Toronto Argonauts vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Week 5 Expert CFL Picks 7/13/2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
McLeod Bethel-Thompson and the Toronto Argonauts (0-3, 4th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to IG Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-0, 1st in the Western Conference).
Key Toronto Argonauts Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
07/05/19 QB Matt Nichols Head injured last game, is questionable
The Toronto Argonauts head into this game 0-3 for the 2019 season. They are ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 12.7 points per contest, which has them at 4th in the East in addition to 9th in the CFL. As a unit, they are averaging 50 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the East, and they are presently ranked 3rd in the East for passing yards per game with 258. For total yards, they are presently ranked 4th in the East and 9th in the CFL with 924 yards, and yards per game of 308 which has them at 4th in the East and 9th in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Argonauts have compiled a total of 3 passing touchdowns and no rushing touchdowns which is 4th in the East. They are a low scoring offensive team in the East and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Argonauts have one of the worst defenses in the CFL giving up 38 points per contest, which has them at 4th in the East and 9th in the CFL. When talking about rushing yards, Toronto is giving up 141.3 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the East and 8th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.44 yards per rush which has them at 3rd in the East and 7th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 424 yards rushing through 3 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Argonauts have conceded 1,135 yards over the course of 3 games. This comes out to an average of 378.3 yards per game, which has them at 8th in the CFL and 3rd in the East. Opponents are completing 73.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 11.23 yards per attempt. They have conceded 7 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are conceding 519.7 yards per game which has them at 3rd in the East and 8th overall. In terms of overall statistics, they will have to defend better if they want to get the win this week.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. In discussing the offensive production, the Bombers have an offense that could be called mediocre in the CFL. The Bombers come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 and they are currently ranked 1st in the Western Conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bombers are presently ranked 5th in the West and 7th out of all the teams in the league averaging 30 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Bombers have passed the ball for a total of 664 passing yards which equates to 221.3 passing yards per game which ranks them 8th in the CFL and 5th in the West. Winnipeg is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 134 yards per game, which ranks them 2nd in the CFL and 1st in the West. As a unit, they have a total of 402 yards rushing through 3 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers average 355.3 yards per contest overall which ranks them 6th in the CFL and 3rd in the West.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are conceding 19.3 points per contest ranking them 1st in the West and 2nd in the CFL. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 58 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 42.7 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the West. For this season, they have conceded a total of 128 rushing yards and 0 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the CFL. They are conceding 289.7 passing yards per game and 869 total passing yards over the course of 3 contests. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bombers are presently ranked 5th in the West and 6th in the CFL. They have allowed 1 passing TD this year which ranks them 1st out of all the teams in the league and 1st in the West.
Who will win tonight's Argonauts/Blue Bombers CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Bombers
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