Toronto Argonauts vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 11/20/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Argonauts vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Argonauts (+4.5)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (15-3) play the Toronto Argonauts (11-7) at Mosaic Stadium on Sunday for the Grey Cup. Toronto opens this matchup as 4.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 47.5. The QB's taking the field are McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Zach Collaros.
In their last outing the Argonauts went up against the Alouettes and ended up getting the victory by a score of 34-27. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 19/27 with 299 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Andrew Harris paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He ran for a total of 42 yards on 9 carries which meant he averaged 4.7 yards per carry. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 97 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 10.8 yards per catch for the game.
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The Argonauts have earned 6,203 total yards for this campaign. As a team they're maintaining an average of 81.7 yards rushing ranking them 9th in the CFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Toronto has earned 25 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Toronto Argonauts are averaging 24.6 points per contest.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Argonauts have conceded 4,731 yards which puts them in 9th in the CFL. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 365.2 yards per contest which ranks them 8th in the CFL. The Argonauts sit in 4th in the league regarding team defense, giving up 23.6 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.3 yards per run and 102.4 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of their 18 games played this season, they have given up 262.8 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 68.3%. For the year, they have allowed 1,843 yards via the ground game in 18 games.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers went up against the Lions and won 28-20. Brady Oliveira led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 26 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 130 yards on 20 carries which had him averaging 6.5 yards per run. Nic Demski was the receiving yardage leader by earning 74 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 14.8 yards per reception for that contest. Zach Collaros went 14/20 with 178 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick on the day.
During this campaign to this point, the Blue Bombers have a total of 4,572 yards via the pass along with an average of 254.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 5th in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers maintain an average of 367.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 3rd in the CFL. They hold an average of 113.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 2,043 yards for this year. When looking at their ability to score points, the Blue Bombers are 2nd in the CFL by tallying 29.9 points per game.
Winnipeg has conceded a total of 1,607 rushing yards (89.3 yards per contest) and 8 touchdowns on the ground this season. The Blue Bombers are giving up 20.6 PPG, which has them sitting 1st in the CFL. In total, they have given up 370 total points. They have given up 19 touchdowns from the passing game and 240.6 yards per game, which has them ranked 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto Argonauts (+4.5)
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