Toronto Argonauts vs Edmonton Eskimos Week 7 Football Betting Tips 7/26/2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
McLeod Bethel-Thompson and the Toronto Argonauts (0-5, 4th in the Eastern Conference) go to Commonwealth Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Edmonton Eskimos (3-2, 3rd in the Western Conference). Edmonton opens this matchup as 9 point favorites. The total opens at 53.
Key Toronto Argonauts Injuries
07/10/19 QB James Franklin Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Toronto Argonauts head into this game 0-5 this year. They currently sit at 4th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 15 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the conference as well as 9th in the CFL. As a unit, they are averaging 57.8 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 298. For total yardage, they currently sit at 3rd in the conference and 7th in the CFL with 1,779 yards, and yards per game of 355.8 which ranks them 3rd in the conference and 6th in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Argonauts have compiled a total of 8 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing TDs which is 4th in the conference. They are a low scoring offensive team 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 giving up 37.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. In discussing rushing yards, Toronto is giving up 139.6 yards per contest which ranks them 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.87 yards per carry which ranks them 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 698 yards rushing through 5 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Argonauts have allowed 1,521 yards over the period of 5 contests. This equates to an average of 304.2 yards per contest, which ranks them 7th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. Opponents are completing 72.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 9.91 yards per try. They have allowed 12 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs. Overall, they are allowing 443.8 yards per contest which ranks them 3rd in the conference and 8th overall. In terms of overall statistics, they will have to defend better if they want to get the win this week.
The Edmonton Eskimos will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this next game. In discussing the offensive production, the Eskimos have one of the most prolific offenses in the league. The Eskimos head into this matchup 3-2 and they currently sit at 3rd in the Western Conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Eskimos currently sit at 4th in the Western Conference and 5th out of all the teams in the league averaging 27 points per contest. So far this season, the Eskimos have passed the ball for a total of 1,628 yards through the air which breaks down to 325.6 passing yards per game which puts them at 1st in the league and 1st in the Western Conference. Edmonton is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 100.4 yards per contest, which puts them at 4th in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 502 rushing yards through 5 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Edmonton Eskimos average 426 yards per game overall which puts them at 1st in the league and 1st in the Western Conference.
The Edmonton Eskimos are allowing 20.4 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the league. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 102 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 91 yards per game which puts them at 4th in the league and 4th in the Western Conference. For 2019, they have conceded 455 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the league. They are allowing 157.2 passing yards per game and 786 total yards through the air over the period of 5 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eskimos currently sit at 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league. They have allowed 8 passing touchdowns for 2019 which puts them at 6th out of all the teams in the league and 4th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's Argonauts/Eskimos CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eskimos -9
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