Toronto Argonauts vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 9/29/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Argonauts vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Argonauts (+2.5)
The Toronto Argonauts (12-1) travel to IG Field on Friday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10-4). The spread on this contest has Winnipeg as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 50.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Chad Kelly and Zach Collaros.
In their last game the Argonauts played the Tiger-Cats and won by a score of 29-14. Chad Kelly went 17/26 with 242 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He tossed 2 picks in the game. Deonta McMahon paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 43 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 3.6 yards per run. Dejon Brissett led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 98 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 16.3 yards per reception for the game.
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The Argonauts currently have 4,853 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they maintain an average of 113.2 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 4th in the CFL. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Toronto has compiled 22 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Toronto Argonauts are sitting at 33.8 points per contest.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Argonauts have given up 3,663 yards which has them sitting in 7th in the league. Overall, they have relinquished 353.7 yards/game putting them at 5th in the league. The Argonauts are ranked 2nd in the league regarding team defense, giving up 21.4 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per run and 71.9 rushing yards per game this year. In their 13 games played this year, they are conceding 281.8 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 72.1%. In total, they have given up 935 rushing yards through 13 games.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers went up against the Tiger-Cats and took the loss by a score of 29-23. Brady Oliveira led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 17 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 46 yards via 9 carries which meant he was running for 5.1 yards per tote. Dalton Schoen was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 110 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 13.8 yards per reception for the game. Zach Collaros went 21/35 with 344 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 3 picks on the day.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Blue Bombers rank 2nd in the CFL by tallying 32.0 PPG. During the season thus far, the Blue Bombers have compiled 3,887 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 277.6 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 2nd in the CFL. They have an average of 132.1 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,850 yards in total. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are averaging 409.8 yards/game which has them ranked 1st in the CFL.
The Blue Bombers are allowing 20.9 points per game, which has them in 1st in the league. This season, they have relinquished 292 total points. Winnipeg has conceded a total of 1,302 rushing yards (93.0 yards per contest) and 11 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have yielded 9 touchdowns from the passing game and 205.4 yards per outing, which has them in 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto Argonauts (+2.5)
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