The Edmonton Eskimos and Toronto Argonauts meet Friday in CFL action at the BMO Field. This will be the second game of two this season between these two teams.
Toronto Argonauts vs Edmonton Eskimos Team News
The Toronto Argonauts search for consecutive triumphs and are coming off a bye week. The Toronto Argonauts have lost two of their last three home games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is finishing 66 percent of his passes for 1,592 yards, 10 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Bethel-Thompson has at least two touchdown passes in three of his last four games.
Derel Walker and Armanti Edwards have consolidated for 912 receiving yards and five touchdowns while SJ Green has 31 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 62.1 yards per contest, and James Wilder Jr. leads the route with 161 yards and on 38 carries.
Defensively, Toronto is permitting 34.4 points and 437.3 yards per game. Abdul Kanneh leads the Toronto Argonauts with 32 tackles, Cleyon Laing has four sacks and Alden Darby has two interceptions.
The Edmonton Eskimos search for a triumph after parting their last six games. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost three of their last four road games. Trevor Harris is finishing 72.5 percent of his passes for 2,631 yards, 10 touchdowns
Ricky Collins and Greg Ellingson have consolidated for 1,090 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kenny Stafford has 30 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 98.8 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the path with 591 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, Edmonton is permitting 17.2 points and 275.1 yards per game. Larry Dean drives the Edmonton Eskimos with 35 tackles, Mike Moore has six sacks and Tyquwan Glass has two interceptions.
CFL Odds and Betting
The Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in August. The Eskimos win against the Argos three weeks back was their first against the spreading success versus the Argos in the last five attempts (1-4 ATS). And 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Argonauts are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 Friday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week. The Argos are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games when coming off a bye week. The Eskimos have battled on the road this season going 1-3 straight up, and are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games dating back to last season. And 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
The Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. Of note, perhaps the over is the way to go. These two teams head to head in the last 14 games have gone 10-4 to the over. When the game is played in Toronto, the two teams are 5-2 to the over in the last seven meetings. The under is 6-0 in Eskimos last 6 games overall.
Toronto Argonauts vs Edmonton Eskimos Match Details
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location: BMO Field, Toronto in Ontario
TV Channel/Live Stream: TSN, RDS2
Toronto Argonauts vs Edmonton Eskimos Match Prediction
The Edmonton Eskimos beat Toronto 26-0 around three weeks back, yet they’ve lost three of their last four on the road and it’s the home team that is won nine of the 10 meetings between these two teams. The Toronto Argonauts simply beat Winnipeg outright as a 14.5-point underdog and has had an additional week to plan for this game. While the game against the Blue Bombers was presumably, even more, a fluke than everything else, there’s value with the rested Toronto Argonauts at home and an a boatload of points.