Toronto Argonauts vs Calgary Stampeders Week 6 Expert CFL Picks Against the Spread 7/19/2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
McLeod Bethel-Thompson and the Toronto Argonauts (0-3, 4th in the Eastern Conference) go to McMahon Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Calgary Stampeders (2-1, 2nd in the Western Conference). Calgary opens this contest as 10 point favorites. The over/under is set at 53.5.
Key Toronto Argonauts Injuries
07/10/19 QB James Franklin Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
07/10/19 QB Bo Levi Mitchell Pectoral is out indefinitely
The Toronto Argonauts come into this matchup with a record of 0-3 this year. They are ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 14.8 points per contest, which puts them at 4th in the conference in addition to 9th in the CFL. As a team, they are averaging 53.8 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the conference, and they currently sit at 2nd in the conference for passing yards per contest with 288.5. For total yardage, they currently sit at 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL with 1,369 yards, and yards per game of 342.2 which puts them at 4th in the conference and 8th in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Argonauts have compiled a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns which is 4th in the conference. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Argonauts have one of the most lackluster defenses in the CFL allowing 40.5 points per contest, which puts them at 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. In regard to yards rushing, Toronto is allowing 153.2 yards per contest which puts them at 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.07 yards per carry which puts them at 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 613 yards rushing through 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Argonauts have conceded 1,360 yards over the course of 4 games. This comes out to an average of 340 yards per contest, which puts them at 7th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. Teams are completing 73.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 10.73 yards per try. They have conceded 10 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. In total, they are conceding 493.2 yards per contest which puts them at 4th in the conference and 9th overall. In terms of overall statistics, they will have to defend better if they want to get the win this week.
The Calgary Stampeders will be standing on the other sideline and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Stampeders leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the league. The Stampeders head into this matchup 2-1 and they sit in 2nd in the Western Conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Stampeders sit in 3rd in the West and 4th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 31 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Stampeders have thrown for a total of 1,191 yards through the air which breaks down to 297.8 passing yards per contest which ranks 3rd in the CFL and 2nd in the West. Calgary hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 57.2 yards per contest, which ranks 8th in the CFL and 5th in the West. As a team, they have a total of 229 yards rushing through 4 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Calgary Stampeders average 355 yards per contest overall which ranks 7th in the CFL and 4th in the West.
The Calgary Stampeders are giving up 26 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the West and 4th in the CFL. In discussing points given up, they have given up 104 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 92.8 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the CFL and 4th in the West. For the 2019 season, they have given up 371 yards rushing and 6 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in the CFL. They are giving up 229.2 passing yards per contest and 917 total yards through the air over the course of 4 contests. For passing yards allowed per game, the Stampeders sit in 2nd in the West and 2nd in the CFL. They have allowed 4 passing touchdowns in 2019 which ranks 2nd out of all the teams in the league and 1st in the West.
Who will win tonight's Argonauts/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Argonauts +10
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