Calgary Stampeders vs Toronto Argonauts Prediction, 8/20/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Calgary Stampeders vs Toronto Argonauts
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Calgary Stampeders (-2.5)
The Toronto Argonauts (4-4) play the Calgary Stampeders (5-3) at BMO Field on Saturday. Toronto opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The total is set at 49.5. The starting quarterbacks are Bo Levi Mitchell and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
In their last game the Stampeders played the Lions and took the defeat by a score of 41-40. Bo Levi Mitchell went 18/32 with 206 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Dedrick Mills led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 55 yards on 7 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.0 yards per run. Shawn Bane led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 64 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 12.8 yards per reception for that contest.
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The Stampeders have attained 2,780 total yards for the year. As a unit they're holding an average of 110.5 yards rushing which is 1st in the league. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Calgary has compiled 9 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Calgary Stampeders hold an average of 30.8 points per game.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Stampeders have allowed 2,291 yards which has them ranked 6th in the CFL. During the season, they have relinquished 371.8 yards per game putting them at 8th in the league. The Stampeders rank 4th in the league regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 23.9 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.8 yards per rush on the ground and 85.4 yards on the ground per game for the year. During their 8 games played this year, they have surrendered 286.4 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.9%. During the season, they have allowed 683 yards via the ground game in 8 games.
In their last game the Argonauts faced the Tiger-Cats and took the loss by a score of 34-27. A.J. Ouellette paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 27 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 47 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Markeith Ambles led the team in receiving yardage by earning 51 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 10.2 yards per reception for that game. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 24/37 with 287 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Argonauts sit 6th in the CFL with an average of 22.5 PPG. For the year thus far, the Argonauts have thrown for a total of 2,109 yards through the air in addition to an average of 263.6 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 3rd in the league. They are averaging 82.0 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 656 yards for the season. The Toronto Argonauts average 345.6 yards/outing which has them ranked 5th in the CFL.
The Argonauts are relinquishing 26.0 PPG, which has them in 6th in the CFL. Overall, they have given up 208 total points. Toronto has allowed the opposition a total of 760 rushing yards (95.0 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have conceded 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 254.1 yards per outing, which has them in 5th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto Argonauts (+2.5) and under 49.5 points
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