CFL. When it comes to yards through the air, the Roughriders have allowed 2,475 yards over the period of 12 contests. This equates to an average of 206.2 yards per game, putting them 2nd in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. Teams are completing 67.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.76 yards per attempt. They have allowed 14 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to yards on the ground, Saskatchewan is giving up 95 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the conference and 3rd in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.14 yards per carry ranking them 4th in the Western Conference and 4th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 1,140 yards rushing through 12 games.
The Argonauts head into this game 2-10 and they currently sit at 4th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Argonauts have an offense that could be called mediocre in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Argonauts currently sit at 3rd in the conference and 8th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 20 points per game. During the season thus far, the Argonauts have thrown for a total of 3,455 yards through the air which breaks down to 287.9 passing yards per game putting them 2nd in the CFL. Toronto hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 71.9 yards per game, which has them at 9th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 863 yards rushing through 12 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 359.8 yards per contest overall which has them at 6th in the CFL and 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
The Toronto Argonauts are giving up 32.3 points per contest which puts them at 4th in the East and 9th in the league. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 388 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 119.6 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. For 2019, they have given up a total of 1,435 yards rushing and 16 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the worst units in the CFL. They are allowing 317.4 passing yards per contest and 3,809 total passing yards. For passing yards allowed per game, the Argonauts are ranked 4th in the conference. They have conceded 22 passing TDs for this year.
Who will win tonight's Roughriders/Argonauts CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Roughriders -5
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