Ottawa Redblacks vs Toronto Argonauts Prediction, 10/6/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Redblacks vs Toronto Argonauts
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Ottawa Redblacks (+8.5)
The Ottawa Redblacks (2-5) go to BMO Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Toronto Argonauts (4-3). Ottawa opens this matchup as 8.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 48.5. The starting quarterbacks are Caleb Evans and Nick Arbuckle.
In their last game the Redblacks faced the Elks and earned the victory by a score of 34-24. Caleb Evans went 15/22 with 191 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Caleb Evans paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 59 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 8.0 yards per run. Ryan Davis was the receiving yardage leader by earning 67 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 13.4 yards per catch for that contest.
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Regarding putting points on the board, the Ottawa Redblacks have an average of 17.3 PPG. As a team they hold an average of 77.1 yards on the ground which has them sitting 7th in the CFL. The Redblacks currently have 1,897 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Ottawa has compiled 6 passing touchdowns and 2 touchdowns via the ground.
Concerning passing yards, the Redblacks have conceded 1,928 yards which puts them in 7th in the league. During the season, they are surrendering 386.3 yards/outing which has them sitting 9th in the league. The Redblacks rank 9th in the CFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 29.0 points per contest. The opposition is running for 4.9 yards per run and 110.9 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of their 7 games played this season, they are conceding 275.4 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 75.2%. For the season, they have given up 776 running yards through 7 contests.
In their last game the Argonauts went up against the Alouettes and earned the win by a score of 30-27. John White paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 17 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 44 yards on 9 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per carry. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 38 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 9.5 yards per reception during the game. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 13/19 with 210 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
During the season to this point, the Argonauts have thrown for a total of 1,851 passing yards as well as an average of 264.4 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 6th in the CFL. The Toronto Argonauts average 354.0 yards per outing ranking them 4th in the CFL. They maintain an average of 89.6 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 627 yards for the year. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Argonauts currently rank 6th in the CFL with 20.3 PPG.
The Argonauts are conceding 24.0 PPG, which has them in 6th in the CFL. Over the course of the season, they have given up 168 points in total. Toronto has surrendered a total of 688 rushing yards (98.3 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have allowed the opposition 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 255.1 yards per outing, ranking them 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ottawa Redblacks (+8.5)
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