Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Toronto Argonauts Prediction, 8/21/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Toronto Argonauts
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-7)
The Toronto Argonauts (1-1) host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-0) at BMO Field on Saturday. The spread on this game has Winnipeg as 7-point favorites. The total is set at 42.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Zach Collaros and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
In their last outing the Blue Bombers took on the Argonauts and earned the victory by a score of 20-7. Zach Collaros went 32/40 with 292 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 pick on the day. Brady Oliveira paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 29 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 2.2 yards per run. Kenny Lawler led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 99 yards on 10 receptions. He averaged 9.9 yards per catch during the game.
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The Blue Bombers have racked up 652 total yards this year. Offensively they're averaging 101.0 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 4th in the CFL. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Winnipeg has earned 4 touchdowns via the pass and 0 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are sitting at 19.5 points per contest.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Blue Bombers have surrendered 403 yards which ranks them 5th in the CFL. In total, they are granting 353.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 6th in the CFL. The Blue Bombers rank 1st in the CFL regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 6.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.9 yards per rushing attempt and 152.0 rushing yards per game this season. During their 2 games played this year, they have conceded 201.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 55.0%. During the season, they have allowed 304 rushing yards through 2 games.
The last time they took the field the Argonauts played the Blue Bombers and lost 20-7. John White paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 30t yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 111 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 9.3 yards per carry. Daniel Braverman led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 50 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 6.3 yards per catch for that contest. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 10/20 with 70 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions.
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Argonauts currently rank 6th in the CFL with 15.0 PPG. For the season to this point, the Argonauts have thrown for a total of 513 passing yards as well as holding an average of 256.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 4th in the CFL. They average 89.5 yards per game via the rush and have run for 179 yards overall. The Toronto Argonauts average 346.0 yards per game which has them sitting 4th in the league.
The Argonauts are giving up 20.0 PPG, which has them sitting 6th in the league. This season, they have given up 40 points in total. Toronto has surrendered a total of 154 yards via the ground game (77.0 yards per game) and 0 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have allowed 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 262.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 7th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-7)
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