Toronto Argonauts vs. Ottawa Redblacks - 10/26/19 CFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ottawa Redblacks (3-13) vs. Toronto Argonauts (3-13)
CFL Football: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Toronto Argonauts -5 -- Over/Under: 52.5
The Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Ottawa Redblacks need a victory here to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Ottawa Redblacks haven’t won a road game since August 2. Dominique Davis is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 2,061 yards, five touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Davis and Jonathon Jennings have combined for 21 interceptions this season. Dominique Rhymes and RJ Harris have combined for 1,691 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Brad Sinopoli has 60 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 76.1 yards per contest, and Mossis Madu leads the way with 413 yards and on 103 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 30.2 points and 435.1 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 69 tackles, J.R. Tavai has eight sacks and De'Chavon Hayes has three interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts also need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Toronto Argonauts have lost six of their last eight home games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 3,826 yards, 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Bethel-Thompson has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 12 games. Derel Walker and SJ Green have combined for 2,020 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Armanti Edwards has 59 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 73.2 yards per contest, and James Wilder Jr. leads the way with 444 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 33.2 points and 437.8 yards per game. Abdul Kanneh leads the Toronto Argonauts with 70 tackles, Cleyon Laing has seven sacks and Alden Darby has three interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Argonauts are 1-7-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win, 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 games in October and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. East. The over is 5-2 in Argonauts last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in RedBlacks last 5 games overall.
The Toronto Argonauts have won six of the last nine meetings against Ottawa, including two meetings this year that weren't really competitive. The Ottawa Redblacks have failed to cover seven of their last eight games overall and are just 3-5 ATS on the road. The Toronto Argonauts are a profitable 4-3-1 ATS at home and are playing better football overall, even if it doesn't always translate to victories. I'm not trying to lay a decent sized number with a struggling team, but the Ottawa Redblacks appear to have checked out this season and have provided zero betting value over the last two months. It's Argos or pass.